Established in : 1565
A.D. by Archaks
by name "GURAV" who brought the original bronze idol of Shri
Mahalasa from Verna (Goa) in an earthen pot and consecrated in the
temple. The land was donated by the Pai family of Kumta.
Presiding Deity : Shri
Other Deities : Shanteri,
Grampurush, Bhagavati, Dadshankar, Laxminarayan and Kalabhairav.
Important Festivals : Chaitra
Shudha 5 - Pratishtha Vardhanti Utsav, Shravan Masa - Pushpa Pooja on the last
Sunday, Ashwij Shudh 1 - Sharada Navaratrotsav, Ashwij Vadya 1 - Darshan Prasad
on Shashti, Dashami, Poornima and Vadya Padya, Shami Pooja on Dasara, Nagarotsav on Vadya Padya, Falguna Vadya 1 to Falguna
vadya 5 - Suggi Utsav. Foundation Day - March /April.
Darshan Seva : Gram purush,
Mhalpurush, Simhapurush. Service by post available. The problem should
be clearly written in the letter. Kanika might be remitted. The
details and Prasad will be sent by post. (Darshan
Seva : Other Centres)
Scholarly Archaks : Ved
Murthy Ramesh Shrinivas Bhat, Archak Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple, Kumta, Tel. :
Welfare Activities : Matrimonial
Managing Trustee : Shri
Damodhar Annappa Pai, Tel. : 22328 (Res.)
Manager : Shri
Vinod S. Shanbag.
Other Contact Person : Shri
Vivek M. Pai, Tel. : 23619 (Res.), Shri Krishna B. Pai, Tel. : 22226 (Res.).
moola murthy brought from Verna Goa in 1565)
History : This is an ancient temple dating back to 5 centuries.
It houses old and rare artistic carvings in wood on
the ceiling of the Sandhya Mantap (See
Pictures below) and most artistic wall paintings in red and
white lime and mortar which are of cultural relevance and the
specimens of centuries old Indian craftsmanship worthy of preservation. The wall
paintings depict episodes from Mahabharata and Ramayana. This temple is
considered as a museum of rare wood carvings and wall paintings of lime and
mortar. Worth a visit.
SHRI MAHALASA NARAYANI TEMPLE, KUMTA
Car Street, Near Teen Katta, Kumta, Dist. Uttar Kanada - 581343. Tel. : (08386) - 22119
address : Mahalasa Temple, Kumta.