Muchur – Temples of Tulu Nadu

Muchur is a small little village located close to Mudabidri. It is located 6 kms off the Kinnigoli – Mudabidri road. The village is famous for its Durga Parameshwari Temple. The temple is magnificent and large and has been renovated a few years ago.

 

Muchur entrance
Muchur entrance

 

 

Sri Durga Parameshwari
Sri Durga Parameshwari

The temple has a very close link to the Nellitheertha Somanatheshwara Temple. Local legend has it that when sage Jabali performed a penance at the Nellitheertha Cave, Lord Durga appeared there and assured him that the demon Arunasura would be killed (at Kateel). She then blessed the region to have three temples in close proximity. Thus the Nellitheertha, Muchur and Kompadavu (Vishnu) temples came into existence.

 

Tirtha Mantapa
Tirtha Mantapa

 

 

Prakara
Prakara

 

 

Name: Sri Durga Parameshwari Devasthana.

Location: Muchur, Mangalore Taluk, Dakshina Kannada.

Main deities: Durga Parameshwari, Ganapati.

Bhutas: Rakteshwari, Jumadi

 

 

Ganapati
Ganapati

 

 

 

Bhuta Sthana
Bhuta Sthana

 

 

Specialities: The temple Bhutas here do not have any Bhuta Kolas done to them. Instead, the Maisandaya Bhuta which stays nearby in a chieftain’s house is brought to the temple during its annual festival and is treated as the main Bhuta and Kola is offered.

 

Bhuta Gudi
Bhuta Gudi

 

Address: Sri Durga Parameshwari Devasthana, Muchur, Neerude Post, Mangalore Taluk, Dakshina Kannada – 574163.

Contact: By snail mail.

How to get there: From Mangalore, take the Mudabidri Road, cross Gurupura, Kaikamba and Ganjimatha. Turn left towards Muchur as you near Yedapadavu. Muchur is 8kms from here.

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