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Nestled on the bank of the River Nethravathi and set amidst the hills and forest of Malnad in Karnataka, Dharmasthala is known for the temple of Sri Manjunathaswamy, devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple housing a golden lingam attracts pilgrims......Read more on Dharmasthala

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Lord Manjunatha, Dharmasthala
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Places to Visit in Dharmasthala
  • Type: Religious Place
The renowned Manjunatha Temples, situated on the banks of the river Nethravathi attracts followers of all caste and creed; Jains, Hindus, Christians and Muslims too visit this temple to offer their prayers and ask for their wishes to be granted.  The main lord of the Manjunatha... Read More »
Dharmasthala Temple, Dharmasthala
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Places to Visit in Dharmasthala
  • Type: Temple
The main temple of Dharmasthala is located a kilometre west of Ratnagiri Hill and 2 km west of the new bus stand. The temple built by Birmanna Pergadem, Jain Chieftain, around 500 years ago, houses the golden Linga of Lord Shiva, who presides over the temple in the form of Shri Manjunatheshwara.... Read More »
Manjusha Museum, Dharmasthala
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Places to Visit in Dharmasthala
  • Type: Museum
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To know the culture and history of Dharmasthala, a visit to the Manjusha Museum, located south of Manjunatha temple can be interesting. The museum has a vast collection of antiques that range from swords to vintage cameras, jewellery items, metal sculptures and Mysore paintings. There is also a... Read More »
Badinede Betta, Dharmasthala
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Places to Visit in Dharmasthala
  • Type: Hill
Located 1.5 km west of the new bus stand and half a kilometre from the Manjunatha temple, in the southeast direction is the hill of Badinede Betta, which is also known as Annappa Betta. This hill is home to the shrines of the four Dharma Daivas. Generally the hill is visited, after having visited... Read More »
Shri Chandranatha Swamy Basadi, Dharmasthala
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Places to Visit in Dharmasthala
  • Type: Place of Worship
Around 5 centuries ago, when Dharmasthala was known as “Kuduma”, meaning where Charity is the primary objective, a Jain family of Birmanna Pergade lived in Nelyadi Beedu. He was the chieftain of the Jains in Kuduma. He along with his wife led a simple and pious life.... Read More »
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