Saturday, December 26, 2009
Dharmastala, Subramanya, Karnataka temples
Dharmastala is situated 104 kilometres from Mangalore. The Manjunatha temple here attracts thousands of people all through the year. Every person who comes here – irrespective of caste or creed – is welcomed and provided a free meal. During the Laksha Deepotsava, the temple is illuminated with one lakh lamps. This town also has a 39 sq. ft. monolith of Bahubali.
Subramanya temple is situated in snuggled amidst rolling hills which was once the refuge of the Nagas – the cave-dwellers. The temple has an idol of Lord Kartikeya, worshipped in the form of a cobra.