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Kundapura is a small town and situated along the coastal belt of Arabian Sea in Udupi district. Kundapura is also a talulk headquarters.
The main attraction of Kundapura is Sri Kundeshwara temple. The temple is dedicated to lord Kundeshwara (Lord Shiva). The temple is one of the main temples of Kundapura taluk and it is said that the Kundeshwara temple has built by Kundavarma. The temple lies in the vicinity of the Panchagangavali River.
The main deity Kundeshwara is enshrined in the black stone in Garbha griha. The Shiva Linga is about 4-feet high. Only 75% of it is visible because it is kept on the platform and the rest is under the earth.
The Kundeshwara temple at Kundapura also houses other deities in the temple premises. The other deities are Lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvathi.
The main festival of the temple is the 'Kundeshwara Deepotsava' celebrated with great devotion. This festival attracts huge number of devotees.
Sri Kundeshwara Temple
Karnataka - 576201
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Kundapur on Kankan Railways
Road: Kundapur well connected by road network. It lies on National Highway NH-17. Direct buses are available from Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Udupi, Kollur and other main places of Karnataka.
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