In the town of Kalasa, Chickmagalur area, Karnataka, lies the sacred sanctuary ofVenkataramana Swamy devoted to Lord Vishnu. Kalasa is situated on the banks of the Bhadra River, around 92 Kilometers South-west of Chickmagalur. This sanctuary is built up between 1500 and 1600 A.D., amid Vijayanagar King's Rule. The Presiding god is Shri Venkataramana and the Utsav Muruty is Shri Srinivasa Devaru.
The most vital celebration is Car Festival of Venkataramana Swamy. On Maga Masa Shukla Ratasaptami During January - February, Punar Prathistha Vardanthi on Jesta Sudha Astami (June - July), Shikara Prathistha Varadanthi on Karthik Bahula Navami (November - December), Hari Harothsava on Karthik Bahula Navami (November - December) when the divinities of this sanctuary and the nearby Kalasheshwara sanctuary meet in a typical spot called Sampigekatte and trade Prasadams as a motion of goodwill and sincerity.
Nearby Places to Visit
Waterway Bhadra, the Temple of neighbourhood god Lord Kalasheshwara (along these lines the name of Kalasa) - This sanctuary was constructed by a north Indian Ruler Srithabindu yet later was revamped by Byravarasu of Karkal and Rulers of Mysore. Ganga Mula - the wellspring of three waterways Tunga, Bhadra and Netravati is 35 kms away and celebrated Shri Annapurneshwari Temple at Horanadu is 6 kms away.
Nearest airport is Mangalore Airport.
Nearest railway station is Mangalore Railway Station.
Private Buses are available from Mangalore Via Karkal and Kudremukh to reach Kalasa. Day and Night K.S.R.T.C. services from Mangalore via Chikmaglur and via Hassan, Private Buses from Shomoga are available to reach kalasa.
Venkataramana Swamy Temple,
Pincode – 577 124.
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.