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Anegudde village is located at a distance of 9 km south of Kundapura, in Udupi District. Anegudde is also popularly called as Kumbashi. The name Kumbhashi is said to be derived from demon Kumbhasura.
According to the when drought hit this area, Sage Agasthya performed penance to appease the Varuna, the Rain God. During the penance, demon Kumbhasura started troubling the sages. Bheemasena gets weapon from Lord Ganesha to kill Kumbahasura and assassinate him at this place.
Anegudde is rewarded one of the seven 'Mukti Sthalas' of Karnataka (Parashurama kshetra). The temple at Anegudde is dedicated to Lord Vinayaka (Ganesh). Anegudde is the combination of two words - 'Aane' meaning 'Elephant' and 'Gudde', which stands for 'hillock' as it is the abode of the elephant-headed god, Lord Vinayaka.
Anegudde is one of the popular Vinayaka temples in Udupi district which attracts large number of pilgrims. Lord Ganapathi at Anegudde is also called as 'Siddhi Vinakaya' and 'Sarva Siddhi Pradaayaka', the donor of all boons.
The main sanctum enshrines the magnificent image of Lord Vinayaka, resplendent in silver armor, in a standing posture. The image of Lord Vinayaka is represented with four hands, out of which two are 'Varada Hasta' signifying his preference to grant boons. Two hands point to his feet, as a means to salvation.
It is also believed that the statue of Lord Ganapathi is growing every year, and certainly the reputation also wide spreading.
Ganesh Chaturthi is the main festival celebrated at Anegudde temple and Sankashta Chaturthi is also celebrated with great devotion. Devotees frequently perform Tulabharam in this temple.
The car festival of this temple is held during first week of December.
Accommodations at Anegudde: Temple has two guest houses for pilgrims.
In recent times His Holiness Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejavar Mutt inaugurated a huge dining hall which is able to accommodate 1000 people. Lunch is served to devotees as 'Maha Prasada' everyday.
There is another temple dedicated to Lord Mahalingeshwara at Kumbashi.
Anegudde Shree Vinayaka Temple
Udupi District. INDIA
Pin code: 576 257
Distance from Anegudde
Kundapur: 9 km
Udupi: 30 km
Mangalore: 100 km
Bangalore: 410 km
How to get there
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railhead: Kundapur
Road: Anegudde is well connected by roads. Anegudde is located on NH-17 (Udupi-Kundapur road). Frequent bus service is available from Mangalore, Udupi, Kundapur to Anegudde.
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