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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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  • Excellent though it was a festival day. We could see goddess marikambe very peacefully. Very nice place to visit 
  • This temple has beautiful Khavi art which cannot be missed, its quite an interesting art which is diminishing these days 
  • Temple of Marikamba is a landmark of Sirsi town.,A big building housing a deity.Building is awesome but not in the stricter sense of south Indian temple, without any grand gopuram or pillared hall. Te...  read more »
  • It is beatuful temple & marikambe is a more powerful God....
  • Marikamba is more powerful god, and the temple is so beautiful... Amazing experience...
  • Nice & power god. In sirsi said this god as gramadevata
  • Nice Devi Temple and must visit temple in Uttara Karnataka...
  • It's an amazing temple. My ancestral house is right opposite to it and we visit the house once in a year and every morning, visiting this temple makes me feel heavenly!
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