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Kalikamba Temple

Sri Kalikamba temple is a 14th century shrine situated at Barkur, in Udupi district of Karnataka. It is one of the ancient shrines in the district. The temple enshrines a beautiful idol of Goddess Kalikamba carved out of "Neelanjana" granite. The idol has a symbol of a camel at its base (Pani Peetha).It is believed that the idol of Goddess was installed by Vishwakarma Brahmins as per the directions of Anegondi seer.Sri Kalikamba temple was renovated in 1995. The temple promotes the study of Veda, astrology and Sanskrit at Vishwa Brahmana Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, an institution started in 1997 at Kodankur.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Protection from evil
  • Salvation
  • Destruction of ego
  • Liberation
Shlokas

Jayantii Manggalaa Kaalii Bhadrakaalii Kapaalinii Durgaa Shivaa Kssamaa Dhaatrii Svaahaa Svadhaa Namostu Te

Meaning -We salute the Devi Kali, who is always victorious and always auspicious, we offer salutations to Bhadrakali Devi who wears a skull garland, we salute Shiva's consort and the embodiment of self-control and supports all beings, Devi Durga, who is Swaha as well as Swadha. We offer our salutations to you.

Om Maha Kalyai Ca Vidmahe Smasana Vasinyai Ca Dhimahi Tanno Kali Prachodayat

Meaning -Om the great Goddess Kali who stays in the ocean of life and burial grounds, we focus our energies on you, may you grant us our wishes and bless us

Kaalika Kalahey Gorey Paathuthvaam Parameshwari Mandapey Thathra Mathangi Thatha Sowmya Swayamwarey

Meaning -Let the ever charming, mother of the universe, protect us and stay in this mandap and bestow her blessing on us as mother Mathangi.

Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadheeshwari Nandgopsutam Devipatim Me Kuru Te Namah

Meaning -Oh Goddess Katyayani, the great vigour of the Lord, the owner of great magical power and the mighty one who controls all, please make the son of Nanda Maharaj my husband. I offer my salutations to you.

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