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Belman Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple
Belman Shri Durga Parameshwari

Belman Shri Durga Parameshwari

Belmannu is a small village that lies almost exactly midway between Padubidri and Karkala. It is about 12-15 kms from Padubidri after turning right on the Mangalore – Udupi highway at Padubidri. And it is about 18 Km from Karkala. The main attraction of Belmannu village is Durga Parameshwari Temple which was constructed in 7th Century AD. This temple is also known as Vana Durga Temple or Durga of the Forest because it is surrounded by greenery and it appears that this temple is located middle of a thick jungle.

Along with Sri Durga Parameshwari, the temple also has the idol of Sri Ganapati. The temple has an amazing serenity about itself that is quite unique. The temple structure itself, looks to have been renovated a few years ago and looks very good. The Prangana is very huge and is fairly well maintained. The priests of the temple are always from the Bhargava Gotra.

The main Bhuta at the temple is Rakteshwari. In addition, there are also many other Rajan Daivas at the temple.

The oldest Kannada copper plate inscription was found under the foundation of this temple in 1952. The inscription states that certain rights were given to the Belmannu Village Council which functioned from the Temple, maybe looked after the operations of the temple. As the inscription dates back to 8th century AD, the temple is believed to be older than the inscription.

Shri Ganapati

Shri Ganapati

The annual festival happens around March-April and is held for 5 days. It starts on the day Sun enters Aries (Mesha Sankramana)

Address:
Belmannu Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple,
Belmannu Village,
Karkala Taluk,
Udupi District – 576 111

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Udupi

Road: Belmannu well connected by road network. It is situated along the state highway connecting Padubidri and Kudremukh.

11 Responses to Belman Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple

  1. RAJI

    Is there any Mahavishnu temple (santhana gopala) recently find out which is in the south west direction of Belmannu devasthana? If so, please in form us at this mail id.
    also please in form us where is the original village of Belmannu thantries before 3 generation. Which is the Badrakali temple nearer to their village in the south east side of Belmannu.Please help us with this valuable informations

  2. Krishna

    heyy good work….

  3. mamta shetty

    yetonji shokda devi na devasthana todu mast kushi apundu

  4. Vidyanand

    Very good temple. Hats off to the creator of the website & photos.
    Proud to be Shivally Brahmin.

  5. Donald De Souza

    Am originally from Belmannu. Have visited the temple. Was thrilled to learn that the temple was built in the 7th-8th A.D.! History!

  6. Harish

    Very nice information and photos !!

  7. K.M. BHAT

    IT is very nice to see the allroiund developments of the temple.

    The annual jathra is very much attractive and memorable.

    It is very fine to see mandalapooja.

    Regards,

    k.m. bhat

  8. Vimalananda shenoy

    The Godess is “MUGDHA KSHIPRA PRASIDINI”

    Paraama Poojya Late Shri Madre bhat was instumental in the renovation of the temple

    I was Fortunate enough to know him and he was an enlightened soul

    SHRI GUROBHYO Namha

    JAI DURGA

  9. Sunil Shetty

    Hi,

    Thanks for the details in the website. Could you please provide me th contact details (Phone numbers) of Belmannu Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple. I am planning to visit that temple tomorrow.

    Thanks,
    Sunil

  10. Ravi Naiga

    Hi there,

    For my reference, Could you please provide information about durgaparameshwari temple. I wish to know the history of temple like who built the temple and other historical details.

    regards

    Ravi Naiga

  11. KS RAGHUPATHI ACHARYA

    Please give account no. and NEFT details of the temple to facilitate online donation. The bank details in the websearch does not give account number.

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