The Kumta Shri Rayeshwar Kavoor Kamakshi is located near Murukatte at Kumta in Uttara Kannada District. This shrine enshrines Shri Kavoor Kamakshi as the principal deity. Subsidiary shrines for Shri Rayeshwar and Shri Kalabhairav are seen in the temple complex.
Fairs and Festivals
In this temple, 'Foundation Day' Phalgun Shukla Saptami (March) and Navaratri are celebrated. On the 15th day i.e. on Poornima of Ashwayuj month there is a get-together of the Kulavees. Approx. 3000 People participate. Vada Seva is the Holy programme of Poornima. Vadas are prepared from the flour of rice. Darshan Patris put their palms into the boiling oil and take out the vadas without any harm. This is possible on account of Super Shakti of the Deity.
Kumta does not have an airport and Dambolin Airport in Vasco da Gama (156 kms) serves as the nearest international airport to the town. Mangalore International Airport (210 kms) is another option to reach this beach town. Hubli Airport is the nearest domestic airport to Kumta. Kumta is well connected to its neighbouring cities and other major cities of India via Konkan Railways. Buses owned by North West Karnataka Transport Corporation (NWKTC) along with luxury private buses runs regularly within the state and between the neighbouring states as well. The service connects Kumta to cities like Mangalore, Belgaum, Mysore, Bangalore and Hubli-Dharwad.
Sri Rayeshwar Kavur Kamakshi Kala Bhairav Temple,
Kumta, Uttara Kannada District,
Pincode – 581 343.
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.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.