Establishment : (Hindu) Shri Shalivahan Shake 1808 Vaishakh Shukla Saptami (English) tenth May 1886 by G.S.B Community headed by Shri Krishnappa Dhakappa. Managing Deity is Shri Krishna Vasudev.
Jayanthi Festival in Vaishakh Shukla Saptami, Shri Krishna Jayanti, Gopalkala - Bhadrapada Shukla Trayodashi, Anant Vrata Archana Pooja on Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturdashi (September).
On each Thursday Prasna Seva is performed. Around then Doubts and Questions can be asked and answers and arrangements are given by Archaks: Shri Vithalacharya the senior Archak is known for his Astrological knowledge. Individuals from Goa, Banglore and Bombay and all over Karnataka visit Sirsi for this reason. His young devotee, Shri Sharan Acharya, is likewise famous and they two have goodwill from the Swamiji of Shri Gokarn Math.
How To Reach Karnataka
Hubli Airport is the nearest airport that Links Sirsi to major Indian cities. It is located at a distance of about 109 km from Sirsi. Bangalore International Airport is the nearest international airport, situated at a distance of 418 km from Sirsi. Tourists from America, Asia, Europe and Middle East can reach Sirsi via Bangalore International Airport.
Kumta Railway Station is nearest railway junction to Sirsi, located at a distance of about 61 km. Kumta is well connected to cities like Goa, Mangalore and Panjim. Upon reaching Kumta, they can hire taxis and cabs or even take buses to reach Sirsi.
Sirsi is well connected to major cities by means of KSRTC (Karnatak State Road Transport Corporation) and private buses. Buses for Sirsi are available from major Uttara Kanada cities, such as Shimoga, Dharwad and Udupi, among others. Travelling by bus is reasonable and comfortable.
Sirsi, Uttara Kannada
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.