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Departur Day Annapoorneshwri and Sri Sharadamba Temple
Early morning departure towards Sringeri by road.
Visit Sri Annapoorneshwari temple , the temple is also known as Adhishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari Ammanavara Temple or Sri Kshetra Horanadu Temple. The word Annapoorna means ‘the prefect or complete food’. The legend has it that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati had an heated argument, when Lord Shiva declared that the world is an illusion or ‘maya’, determined to prove him wrong Goddess Parvati rendered the environment, soil and climate still, leading to massive draught. Out of pity, Goddess Parvati reincarnated as Sri Annapoorneshwari , who distributed food and grains to the people in the region.
Next visit, the Sharadamba Temple at Sringeri , which is an 8th-century temple, founded by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. It housed a sanalwood statue of Sri Sharadamba, which was installed by Adi Shankarachaya.
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Udupi Sri Krishna Temple , Amruteshwari Temple – Udupi & Kateel
Depart after breakfast.
Visit Udupi Sri Krishna Matha , a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. This legendary temple is famed for its two exclusive features. Firstly, it’s a tradition in the temple to worship the Lord through an exquisitely carved, silver-plated inner window with nine holes, called Navagraha kitiki. Secondly, unlike the usual norm of placing the idol of Lord Vishnu facing the east, Lord Krishna’s idol at the temple is placed facing the west. Also, you know visit the Ananteshwar Temple, the most ancient temple in Udupi and Chandramouleshara Temple , which adjacent to each other.
Next visit Amruteshwari Temple, in the main garbhagudi (inner sanctum) of the temple, at three places, Lingas shaped like Shivalinga appear by itself which is a unique and not found anywhere throughout the country. Devotees from all over the country come here and worship the goddess to grant them the motherhood.
Next, proceed to Kateelu to visit Durga Parameshwari Temple, located on an island in the Nandini river. The temple dedicated to goddess Durga Parameshwari is in the form of an Udhbhava Moorthi (naturally formed). As the legend goes, Goddess Durga appeared in front of Sage Jabali and assured him that she would kill the demon Arunasura. She later took the shape of a bumble bee and killed Arunasura on the banks of the river Nandini.
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Visit Dharmasthala and Kukke Subramanya
After early breakfast, proceed to Dharamasthala (the land of ‘Dharma’).With over 800 years history , Dharmasthala is a powerful and popular place of workship for both the Hindu and Jain communities. The deities of the temple are Shiva, who is referred to as Mañjunatha, Ammanavaru, the Tirthankara Chandraprabha
Later proceed to Kukke Subramanya Temple, located in a scenic western ghats and in the foothills of the legendary Kumara Parvata, 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. It is also a place where Sri Shankaracharya camped here for a few days during his religious expedition (Digvijaya).
After completion of darshana, you will travel back home to mark the end of a very successful pilgrimage.