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:

A said...

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

Mridula said...

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

chitra said...

A,
very small temple but very popular..

chitra said...

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

KParthasarathi said...

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.

Martina said...

Looks very nice and inviting to me!

? said...

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

Sridharan said...

Nice one..Chitra..!

chitra said...

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

chitra said...

Thank you Martina.

chitra said...

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

chitra said...

Sridharan,
thanks.

Asha said...

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.

chitra said...

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

Arti said...

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

Asha said...

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.

mannbikram said...

I like those heavy doooors ..

Bikram's

chitra said...

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

chitra said...

I am a GSB from Kerala , Asha.

chitra said...

Bikram...thanks.

R. Ramesh said...

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

P.N. Subramanian said...

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.

chitra said...

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...

Martina said...

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

Susie Clevenger said...

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

R. Ramesh said...

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

....Petty Witter said...

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

Kalyan said...

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

chitra said...

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

Kavya said...

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!!

Kavya said...

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

Unknown said...

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