The Shri Raja Rajeshwari Temple is situated in the Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. This temple is located in the town of Polali on the banks of River Phalguni. The renowned temple, Shri Raja Rajeshwari temple, is situated in Kariyangala Village which comes under the Bantwal Takula of Karnataka state. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Shri Raja Rajeshwari. In ancient times the Goddess was known as Porala and the place was referred to as Pural. The Shri Raja Rajeshwari temple has been mentioned in several ancient epigraphs and old records. As per the rules mentioned in the Skandagama and Durgagama, daily poojas are conducted in this temple. The morning pooja starts at 8:30 A.M. which is followed by the Mahapooja at 12:30 P.M. The night pooja is conducted at 8:30 P.M. Two other poojas namely the Flower Pooja and the Karthika Pooja is conducted only at the time of daily poojas and not at other times.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.