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Simhanagadde

shri atishaya kshetra simhanagadde is located in narasimharajapur (karnataka) is famous for atishaya of jwalamalini devi – the yakshini of bhagwan chandraprabhu.

address atishaya shri kshetra simhanagadde
place & post – narasimharajapur, district – chickmagalur (karnatka) pin – 577134
phone 0826-6620609
managing committee: swasti shri lakshmisena bhattaraka
pattacharya varya maha swamiji
shri kshetra simhanagadde is famous for atishaya of jwalamalini devi – the yakshini of bhagwan chandraprabhu. about 600 years ago the capital of ‘ger-soppa soduv empire’ was present at distance of 27 km from ‘honnavar’ in north kannada district. the queen channa vera devi the wife of jain king got constructed 700 temples. after attack of portuguese the queen was defeated & temples were ruined. the remains of ruined jain temples are still there and one can see them.at that time only muni chikk samantbhadra saw jawalamalini in his dreams. the jawalamalini devi after coming in his dreams informed him that ‘soon her temple will be destroyed and she asked him to install her idol at that place where cow & lion should play together’. after this dream chikk samantbhadra took idol from the temple and started the search on bullock cart for some safe place. at a distance 2 km from narasimharajapur, he saw that both cow & lion were playing together without any enmity. as the conditions of this place were similar to conditions which jwalamalini devi told in dream, therefore he got temple constructed at this place & installed the reverenced idol of jwalamalini. after the establishment of temple this place assumed the name simhanagadde. this place has also remained devotional center of many acharyas.
atishaya :the idol of jwalamalini is miraculous. the desires of devotees get fulfilled here.
facilities:
  • family cottage 3, in dharmashalas 2 normal rooms, 13 rooms with bathrooms, big hall – 2, assembly hall – 1, with all modern facilities for residence.
  • food, bed & utensils are also available.
commuting:
  • by road: – buses are available from shimoga & birur. narasimharajapur bus-stand is 1 km away from muth. auto-rickshaws are available on bus-stand.
  • train: – birur, present on poona-bangalore line. buses are available from birur.
  • airport: – bangalore.
nearby city:
  • shimoga 50 km
  • humacha padmavati 80 km
  • shravanbelgola 205 km
nearby places for visit:
  • humacha padmawatir
  • shravan belgola

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