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Kundodhari Mahamaya Chamundeshwari Temple

Shri Kundodhari Mahamaya Chamundeshwari temple is one of the ancient temples located in Ankola. It has beautiful idols brought from Goa during the Portuguese invasion. Dedicated to Goddess Kundodari, the temple was renovated in 1979. Main attraction is the golden kalasha installed in 1983.

Significance

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

  • Removal of debt
  • Good health
  • Knowledge
  • Family welfare
  • Attainment of noble positions
  • Fame
Shlokas

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

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