Mulki Sri Bappanadu Durgaparameswari temple :

God and Godess :

  • Durgaparameshwari ammanavaru
  • Nagadevaru
  • Lord Narasimha

Location :

Mulki Bappanadu Durgaparameswari temple
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple, Bappanadu, Mulky, Mangalore Taluk
Dakshin kannad district-575154
Karnataka

Timings :

  • Morning 05:30 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Evening 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • During Friday, Navarathri And Jathra Time 05:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Temple History :

Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple in Mulki offers a rich and vibrant tapestry of local traditions, social customs, Vedic rituals and communal harmony during its annual fairs and festivals with the participation of people from all castesand communities. The Mogaveeras decorate the Ratha, the Koragas dance to the beat of their Dollu or Bheri (drums), the Brahmins perform worship and rituals according to the Vedas and Agamas and not to leave are the Jains and Muslims in rendering the services to Devi. The temple also conducts sport events like Haggada Ota (a race).

BappaByari, a Kerala Muslim trader was instrumental in constructing the temple says a story about the deity. Due to the flooding of the Mulki River, the temple collapsed but only the five Lingas and the pedestals were unaffected. Once a boat carrying Bappa Byari and his goods hit these sacred stones and he is instructed by Shree Durga in a dream to build a temple for the Lingas. Hence the place is named after Bappa. Keeping this in mind, the family of Bappa Byari ishonoured to this day with the Prasad of Devi when the Utsavamurthi is taken out in a grand procession. The family offers flowers and fruits to the deity and this tradition symbolizes the deep bond of harmonious sentiments between the two communities.

The five Lingas are worshipped as Moola Durga, Agni Durga, Jala Durga, Vana Durga and Agra Durga on a single Panipeeta with the idol of Durga kept in front. Some of the important festivals celebrated are Karthika pooja Deepothsava, Sharannavarathri, Ugadi and on Friday’s special Poojas are offered. Jatra is held in March-April for nine days and a play of fire between two groups of people is enjoyed as a religious entertainment. Bappanadu temple has five Rathas and the Brahma Ratha is massive and highly embellished in keeping with its name.

Festivals :

  • Sowra Yugadi
  • Pattanaaje
  • Narasimha Jayanthi
  • Dhanu Pooja
  • Mooduvalu Utsava
  • Bali Utsava Sevas
  • Dhwajarohana
  • Pete Savari
  • Ayanada Utsava
  • Koppalothsava
  • Baakimaaru

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • At Durgaparameshwari Ammanavaru
  • Karthika Pooje – Rs 10.00
  • Kumkuma Archane – Rs 15.00
  • Karpoora Harathi – Rs 10.00
  • Panchakajjaya – Rs 20.00
  • Shri Devi Paraayana – Rs 10.00
  • Lalitha Sahasra Naamarchane – Rs 25.00
  • Laddu Prasada – Rs 20.00
  • Panchamritha – Rs 40.00
  • Rudrabhisheka – Rs 40.00
  • Ksheera Payasa – Rs 45.00
  • Anna Praashana – Rs 60.00
  • Hoovina Pooje – Rs 70.00
  • Aksharabhyasa (Vidhyarambha) – Rs 75.00
  • Gatti Paayasa – Rs 75.00
  • Theertha Snana – Rs 200.00
  • Durga Namaskara – Rs 180.00
  • Alankaara Pooje – Rs 150.00
  • Shani Pooje – Rs 175.00
  • Sathyanarayana Pooje – Rs 200.00
  • Paarvathi Swayamvara Pooje – Rs 275.00
  • Sarvaabhishta Siddhi Seve – Rs 275.00
  • Sanna Ranga Pooje – Rs 450.00
  • Athi Madhura – Rs 375.00
  • Athi Madhura – Rs 600.00
  • Nithya Pooje (Shashwatha Seve) – Rs 3001.00
  • Sarva Seve – Rs 550.00
  • Nadu Ranga Pooje – Rs 7000.00
  • Shahsvatha Seve – Araadhane – Rs 10001.00
  • Chandika Yaaga – Rs 17500.00
  • Beeritadana – Rs 10.00
  • Prashne Kanike – Rs 20.00
  • Lagna Kanike – Rs 301.00
  • Tulabhaara Kanike – Rs 501.00
  • Nadu Ranga Pooje – Rs 500.00
  • Annasantharpane – 10 Members – Rs 1500.00
  • Dodda Ranga Pooje – Rs 1000.00
  • Chandika Homa Kanike – Rs 1000.00
    • Poojas at Nagadevaru
  • Naaga Panchaamrutha – Rs 175.00
  • Naaga Thambila – Rs 250.00
    • Poojas at Lord Narasimha
  • Seva Cost From To Description
  • Kshethrapala Thambila – Rs 125.00
  • Panchakajjaya Ranga Pooje – Rs 110.00
  • Kshethrapala Naivedhya Ranga Pooje – Rs 200.00
  • Kshethrapala Bali – Rs 700.00

Nearest Temples Around Mulki Sri Bappanadu Durgaparameswari temple :

  • Kateel Durgaparameswari temple – Dakshin kannad district – 13.00 km
  • Udupi Sri Krishna Temple – Udupi district – 30.00 km
  • Mangaluru Mangaladevi temple – Dakshin kannad district – 31.00 km
  • Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha swamy Temple – Dakshin kannad district – 80.00 km
  • Srungeri Saradamba temple – Chikkamagaluru district – 91.00 km
  • Kollur Sri Mookambika Temple – Udupi district – 103.00 km
  • Horanadu Adhishakthyatmaka Sri Annapoorneswari temple – Chikkamagaluru district – 111.00 km
  • Kukke Sri Subramanya Temple – Dakshin kannad district – 127.00 km
  • Murudeshwar Sri Murudeshwara Swamy Temple – Uttara kannada district – 131.00 km
  • Bhagamandala Sri Bhagandeswara Temple – Kodagu district – 155.00 km
  • Belur Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple – Hassan district – 157.00 km
  • Madikeri Omkareswara Temple – Kodagu district – 159.00 km
  • Doddagaddavalli Lakshmi Devi Temple – Hassan district – 182.00 km
  • Hassan Hasanamba temple – Hassan district – 192.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Mulki – 0.50 km
  • Katpadi – 23.00 km
  • Mangaluru / Mangalore – 27.00 km
  • Udupi – 34.00 km
  • Karkala – 35.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Mulki – 5.00 km
  • Nandikur – 11.00 km
  • Mangalore – 29.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Mangalore International Airport, Mangalore – 30.00 km
  • Kannur International Airport, Kannur – 190.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode – 285.00 km
  • Goa International Airport,Dabolim,Goa – 340.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore – 394.00 km

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