Nandalike shri Mahalingeshwara Temple
Nandalike is a village in Karkala taluk of Udupi District. It is approximately 16 km east of Padubidri and about 15 km from Karkala town. This village is the Birth place of Great Poet Muddana(Nandalike Lakshmi Narayanappa).
The Nandlike Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple was established by the great Dvaita Saint Sri Vadiraja Swamy of the Sode Matha. It is built in typical Tulu Nadu style and has “Gudis” for Mahalingeshwara, Mahaganapati and the Daivas. The temple has been renovated and is very well maintained.
The Mahalingeshwara (Lord Shiva) worshipped here along with Sathya Devatha (Goddess of Truth) called Siri, Uri-Brahma, Veerabhadra, Nandigona, Kumara, Abbaga-Daaraga, Khadgeshwari, Rakteshwari, Annappa, Kshetrapala, Bhutaraja and Gajamalla. This place is also called Alade and Moolastana to lakhs of devotees.
Near the temple is the house of the local rulers, the Heggades and the Pergades. This is known as the “Chavadi Aramane”. The descendants of this family reside here even to this day and oversee the smooth functioning of the temple and festivals.
Address : Nandalike Sri Mahalingeshwara Devasthana,
Naalku Sthana – Nandalike,
Karnataka – 576126
Contact : (08258) 316485, Palace: 268347, Temple : 248346
Annual festival: The Annual Festival of Temple starts from full moon day of tulu month Mayi (between February 15 and March 15) and celebration day called Ayanostava will be celebrated on subsequent full moon day i.e. between March 15 and April 15). Lakhs of people gather for this festival.
– By Hariprasad Nellitheertha