Murudheshwar Tourism – A Spiritual Retreat

This package provides you spiritual delight by covering the most famous pilgrim destinations across Karnataka. We bet this will be a transforming experience as you get the darshans of the Lord at Hassan,Halabeedu, Belur, Sringeri, Kollur, Murudeshwara, Udupi, Dharmasthala and Kukke. Believe us, it is a real spiritual retreat.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation

  • Food

  • Cab

  • Sthalapuranam

Itinerary Temples

  • Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple
  • Kedareshwara Temple, Hoysaleshwara Temple
  • Chennakesava Temple
  • Annapoorneshwari Temple
  • Sharambal Temple, Vidhyashankar Temple
  • Murudheshwara Temple
  • Mookambikai Temple
  • Sri Krishnar Temple
  • Sri Manjunatha Temple
  • Subramanyar Temple.

Full Itinerary

Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple
  • Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswami temple is located in the township of Hole Narasipur in Hassan district.
  • It is believed to be built around 625 years back.
  • Vasishta Maharshi is said to have visited this place and prayed to Sri Narasimha Swami by constructing a Parnashale near the Hangaramara tree, which is the current temple place.
  • Sri Narasimha Swami is believed to have blessed him with his darshan on the early morning of Palguna Shuddha Poornima Puccha Nakshatra Day and asked him the reason for his penance.Vasishta Maharshi replied saying that he doesn't need anything for himself but requested Sri Narasimha Swami to fulfil the wishes of all the devotees who would come there to see him. For that reason, he also asked Sri Narasimha Swami to stay there only and he obliged.
  • The idol of Sri Narasimha Swami is a peaceful one and it sees Sri Lakshmi.
  • This place is also called as Trikutachala because 3 Vishnu Gods are present here, namely Sri Lakshmi Narayana, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami and Sri Gopalakrishna.
  • This village is also called as Bhakti Vardhana Kshetra which means a palce which increases devotion.

Kedareshwara Temple,Hoysaleshwara Temple
  • The main deity is Ishwara (another name for the Hindu god Shiva).
  • The temple stands on the platform called jagati which is typically five to six feet in height and which can be reached by a flight of steps.
  • The outlay of the main shrine (Vimana) is star shaped (stellate) with two smaller shrines that have perforated windows (called Jali, literally, "sieve") on the sides.
  • The image of the deity of worship is missing in all three sanctums and the superstructure over all three shrines are lost.
  • Some noteworthy pieces of sculpture worthy of mention are the dancing Bhairava (a form of Shiva), Govardhana (the god Krishna lifting a mountain), the god Vishnu as Varadaraja, and a huntress.
  • Hoysaleswara temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
  • It was built in Halebidu during the rule of King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century.
  • The towers of the shrines that are missing must have followed the star shape of the shrine, just as in many existing well-preserved towers in other Hoysala temples.[

Chennakesava Temple
  • The Chennakeshava Temple,originally called Vijayanarayana Temple was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur.
  • Chennakesava ("handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu.
  • The main entrance to the complex is crowned by a Rajagopura (superstructure over entrance).
  • The Chennakesava temple is at the centre.
  • Two main sthambha (pillar) exist here. The pillar facing the main temple, the Garuda (eagle) sthambha and the pillar on the right, the Deepa sthambha (pillar with lamp).
  • The temple has three entrances and their doorways have decorated sculptures called dvarapalaka (doorkeepers) on either side.
  • The pillars inside the hall are an attraction and the most popular one is the Narasimha pillar which at one time could have revolved on its ball bearings.
  • Other interesting sculptures inside the mantapa are Sthamba buttalika (pillar with an image in frieze).

Annapoorneshwari Temple
  • The Annapoorneshwari Temple also called "Sri Kshethra Horanadu which is located in the thick forests and valleys of the Western Ghats.
  • The single image is of the Goddess Annapoorneshwari standing on a peeta with Shanku, Chakra, Sri Chakra and Devi Gayathri in her four hands.
  • The name Annapoorneshwari means "Feeding one and all".
  • All who visit this temple are provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner and also tea and coffee who need. And provide place to sleep on the temple premises.

