Monday 29 September 2014

Shri Venkataramana Temple Darshan Timings, Mulki, Karnataka.

Shri Venkataramana Temple, the abode of Lord Sri Venkataramana at Mulki is one of the sacred shrines on the coastal area in South Kanara in  Karnataka State. The other main deities of the temple are Lord Vittala, Lord Ugra Narasimha and Lord Bindu Madhava.
Temple Address and Contact Telephone Numbers:
Sri Venkataramana Temple,
Karnataka State.
Temple Phone Numbers: 0824-2290521/3250007
Temple Official Website:
email ID:
Temple Manager Contact No.: 0824-2290417

History of the Temple:
Though the temple is known famously as Sri Venkataramana Temple now, the deity which was first installed and worshipped in the temple was that of Lord Vittala and the temple was originally known as Manampadi Vittala Devaru Gudi and is believed to have been established in the year 1277AD. The place was also known as Vola Lanka meaning Inner Lanka.

Sri Vijayendra Theertha Samiji of Kashi Mutt Samsthan was installed the idol of Lord Ugra Narasimha at the Mulki Venkataramana Temple. The Prathishta(installation) ceremony of Lord Ugra Narasimha was held on the day of Pournami(Full Moon Day) in the month of Margasheersha. This event is celebrated in every year with great pomp and gaiety

Important Festivals
The important Festival in the temple is Prathishtha day which is celebrated on Pournami day in the month of Margashira (November/December). During the event Abhishekam is performed and also Kanakabhishekam will be performed.
The other important festivals in the temple are... 
  • Sri Rama Navami, 
  • Sri Krishna Janmastami, 
  • Dussehra Festival, 
  • Ratha Saptami & Deepotsavam

Nitya Annadanam & Social Activities by Devasthanam:
  1. Every day Food is served to the devotees in the temple after pooja rituals.
  2. A Veda Sanskrit Patashala(Vedic School) is running by the "Sri Venkataramana Devasthanam" which imparts a 4year course in Sanskrit, Vedas, Jyothisham and Bhatpan(for euipping themselves as priests) Students who have passes VIII standard are eligible to admit into the course and the education is free with hostel facility. In addition, Shri Vyasa Maharshi Vidyapeetha(school from Kindergarden to SSLC) is also maintained by Sri Venkataramana Temple.
Temple Darshan Timings:
6:15am Temple Opens
7:00am Nirmalya Visarjana Pooja
9:15am Panchamrith, Pavaman, Rudrabhishekam, Ganga Bhagirathi Abhishekam and Astothara Sahasranamarchana
10:00am Sarvalankar Pooja
12:15pm Mahanaivedya
12:45pm Madyana Pooja
1:00pm Temple Closes
6:00pm Temple Opens
7:00pm Deepa Namaskara
8:00pm Ratri Pooja
8:30pm Temple Closes
DARSHAN SEVA: Normally the DARSHAN(Oracle) SEVA will be held on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. On these days SEVA starts with "Sarvalankar Pooja" at 10:30hrs in the morning.

How to Reach:
Mulki is a small town situated on the south of Mangalore 28km away on route to Uduppi, Kundappur and Kollur
Sri Venkataramana Temple is situated at about 3km, east of the Mulki Busstand and can be accessed either by foot or by auto.

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