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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  • It's Must visitable holy place. One of the Shakti Kestra of Durga maa, We are here in the last Jatra, which is going once in every two years. Too much enjoyment you can have. Small city but crowed is ...  more »
  • The temple is worth visiting just to see the paintings and architechture. It is a divine place and not so crowded. Just do not plan your trip after the Jatra and before Ugadi. During this time, the in...  more »
  • This is temple of God marikamba situated in middle of the city .. This place has a historical story behind it and lot of people belief  more »
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  • Excellent holy place, here jatre takes place every alternate 1 year, which also one of the biggest jatre of Karnataka state...
  • Sacred place to visit while in sirsi..walking distance from the old bus stand
  • THE GREAT SIRSI MARIKAMBA TEMPLE. PRIDE OF KARNATAKA. HISTORICAL TEMPLE. AMMANAVARU BLESSES EVERYBODY WHO FAITHFULLY FOLLOWS HER. THE FAMOUS SIRSI JAATRE, BIGGEST IN KARNATAKA IS A BIANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THIS TEMPLE. BAGALA BHOOTA TEMPLE IS SPECIAL. BEVINAMMA TEMPLE IS NEERBY. DON'T FORGET TO VISIT TEMPLE'S BUFFALO WHICH IS HUGE AND SPECIAL TO DEVOTEES.
  • The 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[2]), riding a tiger and killing a demon. It is believed that the 7-foot-tall (2.1 m) 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 coastalKonkan 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.[1]
  • This is not only temple... This is place where people feel relaxation and this is place where Karnataka's no 1 jatra mahostava conduct for every 2 year .... This one of the famous temple in sirsi 😍

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