Sri Sharadambal Temple, Vidhyashankar Temple
  • The ancient temple of Sri Sharada, the presiding deity of Sringeri has a glorious history that begins with the setting up of the Dakshinamnaya Peetham by Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada.
  • Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha substituted the sandalwood idol with the present golden idol.
  • In the year 1999, the present Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal, dedicated to Goddess Sharada a rupees one crore Golden chariot at Sringeri.
  • It is believed that Goddess Sharadambika is the incarnation of Goddess Saraswati, who came to Earth as Upaya Bharathi.
  • It is a common faith that by worshiping her, one can receive blessings of Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu along with Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.
  • It is believed that Lord Shiva gifted the crystal Chandramouleeshwara Linga to Sri Adi Shankaracharya
  • The Linga can still be visited and the Chandramouleeshwara Pooja is performed for the Linga every night at 8:30 PM.
  • The Vidyashankara Temple was built in the year 1338 A.D.
  • On the western side is the Garbhagriha, with Vidya Ganapati on one side and Durga on the other side of the entrance.
  • On the other three sides of the Garbhagriha are shrines to Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara with their consorts.
  • The twelve pillars are marked by the twelve signs of the zodiac in their regular order, and arranged in such a manner that the rays of the sun fall on each of them in the order of the twelve solar months.

Murudheshwara Temple
  • Murudeshwara is another name of the Hindu god Shiva.
  • This temple is famous for the world's second-tallest Shiva statue, the town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple.
  • The shiva idol is designed such that it gets the sunlight directly and thus appears sparkling.
  • This temple is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea.
  • It is dedicated to Shiva, and a 20-storied gopura is constructed at the temple.
  • The temple authorities have installed a lift that provides a breath-taking view of the 123-feet Shiva idol from the top of the Raja gopura.
  • The entire temple and temple complex, including the 237.5-feet-tall Raja Gopura.
  • The main deity is Sri Mridesa Linga, also called Murudeswara.
  • The linga is believed to be a piece of the original Atma Linga and is about two feet below ground level.
  • The devotees performing special sevas like Abhisheka, Rudrabhishekam, Rathotsava etc. can view the deity by standing before the threshold of the sanctum and the Lingam is illuminated by oil lamps held close by the priests.

Mookambikai Temple
  • The Kollur Mookambika Temple is dedicated to Mookambika Devi.
  • It is the only temple that is dedicated to goddess Parvathi and believed to be created by Parashurama.
  • At the Sri Mookambika temple the Lingam is the main deity and is known as Jyothirlingam.
  • Devi Mookambika has three eyes and four arms, with the divine disc and conch in her hands.
  • Mythology holds that at the Kollur Mookambika Temple lived a demon named Kaumasura, who unleashed terror upon the gods by the special powers he obtained from Lord Shiva. While the gods were trying their best to stay away from him, good news came that the demon would face death. Learning of his impending doom, Kaumasura undertook severe penance. Lord Shiva appeared, asking the demon what boon he would like to be granted. Sensing that grave danger would come of the demon if his boon was granted, Saraswati, the goddess of speech took away his ability to speak. Kaumasura came to be known as Mookasura or the mute demon. Thereafter, the goddess mobilized all the powers of the gods and killed the demon, and hence she came to be known as
  • The Mookambika temple is renowned for its beauty and aesthetics, all over the world.

