Belmannu Durga Parameshwari Temple
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Belmannu Durga Parameshwari Temple


Belmannu is a small town located at a distance of 18 Km from Karkala in Udupi district. Belmannu lies between Karkala and Padubidri.

Belmannu is also called Belman. The name of this place derived its name from the Kannada word 'Bili Mannu' which means white soil.
The main attraction of Belmannu village is Durga Parameshwari Temple which was constructed in 7th Century AD. This temple is also known as Vana Durga Temple or Durga of the Forest because it is surrounded by greenery and it appears that this temple is located middle of a thick jungle.

The Durga Parameshwari temple has a wonderful serenity about itself that is quite unique. The temple structure looks very good and seems like it have been renovated a few years ago. The Prangana of the temple is very huge and is fairly well maintained. The priests of the temple are always from the Bhargava Gotra.

The Durga Parameshwari temple at Belmannu also houses shrines to Lord Ganapathi, Goddess Rakteshwari.

The oldest Kannada copper plate inscription was found under the foundation of this temple in 1952. The inscription states that certain rights were given to the Belmannu Village Council which functioned from the Temple, maybe looked after the operations of the temple. As the inscription dates back to 8th century AD, the temple is believed to be older than the inscription.


Address:
Belmannu Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple,
Belmannu Village,
Padubidri - Karkala Road,
Karkala Taluk,
Udupi District,
Karnataka


Distance from Belmannu:

Bangalore: 379 Km
Mysore: 281 Km
Mangalore: 44 Km
Shimoga: 157 Km
Chikmagalur: 154 Km (via Mudigere, Charmadi, Belthangady and Karkala)
Karkala: 18 Km
Padubidri: 21 Km
Udupi: 28 Km
Kundpura: 65 Km
Hebri: 48 Km
Agumbe: 65 Km
Sringeri: 73 Km


How to get there (Belmannu):

Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Udupi

Road: Belmannu well connected by road network. It is situated along the state highway connecting Padubidri and Kudremukh.

Route map to reach Belmannu:

From Bangalore: via Nelamangala - Hassan - Sakaleshpura - BC Road - Kateel - Mundkur

From Mysore: via Hunsur - Kushalanagar - Madikeri - Sulya - Puttur - BC Road - Kateel - Mundkur

From Mangalore: via Surathkal - Mulki - Hejamady

From Udupi: via Katapadi.




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