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Idagunji, Ganapathi temple is an famous ganesha temple in india and an ancient temple with a history of more than 1500 years, it is a major tourist attraction in the Karavali coast of Karnataka, India. This place has got its own name for its beautiful idol of Lord Ganapathi. The importance of Edakunj kshetra has been mentioned in the Sahyadri khand of the Skandapuran. ‘Eda’ (Wamnadi) means ‘to the left’ and ‘kunj’ means garden. The place thus got its name, as it is located on the left banks of the river Sharawati. This temple is a major piligrim spot which attracts more than 1 million devotees per year. The temple is midway between Gunavanteshwar and Murudeshwar and is 1/2 hr drive from either temple. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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IDAGUNJI MAHA GANAPATHI TEMPLE
HONNAVARA (North KANARA)KARNATAKA, INDIAPIN
CODE 581 423 Office - (08387) 247227Guest
House/ Mangala Karyalaya - (08387)296827 Email
info_at_idagunji.org
North Kanara Tourism
http//www.idagunji.org
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Idagunji is a small place in Honnavara taluk,
Uttar Kannada district, which has the famous
Vinayaka temple. The temple is the main
attraction at Idagunji, receiving more than 1
million devotees per year. The temple is quite
big. The Ganesha idol is in a standing posture,
with extremely short legs, and a depression on
the head. The Dwibhuja Ganapathy or two handed
Ganesha is holding Modaka and Padma (Lotus) in
his hands. The idol is of black stone. Idagunji
is located about 14 kms south east of Honnavar
taluk of North Canara District of Karnataka State
India. Be it a small child, or an old man, Lord
Ganesh here is very beloved with a sweet
spiritual smile in his eyes. Idagunji has also
got a hall which facilitates religious ceremonies
and marriages in this holy shelter. Idagunji has
also taken up meal facilities.
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Famous Ganesha temple in India
Idagunji, Ganapathi temple is an ancient temple
with a history of more than 1500 years, it is a
major tourist attraction in the Karavali coast of
Karnataka, India. This place has got its own name
for its beautiful idol of Lord Ganapathi. The
importance of Edakunj kshetra has been mentioned
in the Sahyadri khand of the Skandapuran. Eda
(Wamnadi) means to the left and kunj means
garden. The place thus got its name, as it is
located on the left banks of the river Sharawati.
This temple is a major piligrim spot which
attracts more than 1 million devotees per year.
The temple is midway between Gunavanteshwar and
Murudeshwar and is 1/2 hr drive from either
temple.
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Tourist Attractions in India
Murudeshwar the temple town with a vibrant scenic
beauty and golden history, is located on the
Arabian seafront in North Kanara Dist, Karnataka,
India. It is situated on the NH-17, about 160 kms
north of the port city of Mangalore. The nearest
airport is also at Mangalore. Daily flights
operate from Bangalore to Mangalore. Murudeshwar
is well connected by road and most buses plying
on the NH-17 between Mangalore and Mumbai stop at
Murudeshwar. There are overnight buses also from
Bangalore to Murudeshwar.
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Tourist Attractions in India
Bhatkal is around 16 Kms from Murudeshwar, is an
old port town. A predominantly Muslim town with
42 mosques. During the Vijayanagar kingdom in the
16th tourist attractions in india century this
was the main port. It also famous for Jain
Chandranath Basadi with its stone tiles and a
temple dating back to the Vijaynagar kingdom. The
temple is known for animal carvings and intricate
work. The Khetpai Narayana temple at Mudbhatkal
has interesting engravings on the wall, is the
best example of its rich heritage. There are
nearly 10 temples here all built by Konkani
merchants from Goa,india.
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Tourist Attractions in India
Honavar is a port town, located 20 Kms from
Murudeshwar,india. It is believed that Honavar is
existing from Ramayana days. It was then known as
Honnuru spacer or "Golden Town". When Rama shot
an arrow he created a perennial spring called
Rama Teertha. It is also known for the
Sharavathi Bridge, the longest bridge in
Karnataka,india. Apsara Konda Falls is another
must see here. It is a visual treat to watch the
sun go down in the Arabian Sea from the Apsara
Konda hillock. The hillock offers a beautiful
view of nature from here. Apsara Konda falls is
just before you get to the hillock, from here you
can get a glorious view of sunset which is one of
the best you can get to watch.
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Tourist Attractions in India
Around 10 miles west of the Karnataka coast on
the Arabian Sea is the Netrani Island. The only
inhabitants of the island are wild goats.
Besides, the Indian navy often uses this island
for target practice. To get there, one has to
hire a fishing trawler from Bhatkal or Honawar.
One approach to Bhatkal is from the south by road
from Mangalore or from Mumbai (Bombay),india. To
reach Netrani, one has to hire a trawler from
Bhatkal or Honowar. It is a 22 hour-long journey
by bus from Mumbai to Bhatkal. It takes almost
two and a half hours to three hours to reach
Netrani by the trawler.
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Ganesha Chaturthi Dates
Month Day Sankashta Chaturthi
JANUARY 1st Tuesday (Angaraka) 15th Tuesday (Angaraka) 31th Thursday
FEBRUARY 14th Thursday
MARCH 1st Friday 15th Friday 30th Saturday
APRIL 14th Sunday 29th Monday
MAY 14th Tuesday (Angaraka) 28th Tuesday (Angaraka)
JUNE 12th Wednesday 26th Wednesday
JULY 12th Friday 26th Friday
AUGUST 11th Sunday 24th Saturday
SEPTEMBER 9th Monday 23rd Monday
OCTOBER 8th Tuesday (Angaraka) 23rd Wednesday
NOVEMBER 7th Thursday 21st Thursday
DECEMBER 6th friday 21st Saturday
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