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2023 - The Year That Was

Places impact you for a variety of reasons. And the same place impacts different people in different ways. This is especially true when it comes to spiritual experiences, where every single person’s experience is unique. And personally, every spiritual experience is unique, the same person can have different deeply spiritual experiences at different places, at different times. This thought has emerged because of my own experiences over the years, but especially so this year, with different and unique experiences at various places I have visited recently. I began this year with a visit to Baroda (Vadodara) with friends. It was meant to be a relaxed trip, a touristy trip, with our sons. We enjoyed ourselves to the hilt, but the highlight of that trip was a visit to the Lakulisha temple at Pavagadh. It was the iconography of the temple that I connected with, and I spent a few hours simply lost in the details of the figures carved around the temple. There was an indefinable connect with

Coastal Karnataka Temple Tour

Hello everyone, I back from another vacation, this time to Karnataka. My son, Samhith’s birthday falls on 6th May, and we wanted to spend it at some temple. So, this time, we visited many temples in coastal Karnataka. Look out for many interesting posts on all the places we visited.
To give you all an idea of the places you can all soon read about, here’s the tour programme we followed:

Day1:

  • 3:00PM departure by Bombay- Mangalore bus.

Day2:

  • 3:45 AM Arrival at Kumta.
  • Car to Gokarna.
  • Visit to Gokarna Mahabaleshwara Temple
  • Performing the sacred rites for our ancestors.
  • Evening- Trip to Sajjeshwara Linga Temple near Karwar
  • Night halt at Gokarna



Day3:

  • Dhareshwar
  • Gunavanteshwar
  • Idagunji Ganapathy
  • Murudeshwar
  • Kollur Mookambika Temple
  • Annegudde Ganapathy Temple
  • Udupi – Sri Krishna Temple
  • Night Halt at Udupi

    Day4:
  • Viswaroopa Darshan and KsheerAbhishekam to Lord Krishna at Udupi
  • Kundapura – Kundeshwara Temple
  • Darshan and Pada Puja to Sringeri Acharya, who was camping there.
  • Hattiangady Ganapathy Temple
  • Sai Baba Temple
  • Vadabhandeshwara Temple
  • Malpe Beach
  • Night Halt at Udupi

    Day5:
  • Udupi to Sringeri by Bus
  • Sringeri Sharada Temple
  • Temples in Sringeri
  • Night Halt at Sringeri

    Day6:
  • Suprabhata Seva to Sharadamba
  • Shakatapuram – Temple and Darshan of Badari Shankaracharya
  • Horanadu
  • Kalasa
  • Night Halt at Sringeri

    Day7:
  • Dharmasthala
  • Subrahmanya
  • Madhur Mahaganapathy, Kasargod
  • Mangalore –
    Mangaladevi temple
    Gokarnanatha Temple
    Kadri Manjunatha Temple
    Sharavu Mahaganapathy Temple
    Venkatramana Temple
  • Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple
  • Hosanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple
  • Night Halt at Sringeri

    Day8:
  • Bus to Bangalore
  • Night Halt at Bangalore

    Day9:
  • Bus to Puttaparthi

    Day 10 and 11:
  • Puttaparthi- Darshan of Sri Sathya Sai Baba

    Day12:
  • Bus to Bangalore

    Day 13 and 14:
  • Visit to Relatives at Bangalore

    Day15:
  • Bus to Bombay

    A long trip, wasn’t it? Well, the reason was a wedding at Bangalore that we had to attend, and the excuse for this long itinerary was my son’s date of birth on the 6th may, and his star birthday on the 9th. We always try to celebrate his birthday differently. Last year, we had been to Kodaikanal to have darshan of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and the year before, we had been to Ganpatiphule. This year, we visited all these temples. I have put up my itinerary, so as to help people who would like to make a similar trip.


    So look out for more details of this long trip…..

Comments

  1. hey akka,
    your trip must have been really fun and exciting couse i could feel that i was travelling with you while i was reading this experience. Actually appa also liked it but i don't think he told you. Where do find the energy to sit and write each and everything as soon as you come from that place!!! Great goin! love you

    Kanthi

    PS since i don't have a gmail a/c, i m sending as anonymous.

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  2. Hi,

    Could you post a link to pictures taken at these locations ?

    Thanks,

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