: 1510 A.D. by the Devotees migrated from Banavali, Goa for fear of conversion into Christianity by the Portuguese.
Presiding Deities : Shri Katyayani & Shri Baneshwar.
Other deity : Shri Ganesh (Diamond studded gold Ganapati installed with the blessings of all the Kulagurus of Saraswat
: Navaratri, Dasara and Magha Shuddha Poornima.
Journey Details : By road is on NH 17 near
Ankola. By train: Ankola Station.
Welfare Activities : Sponsored subsidised Meal Scheme in the school in the
locality. Under Katyayani Baneshwar Health Centre medical facilities are extended to the poor and needy. Social and Cultural activities are encouraged.
Information : This is a Kuladevata Temple and the
kulavis (Mostly with the surnames of Pai and Prabhu) are well
organized and have formed a society. The address is as follows: Society Of Shri
Katyayani, Room No.14, 19/21 Ambalal Doshi Marg, Fort Mumbai, 400 023, Phone:494 2244 (Office bearers up to 31.10.2004: Shri
S. V. Pikale, President and Shri M. M. Prabhu, Gen. Secretary)
SHRI SAMSTHAN KATYAYANI BANESHWAR
Aversa - 581316, Tq. Ankola (Uttar Kannada) Karnataka. Tel.