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Kunjarugiri Parashurama Temple - Kurkal Village Near Udupi Karnataka

Kunjarugiri Parashurama Temple is located atop Parashurama Giri (Vimana Giri Hill) and is around 11 km from Udupi in Kurkal Village in Karnataka. The murti of Parashurama in the temple is carved out of black stone. He holds axe in his right hand and a bow in the left hand.

Legend has it that Kanava Maharishi installed the murti of Parashurama temple. The temple and other structure is believed to have build during the Vijayanagara era.

Another legend states that Parashurama installed the Durga Murti in the famous Durga Parameshwari Temple at Kunjagiri and mediated a cave in the base of the mountain.

Four ponds were created here by Parashuram using his axe – Parashu Teertha, Gadha Teertha, Bana Teertha and Dhanusu Teertha.

Whenever there is a dispute regarding land people come to the temple to find a solution.
The temple is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Temples dedicated to Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, are very rare. Majority of the temples dedicated to Parashurama are found in Kerala and coastal Karnataka.