Dakshina Kashi … Nanjanagudu

 

 

Sri Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjanagudu is located on the banks of Kapila River and is also called as Dakshina Kashi. This is the holy abode of Lord Shiva( also called as Nanjundeshwara). Nanjanagudu is GARALAPURI and the temple of Sri Srikanteshwara is one of the biggest temple in Karnataka. The temple complex also house small temples  of Narayana Swamy , Ganapathi, Hanuman, Parvathi, Chandikeshwara, Nandi and Hanuman .Najanagudu is situated around 22 kms from the cultural city MYSURU.

Little away from the temple is the holy place of lord Parashurama called Parashurama kshetra,facing the river Suvarnavati( tributary of Kapila) and it is believed that one has to visit parashurama kshetra after visitng Sri Srikanteshwara after which the pilgrimage is believed to be completed. The dipping of jaggery along with rock salt in the suvarnavati river is said to relive the devotee from all sins, it is believed that lord parashurama did his prayaschita.

 

Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt: A must see place during the visit of Nanjanagudu, the mutt is situated at Rashtrapathi Road, this is also called as ” Prateeka Sannidhana” since like all other mutts this mutt does not have Brivadavana of Sri Raghavendra Swamy, instead it is a idol which was found on the banks of cauvery river and  is installed by Sri Sugnanendra Theertharu of the Mutt. This current mutt building is also believed to be the structure build by Diwan Poornayya of Srirangapatna also behind the mutt there are 5 Brindavanas called Pancha Vrindavana and is being worshipped even today.

 

 

 

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