Marikamba Temple, Sirsi

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The Marikamba Temple in Sirsi, Karnataka, India, is a Hindu temple dedicated to a form of the goddess Durga. It is also known as Doddamma Temple, with "Doddamma" denoting the "elder sister" of all Mariammas in Karnataka. The central icon is an eight-armed image of Durga, also known by the names Renuka and Yellamma. It was built in 1688. It is at a distance of to the east of Gokarna.FeaturesThe temple's façade, a 19th-century addition, is painted blue. After one enters through the façade, there is courtyard in the middle, which has cloisters surrounding it. The cloisters are filled with images of deities from the Hindu epics. The changes made inside the temple have hidden any evidence of older structures. The sanctum sanctorum has the central image of a fierce form of the goddess Durga, multi-armed (eight shoulders), riding a tiger and killing a demon. It is believed that the 7ft image was retrieved from a pond on the road to Hanagal. The temple has very special paintings of murals in Kaavi art, an art form which was popular in the coastal Konkan region of Karnataka. In this art form, now extinct, the top plastered layer of the mural was first dyed with a red pigment, which when removed revealed a lower white layer of plaster over which the murals were created.
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  • We were there during Navratri, just before Dassara. The Deity was bedecked with Jewellary in all its finary. The place is bang in the centre of the town.  more »
  • This is one of the best temples in sirsi. It is right inside the city bit of crowded surrounding. Scantum inside the temple is peaceful. Lot of tourists and locals visit this temple . A must see place...  more »
  • The city of Sirsi is popular for its famous Marikamba temple. Do not forget to visit this place when you're in Sirsi. Most visitors visit Sirsi with the purpose of paying s visit to this wonderful, sa...  more »
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  • one of the most beautiful goddess on lion as her vahan. most holy vibrations can be felt here. one of the best food in the temples way ahead of other such annadana. easy access and you have to visit during monsoon to enjoy the beauty. there is a car parking just ahead of the temple. the small finger type bananas i got only here...very tasty...one of the cleanly kept temples.
  • Calm place and good for family... awesome climate..one can really get peace of mind
  • Place of great historic value..Good hygiene ...Rested in the glimpse of forest ..Great place to visit..Felt happy
  • Well maintained Hindu temple. Good parking space nearby , must visit this place if you are near Sirsi.
  • Temple look very colourful and beautiful... And very peaceful temple 😍

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