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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  • Had very peaceful darshan. No rush at all. Idol is very beautiful. Spent nearly half an hour sitting in mandir.  more »
  • Marikamba Temple is in the center of Sirsi. It is usually crowded all the time. Safe for keeping your chappals available.  more »
  • The temple is colorful but its on a narrow street. Very limited parking space nearby. Also very crowded as its the most famous place in Sirsi. Worth a one time visit only.  more »
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  • One of the Most Popular Place in Karnataka. The temple will be always crowded with devotees as the travelers who are going this way will definitely visit this beautiful place as it historic one and well maintained. There is even proper parking facility near the temple for tourist vehicles. Everyone must visit this temple at least once..
  • This is one of must see places of Sirsi. Very well decorated very old but modernised temple. Free lunch is available to all everyday. Accommodation available. Parking space is small , if many vehicles come its difficult to park, traffic jam occurs. Better to park near 'kote kere' and walk about half a km.
  • Famous temple of Sirsi. Goddess Marikamba is goddess of sirsi. Jaatra is performed every alternative year. Jaatra festival is conducted for 9 days. During jaatra festival goddess Marikamba is placed in "jaatra gadduge". And this temple is closed till jaatra ritual ends. Temple reopens on yugadi( hindu new year day). Sirsi jaatra festival is also famous. Lakhs of people visit jaatra.
  • Most popular place near uttarkannada. The temple will always be crowded with devotees. This place is the head crown of Sirsi. Travellers going through this way do visit this beautiful place. The temple is historic place as it is very old and well maintained. The fair celebrated every year in this temple will be the beautiful thing to see. Tourists going towards hubli or in the opposite direction do atop here, spend few minutes, have rsst , can take off.
  • Natural ENVIRONMENT is very fine and the GODES ATTRACTION LOVED & ENJOYED in my soul which I have felt there are no words to EXPLAIN it .

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