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Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple

District: Dakshina Kannada
Town: Nandavara
Temple: Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple

The Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple is situated in Nandavara town in the Bantwal Taluq of Dakshina Kannada.

Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple – Overview

The Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple is set on the banks of the Netravati River in Nandavara. This old temple, once neglected, has now been renovated and many facilities have been added. The temple is now not only a spiritual center, but also a base for many social welfare activities.

Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple – History

Nandavara is an ancient town of historical importance. Known as Nandapura, it served as the capital of the Nanda Dynasty for several centuries. The Nandas built many temples, palaces and a fort here. None of them fort have survived to this day. But this place still has an air of antiquity and there are some historical temples here, including the Veerabhadreshwara temple and the Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple.

How To Get To Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple

Nandavara is located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Mangalore. Buses will be available from the major city and trains and flights can be taken to Mangalore as well.

Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple – Facts

  • Neglected for a long time, this temple still retains a strong spiritual atmosphere
  • The Jathra Mahotsava and other traditional festivals are again being celebrated with all the old glory
  • The Garbhagrahas of Lord Vinayaka, Lord Shankara Narayana, Shri Durgamba have all been renovated
  • Bhojanashala, the Nanda Deepa Auditorium and a community tower have been added to the temple
  • A new main entrance and a Gopuram have been built
  • Free Mid-Day meals and Eye Checkup camps are also being conducted by the temple management

 

Reference : Karnataka .com/Neo Rakesh photos

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