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Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple
Kateel (also known as Kateelu) is a temple town located at a distance of 29 km from Mangalore city in Dakshina Kannada district. This sacred place is surrounded by panoramic scenes and attractive greeneries.
This temple at Kateel is dedicated to Goddess Durga Parameshwari, also known as Bhramari. The holy temple is situated in the middle of the river Nandini. Thousands of devotees visit Sri Durga Parameshwari temple at Kateel every day to seek blessings from goddess Durga Parameshwari.
The Name KATEEL:
The word 'Kati' which means 'center' (between the 'Kanakagiri', birthplace of river Nandini and the end) and 'lla' which means 'area'. Thus the place is called 'Kati + lla' = Kateel.
Other shrines to visit at Kateel
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It is believed that Goddess Durga Parameshwari likes music and dance, a play team is dedicated completely for the cultural activity of Yakshagana illustrating the miracles of the Goddess Durga Parameshwari.
Every day free lunch and dinner are offered to devotees and visitors at temple premises. Every day about 2000 devotees accept the food with great devotion and treat this as a grace of Goddess Durga Parameshwari.
Main Festivals at Kateel:
Annual Festival: This festival comes in the month of April and celebrated for 8 days with unique feature in each day.
Laksha Deepotsava: Festival of lights is celebrated on the day of Kartika Bahula Panchami.
Other fairs and festivals that are celebrated at Kateel Durga Parameshwari temple are Navarathri Pooja, Astabhandha, Vasanthotsava, Brahmakalashotsava, Simha Sankramana and Nagamandala.
Accommodations: Temple guest houses are available to stay.
Shree Durga Parameshwari Temple
Kateel, Mangalore Taluk
Dakshina Kannada District
Pin Code - 574148
Distance from Kateel
Mangalore: 29 km
Udupi: 45 km
Dharmasthala: 75 km
Moodbidri: 22 km
Nellitheertha Cave Temple: 8 km
Bappanadu: 14 km
How to get there
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railhead: Mangalore
Road: Kateel is well connected by roads.
Route map to reach Kateel
1. Mangalore - Bajpe - Kateel (25 km)
2. Udupi - Mulki - Kinnigoli - Kateel (45 km)
3. Moodbidri - Kinnigoli - Kateel (22 km)
4. B C Road - Kaikamba - Bajpe - Kateel (35 km)
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