KARNATAKA SHAKTI PEETA TOUR
04 Nights 05 Days
DAY 01 : BANGALORE – KOLLUR
Our representative will pick up you from Bangalore and drive to Kollur - a popular temple town lies at the foot of the Kodachadri hills in the Western Ghats. Kollur is famous for Goddess Mookambika temple, a Hindu pilgrim center on the southern bank of Souparnika River. Kollur is also regarded as one of the Shakti peetas and as well as a mukti place. On arrival at Kollur, check in to the hotel and visit Mookambika Temple, the major attraction of Kollur. The goddess is described as in the form of a swayambhu (self-born) jyotirlinga incorporating both Trimurti's and Trishakathi's. The our-handed panchaloha image of the goddess on Shri Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Shri Adi Shankaracharya. The goddess is said to be a manifestation of trigunas or triple forms. Return to the hotel & overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 02 : KOLLUR - MARANAKATTE - KAMALASHILE - SHANKARANARAYANA - SRINGERI
Early morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Maranakatte Shri Brahmalingeshwara Temple - on the banks of river Brahmakunda. According to Skanda Purana, Goddess Mookambika performed a Marana Homa here after killing demon Mookasura. After slaying the demon, the divine mother granted him divinity and blessed him to be known as Brahmalingeshwara. Then proceed to Kamalashile Brahmi Durgaparameshwari temple - on the banks of river Kubja. Goddess Brahmi Durgaparameshwari is worshiped in the form of a Linga, which is said to be convergence of Goddesses Mahakali, Maha Saraswathi and Maha Lakshmi. Attend the mid-day pooja and sumptuous lunch is offered as prasadam at temple dining hall. Then proceed to Sringeri. Enroute, visit Shankaranarayana Temple, considered as one of the seven Mukti places created by Lord Parashurama. This is one of the rare temples where we can see the confluence of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu and they are woshipped in form of Lingas. Then enjoy the beautiful scenery of Agumbe Ghat. Sringeri is located on the banks of river Tunga and it is the site of the first mutt established by Adi Shankaracharya. On arrival at Sringeri, check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 03 : SRINGERI - HARIHARAPUR - SHAKATAPURAM - HORANADU ANNAPOORNESHWARI TEMPLE
Early morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Hariharapura. The main attraction of Hariharapura is the Adi Shankaracharya Sharada Lakshmi Narasimha Peeta, a Mutt of Goddess Sharadamba situated on the banks of river Tunga. Then proceed to visit Shakatapuram, a holy place located on the banks of river Tunga, stands the abode of spiritual power and peace. A 600 year old mutt by name Shri Vidya Peetam is located on the banks of River Tunga. After visiting temples, drive to Horanadu. Horanadu is a place of enchanting natural landscape in Chikmagalur district, ancient temple of the goddess Annapoorneshwari here has been restored and renamed the Adhishakthyathmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari. The main deity of Annapoorneshwari is made of gold. It is said that a person who seeks the blessings of Goddess would never have any scarcity for food in life. On arrival at Horanadu, check in to the hotel and evening visit Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple, offer your prayers and have prasadam (Dinner) of Goddess of Food. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Horanadu - Kalasa - Belur - Halebid - Mysore
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and visit Kalaseshwara Temple is situated in Kalasa on the banks of Bhadra River. The Shiva linga present here has been installed by Sage Agasthya himself along with the silver dome. Get the blessings and drive to Bangalore. Then visit Chennakesava temple at Belur. Then proceed to Halebid, home to some of the best examples of Hoysala architecture. Most notable are the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples. Then drive to Mysore. On arrival at Mysore, check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 05 : MYSORE - SRIRANGAPATNA - BANGALORE
In the morning, after breakfast, check out the hotel at Mysore and visit Chamundi hills to get the divine blessings of Goddess Chamundeshwari. Then drive to Srirangapatana to visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - one of the five important pilgrimage sites of Sri Vaishnavism along the river Kaveri. Then visit Nimishamba Temple where Goddess Nimishamba is manifested along with the sacred Shri Chakra and are seated at the confluence of the holy rivers Kaveri and Lokapavani. There is a belief that Sri Nimishamba is going to remove all the problems and troubles of her devotees within a minute. (Nimisha means a minute). Then drive to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore, you will be transferred to Bangalore and drop at a designated point in Bangalore. Tour ends with the delightful memories.