Chitrapura Durgaparameshwari Temple
|Chitrapura Durgaparameshwari Temple|
|Open Hours - Morning||5:00 AM to 1:00 PM|
|Open Hours - Evening||5:00 PM to 9:00 PM|
|Tags / Keywords||Durgaparameshwari, Chitrapura, Vijayatheertha Swamiji, Madhwa mutt|
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This temple forms the pilgrimage to Godess Durgaparameshwari and is a seat at Madwa mutt of Pejavara peetha that was founded by Sree Sree Vijayatheertha Swamiji in the 13th Century.
Unique to the Temple
- Goddess Durgaparameshwari is worshipped here in the form of Linga - a rare phenomenon to witness and she is believed to be an incarnation of Jaladurga
Legend of the Temple The Saptadurga sisters where incarnation took place stayed as Shaktidevatas at Chitrapur, Sasihitlu, Polali, Kateelu, Murdakar, Kunjaru and at Bappanadu places after killing the DARIGASURA a Demon king. The places where these Durgadevi is stayed were came to be known as Shaktikendras.
Historically it is also told, that there lived two couple by name Kantu and Kaldi who were earning livehood by fising and in cane work. One day Kaldi who was sharpenning her knife on a stone to cut the cane, finds blood coming out of the stone in the process. Astonishing with this strange happening calling it as vichitrasangati. She dies on the spot with fear. It is believed the stone she was sharpening is the Udbhavalinga of goddess Durga stayed their in the form of linga. The place where this strange thing happened has got its name as Chitrapura.
References : Karnatakatemples.kar.nic.in
- Chitra Masa Rama Navami Utsava
- Sankashtahara Ganesha Pooje
- Shravana Masa Upakarma
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