The Kamala Narayana temple is a Hindu shrine located 5km from Kittoor in Degoan, at the Belgaum district of Karnataka. The temple is believed to have been built by Queen Kamala Devi of the Kadamaba dynasty during the 12th century AD.
The village of Degoan is said to have got its name from the name of the temple complex that’s located in the region – Devagrama. Devagrama is a Kanada word which means ‘village of the God’. The Kamala Narayana Temple is an architectural marvel. The shrine is devoted to Lord Narayana popularly called the Maha Vishnu. With lovely sculptures and carvings all around, the temple stands as one of the popular tourist attractions of the district.
About the Temple
The Kamala Narayana temple was built by Queen Kamala Devi of the Kadamba dynasty. The Kadamba dynasty was started by King Mayura Sharma in the 4th century AD. The Kadamba rulers are said to have ruled over northern Karnataka and Goa. This stunning Vishnu shrine was built during the 12 century AD by the architect Tippola on the request of Queen Kamaladevi, who was the wife of King Sivachitta of the Kadamba dynasty.
How to reach Kamala Narayana Temple
Buses are available from Belgaum to Kittur or Halsi and again from there to Degaon.
The Belgaum railway station is the closest located railway station from where bus or cab can be hired to reach the temple.
Kamala Narayana Temple,
Karnataka - 591115
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.