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  • Kateel Durga Parameshwari Devi Temple
  • Kateel Durga Parameshwari Devi Temple

Kateel Durga Parameshwari Devi Temple

Kateel, Nr Mangalore, Coastal Karnataka
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Kateel is known for the temple of Sri Durga Parameshwari which is situated in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. It is considered one of the most holy hindu temples . Sri Durga Parameshwari is the main deity of the temple. Temple is blessed with panoramic views and natures' splendor. People from all over Karnataka visit temple to seek blessing for the fulfillment of their wishes and aspirations. Sri Durga Parameshwari temple is situated on the middle of river nandini.
Arunasura was the leader of asuras. He started to harass sages and disturb their yajnahs. On this account devas stopped raining, which led to draught in the entire region. People were facing acute shortage of food and they were starving. Maharshi Jabali started to perform yajnahs to give respite to the people of the region. Maharshi Jabali approached Devendra to send Holy Kamadhenu with him to the earth but to his misery kamadhenu had been to varuna Loka. Devendra advises to take Nandhi, dauthter of Kamadhenu, but Nandhi resisted. After repeated attempts, when Nandhi refused to budge , Maharshi Jabali cursed her to flow as a river on earth. Nandhi pleaded Maharshi Jabali for mercy, benevolent Maharshi Jabali advised her to pray Adishakti. Accordingly Nandhi started to pray to adhishakti , Adishakit gets pleased by her meditation and consoles her to flow as river to be free from curse. Adishakti told, I will born as your daughter and free you from the curse. Nandhi started to flow as river from kanakagiri on Magha Shuddha Poornima and made the earth green. Meanwhile Arunasura gets blessesd with boon from the Lord Brahma that, he would not suffer death from men, women, two legged or four legged creature. Arunasura was also blessed with power of gayatri mantra. After acquiring power, Arunasura started conquering all the devtas, Annihilated by Arunasura ,Devtas approached Adishakti for respite. As per Adishakti's instruction ,sBrihaspathi approached Arunasura, flattered him, infected his listening to and been effective in course-plotting him from his pleasure. After disguising arunasura in the form of Mohini. Adishakti took the form of bee that is 'Bhramara' to kill Arunasura. Bhramara stung him till the breath. Now the Devas and the sages conducted "Abhishekham" with coconut water from kalpavriksha. After repeated request from sages and devas , Goddess emerged in the form of linga in the middle of river nandini. and is called as Shree Durga Parmeshwari.
The temple authority is known for many philanthropic activities. Trust involved in 'Annadana' by which 2000 people get free food everyday as blessing of Shree Durga Parmeshwari, while number reaches 4000 during weekends. Temple authority is responsible for running many educational institutes which benefited many students. It is a source of inspiration for many religious places all over india.
Kateel is known for its celebration of many festivals annually. People from all over karnataka visit the temple to observe various utsavs . Temple trust organize and encourages various art form. Yakshagana is organized frequently. Dashavathara mela is celebrated in the temple, which was started as offering to goddess.
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