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Sri Varadaraja Venkataramana Temple In Kasaragod

Sri Varadaraja Venkataramana temple is located in Kasaragod in Kerala and is dedicated to Venkataramana form of Vishnu Bhagavan.

In the later part of the 18 century a few families of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins were staying in Kasaragod town. There was no temple for them in the area and they used to visit Manjeshwar for worship. So they built the Venkataramana temple in Kasaragod.

A mutt with thatched roof was constructed in the northern side of the present temple site and a murti Sri Kodandarama was consecrated in 1772. The first temple structure was built in 1798 AD.

In 1905,  Srimad Sri Varadendra Teertha Swamiji, the then pontiff of Shree Kashi Math Samsthan, installed the presiding deity of Sri Varadaraja Venkataramana exactly at same place where the present sanctum sanctorum is standing. The murti of of Sri Padmavathi Devi was consecrated at the outer south east corner of the Sanctum Sanctorum. The auspicious occasion was held on Chaitra Purnima of Vishwavasu samvatsara.

In 1910, the Sankeerthana Bhajana Saptaha consecrated the murtis of Sri Vittoba Rakhumai.

With the blessing of Vishnu, the community prospered and they renovated the temple with Amrita Padi, Nandadeepa etc.

The temple was renovated and puna prathishta was performed in 1954 AD.

The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Mukhyaprana, Ganapathy, Mahalakshmi, Garuda, Sri Rama along with Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, and Kodandarama.






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