Sri Krishnar Temple
  • Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna.
  • It is believed that Madhwacharya found the murti of SriKrishna in a large ball of gopichandana.
  • As told by Sri Madhwacharya in his TANTRASARA SANGRAHA the murti is placed Pashchimabhimukha. All the other murtis in other Ashta mutts are facing Western side as well.
  • Once Kanakadasa, a pious worshipper and devotee of Lord Krishna, was staying in a makeshift hermitage in front of Krishna mutt. There was an earthquake in the night and the outer temple wall cracked such a way that there was a wide enough opening for Kanakadasa to have darshana of the murti. Till today, devotees still worship Lord Krishna by praying through the samewindow where kanakadasa was seeing the offerings/Pooja from outside.It is knownas Kanakanakhindi, and is decorated by an arch named after him. A statue has also been erected. A similar window covers the immediate front of the murti and is called Navagraha kindi.
  • Festivals like Makara Sankranthi, Ratha Sapthami, Madhva Navami, Hanuma Jayanthi, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Navarathi Mahotsava, Madhva Jajanti (Vijaya Dashami), Naraka Chathurdashi, Deepavali, Geetha Jayanthi etc. are celebrated very grandly by Paryaya Mutt every year.

Sri Manjunathaswamy Temple
  • Dharmasthala Temple is an 800-year-old religious institution in the temple town of Dharmasthala.
  • The deities of the temple are Shiva, who is referred to as Mañjunatha, Ammavaru, the tirthankara Chandraprabha and the protective gods of Jainism, Kalarahu, Kalarkayi, Kumarasvami and Kanyakumari.
  • The temple is considered unique since it belongs to the Shaiva sect of Hinduism.The priests are Shivalli Brahmins, who are Vaishnava and the administration is run by a Jain Bunt family called the Pergades.
  • To fight against the dowry system and to cut unnecessary expenses involved in the celebration of marriages, Dr. Veerendra Heggade started free mass marriages in 1972 and the annual mass marriages are held usually during April every year.
  • The expenses of the wedding dress, Mangalsutra and wedding feast for a limited number of the couple's guests are borne by the Kshetra.
  • The average flow of pilgrims is about 10,000 people every day.
  • The "Anna Daana"(free food) is one of the impressive events that takes place in this village.

Kukke Subramaniyar Temple
  • Kukke Subramanya is a Hindu temple located in the village of Subramanya.Here Kartikeya is worshipped as Subramanya, lord of all serpents.
  • The epics relate that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents found refuge under Subramanya when threatened by the Garuda.
  • Overlooking the temple is the famous mountain of Kumara Parvatha, a popular hiking destination for trekkers from across South India.
  • Kumara Parvatha forms a picture-perfect backdrop to the temple entrance and the Shesha Parvatha (a mountain shaped like a six-headed mythological serpent, adjacent to Kumara Parvatha) looks like a cobra with its open hood, as if protecting the temple shrine of Lord Subramanya.
  • Pilgrims going to the temple have to cross the Kumaradhara River and take a holy dip in the river before entering the temple for their darshan.
  • There is the Garuda pillar covered with silver. Devotees circumambulate this pillar.
  • It is believed that this pillar was enchanted and planted there to shield devotees from the poisonous flames arising from the breath of Vasuki, who resides inside.
  • Ashlesha Bali Pooja & Sarpa Samskara are two important Sarpa Dosha Poojas are done at Kukke Subramanya Temple.
  • Breakfast for 2 persons.
  • Transportation in AC Etios/Dzire cabs.
  • Hotel accommodation based on type of package (standard/deluxe/premium) chosen. The price mentioned in this package is for family of two members sharing a single room. For extra person, please place a separate request with us.
  • Room type is Standard A/C Room in 2 star hotel.
  • Toll charges and driver's allowance.
  • Upon booking confirmation, the sthalapuranam of temples mentioned in the itinerary will be sent through email.
  • No extra charges for one child below the age of five.
  • Package does not include lunch and dinner.
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  • All other expenses (temple entry ticket charges, parking charges, etc.) that are not specified in the package inclusions.
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  • Any applicable service tax charges.
  • Transportation provided will be as per itinerary only (not at disposal).
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  • The package does not include guide services where not mentioned. Guide services can be availed from us at an additional cost.
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  • 15% of package cost will be charged as penalty on canceling, 31 or more days before departure.
  • 35% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 22 to 30 days before departure.
  • 50% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 15 to 21 days before departure.
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