Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sree Tirumala Tatha Lakshmi Narasimha temple- Ullal, Karnataka



Sree Lakshmi Narasimha ( 4th avatar of Lord Vishnu ) temple is in Ullal , a quaint little town situated on the coast of Arabian sea and which is  at a distance of 8 Kms. from Mangalore.  Lord Narasimha with his consort Lakshmi is enshrined here.  This is a GSB temple . There are shrines for Kalabhairava  and Subramanya. This temple is  situated in a  calm and serene atmoshphere.
Some more information is available about this temple  at  gsbkerala .com 
How to reach- Ullal has a  railway station , Mangalore is the biggest town nearby which is easily accessible. Good number of hotels are available in Mangalore town . Check here for other temples in and around Mangalore.


32 comments:

  1. Short and concise description. Seems like it is a small temple.

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  2. A different color combination and still very pleasing to the eyes.

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  3. A,
    very small temple but very popular..

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  4. Mridula,
    The structure and layout of the temple is also different than what we usually see.

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  5. Nice small temple.What is expansion for GSB? I saw the innumerable temmples under it and look forward to your posts for some of the important temples.

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  6. Looks very nice and inviting to me!

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  7. The name Ullal brought back memories of the story of Rani Abbakka of Ullal. Is there any historical sites around there? Thanks!

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  8. KP, I have provided a link regarding GSB. It stands for Gowda Saraswath Brahmins.

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  9. ?,
    Other than the temple I do not know if anything else of importance is there in Ullal.

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  10. beautiful pictures especialy liked the thongu vilakku and the terracotta brindavan adds divinity to any place. never heard of this temple, though visited many temples around mangalore.. will mark it.

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  11. Asha,
    It is mostly frequented by GSB community which I am also a member:)

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  12. Looks like a quaint little Temple with peaceful surroundings...
    Have a wonderful week ahead Chitra:)

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  13. Are you a GSB? I thought you were from Kerala. I have many friends who are GSB's mostly konkanis from padbidri, hebri, all close to this place.

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  14. Arti, thanks....Will be away for a few days. see you soon..

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  15. chitra ji....so nice to visit yr blog...cheers

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  16. Although the temple is small, the interiors are well decorated. From the photographs it looks as if the walls/door jambs etc are covered with some metal sheet. While visiting Venkatachalapathi temple at Kochi, I was exposed to an hour's lecture on GSBs by my younger brother Sampath, who lives there.

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  17. PNS,
    the interior doors of the main shrine and sub shrine are covered with silver sheets.this is a common feature in most of the Mangalore side temples.Have you visited Kochi temple also?...Great...

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  18. Thank you for your last comment Chitra! I wish you great success with your jewel art - you have such magical pieces!

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  19. This is my first visit here. I enjoyed it a lot. I get to travel through your posts.

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  20. nanri yar...sure all well with your exhibition...best wishes always

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  21. Goodness, so very different to the temples we normally visit but still stunning in its decoration.

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  22. simply beautifully captured shots...lovely reading about this place!

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  23. Thanks Susie , Ramesh, PW, Kalyan for your comments here.

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  24. Well written blog mam. Thank you.

    Just wanted to clarify mam. GSB stands for Goud Saraswat Brahmins. Not Gowda Saraswat Brahmins. Gowdas are a different class altogether and we are often mistaken to be part of them at times because of the term-similiarity!!

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  25. I would also like to refer one more document compiled U.V.Kini on this temple in Ullal

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/4890397/GSB-Temples-Their-uniqueness

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  26. ANY ONE PLEASE SENT ME THE ADDRESS FOR ULLAL TEMPLE TO PILLAISUNIL@HOTMAIL.COM

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