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Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari Temple, Mulki
Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari temple is located at a distance of 30 km north of Mangalore. It is situated on the banks of River Shambavi in Bappanadu village of Mulki.
The temple has a history of about 800 years. The meaning of Bappanadu is 'Bappa's Village'. It is believed that, Bappa Beary, a Muslim merchant is responsible for the construction of Goddess Durga Parameshwari temple here. Since then the place is come to be known as `Bappanadu' and the first honorary prasadam of the annual car festival is offered to the successors of Bappa Beary every year.
Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple at Bappanadu is one of the important seats of Shakti worship in Dakshina Kannada district. Here main deity is in the form of Linga (symbolic statue).
Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari Temple, has been regarded as a symbol of communal harmony, devotees from all faiths offer prayers here.
Bappanadu's Dolu (musical drum) is well known and a large drum can be found in the temple premises. During annual car festival a community allowed to participate in beating of drums which is done with great enthusiasm and devotion.
This festival comes in the day of Meena Masa Shuddha Chathurdhashi and celebrated for 8 days with unique feature in each day.
Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple,
Dakshina Kannada District
Pin code: 574154
Distance from Bappanadu, Mulki
Kateel: 14 km
Mangalore: 30 km
How to get there
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railhead: Mangalore
Road: Mulki is a town on National Highway. Plenty of Buses ply to Mulki from Mangalore and Udupi.
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