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Shakti Temples of Karnataka

Shakti, the goddess has been known in several popular names - Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Annapoorneshwari, Mookambika, Kali, Chamundi, Kamakshi, and countless more names.

'Shakti' is derived from the word Sak which means 'the ability to act.' It also refers to the cosmic energy that permeates through everything.

Goddess Bhuvaneswari, considered the Karnataka's guardian spirit. Chamundi of Mysore, another incarnation of Adi Shakti emerged as a result of killing the demons Chanda and Munda, has been the tutelary deity of the Wodeyars.

Some important Shakti Temples of Karnataka are
  • The Bhadrakarnika temple at Gokarna
  • Sri Banashankari Temple, Bangalore
  • Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Kateel
  • Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Bappanadu
  • Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Mandarti
  • Kadiyali Mahisha Mardhini Temple, Kadiyali near Udupi
  • Kali shrine at Ambalapadi in Udupi
  • Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple at Polali
  • Sri Chamundi Temple, Mysore
  • Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur
  • Sri Mangalamba Temple, Mangalore
  • Sri Marikamba Temple, Sirsi
  • Sri Kolaramma Temple, Kolar
  • Sri Mahalasa Narayani at Kumta
  • Sri Kamakshi Temple at Hebbur near Kunigal
  • Renuka (Yellamma) Temple at Saundatti
  • Sri Mahishamardhini Temple, Neelavara





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