Shri Rajarajeshwari Temple, Polali
Posted: Monday, August 18th, 2008 | Views: 10483
Holy place [Temple]  -   Kariyangala Village of Bantwal Taluk
17 kms from Mangalore City
How to reach:  There are frequent buses plying from State bank bus stand (Hampankatta, Mangalore) to B.C.Road via Polali Temple.
Address: Shri Rajarajeshwari Temple
Polali, Bantwal Taluk,
Dakshina Kannada District
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History of the Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple says that there were ten temples of Lord Eshwar in and around the temple. Already, there is the Akhileshwara Temple and now recently the tracing of the Devaragudde temple, has been the latest addition. Being a pilgrimage Centre, Polali attracts travelers and tourists with its natural scenic beauty and serenity. Polali Chendu is a unique festival in this temple, which will be performed during annual festival of the temple.

Devaragudde is located 1.5 km away from Polali and here are seen remains of what might have been a lake in the past. Moreover, wherever dug in ths area, some materials, be it ancient bricks or portions of broken stone idols are found and this place has now turned out to be an ideal spot for historians and archaeologists.

Devaragudde near Polali, the famous pilgrim shrine of the district where Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple is located, is today a centre of attraction particularly after the tracing of an ancient Shivalinga and an inscription in the area very recently.

Even the belief of the locals that the newly traced Shivalinga was the one which grows in size with the passing of each year, has further added to the attraction with large number of devotees thronging the area in the recent past.

The ancient Shivalinga that was traced recently, is of white stone and unique as is the idol of the Goddess at the Polali Kshetra which is clay made.

The Devaragudda Temple, it is believed has a history of over 400 years and some even contend that it was destroyed during the attack of the Moghuls. Presently, it is also believed that an Eshwara Temple too might have existed in the past at Ammunje area nera Polali.

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