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Anegudde Ganapathi Temple

Anegudde Ganapathi Temple, Udupi

Lord Ganesha lives in his shrine at the Anegudde temple on a hill in the village of Kumbashi. Here, he looks like Siddhi Vinayaka, the God who gives gifts. He spreads his holiness and makes his followers’ wishes come true. The Temple is one of seven holy places in the area that people think Saint Parashurama built. Myths say that the Lord of this Temple gave Bheema, one of the Pandava brothers, a sword to help him fight the demon Kumbasura.

Temple NameAnegudde Ganapathi Temple
Temple is also known asAnegudde Sri Vinayaka Temple
DeityLord Ganapathi
Temple Timing5:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Darshan FeeFree Entry
VIP EntryNot available
Live DarshanNot available
Important FestivalsGanesh Chaturthi
AddressAnegudde Vinayaka Temple Road, Kumbhashi, Karnataka 576257
Contact Number+91-(08254) 261079,7406093533
Official Email IDNot available

About Anegudde Ganapathi Temple

The beautiful Anegudde Vinayaka temple is a small shrine on top of a hill. It is 25 kilometers from Udupi, 70 kilometers from Murudeshwar, and almost 86 kilometers from Mangalore. The exact spot is between Udupi and Karwar, in a place called Kumbhashi, about 9 kilometers from Kundapur.

The word “Ane” means “elephant,” and the word “Gudde” means “hillock.” Parashurama, a wise man from the past, gave this area its name, Parashurama Shishti.

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Temple Legend

The place’s name, Kumbhasi, comes from a story from mythology. It’s a story about a demon named Kumbhasura who used to live in this area. People say that once, sage Agastya was here making a yagya, a sacrifice for the good of this area and the people who live here. But the demon Kumbhasura was angry about how the ritual was done because it would hurt him. So, he started to bother the wise people and make it hard for the sacrifice to go smoothly so that it couldn’t be done.

The famous Pandava brother Bheem, a strong warrior, came to their rescue. He prayed to Lord Ganesha here, got a strong sword, fought the demon with it, and killed him in the end. Sages and people were all very happy and started to thank Vinayaka for his great help by saying prayers.

The Yagya could also be done well, and as a result, there was well-being and prosperity for everyone in this area. So, this place became known as Kumbhasi, and Vinayaka became known as the great giver.

Temple History

Lord Ganesh’s devoted follower Vishweshwara Upadhyaya lived here. One night, he dreamed of a Brahmin child who told him he was hungry. The Vatu took Upadhyaya with him and went away near a stone in Nagachala. He was surprised by this strange dream, so the next day he went looking for the place where the Brahmin boy had gone in his dream. This was his usual route, which led to a pond where he bathed, got holy water for Abhishekam, and picked flowers to give to Lord Ganesha.

Soon, he found the same granite rock he had seen in his dream. It was covered with wildflowers, which made it look like it was from heaven. Upadhyaya was so moved by what he saw that he quickly took a bath in a nearby pond, worshipped the God, and gave him flowers and fruit. He kept doing that for a long time. One day, he saw a cow standing with her udder open, pouring milk onto God. After this happened, his devotion to God didn’t change, and he worshipped God even more. People gave Upadhyaya land; on that land, a straw hut was built so he could keep worshipping him.

Temple Architecture

Lord Ganesha is represented by a swayambhu idol in the Anegudde temple on a small hillock. He has silver armor on and is in the standing position with varada hasta to grant wishes. The walls of the shrine are covered with pictures from the Bhargava Purana. Suryanarayana, Channakeshava, and Lakshminarayana all have shrines nearby. In 1985, the old Temple was remodeled to include a dining hall, guest house, dormitory, and other rooms.

Darshan Timing

The Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Temple is open from 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM.

Darsan Dresscode

Followers are advised to dress cleanly and modestly.

Local Culture

Udupi district in Karnataka is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. It is known for its beautiful beaches, ancient temples, and delicious cuisine. The region is also home to several important educational institutions that attract students from all over India.

The cuisine of Udupi has been an integral part of the culture for ages. Ingredients like coconut, rice, and spices are used extensively to prepare local dishes. Regional delicacies like dosa, idli, sambar, and rasam are particularly famous among food lovers worldwide. Udupi is also well-known for its various temples dedicated to different deities, such as Lord Krishna, Mahalasa Narayani, and Sri Ananteshwar Temple.

How to reach Temple

Anegudde is in the Udupi district of the state of Karnataka. The town of Udupi is about 30 km away, and Kundapur, the next town over, is about 9 km away. This Kundapur is near many other stations that can be reached by train. The closest city is Mangalore, 96 km away, and can be reached by plane, train, or bus. Some people take the train to Kundapur and then drive to Anegudde, but many others drive straight from Mangalore to the Temple.

Distance Between Major Locations

  • From Udupi: Temple is 31.1 kilometers away
  • From Murudeshwar: Temple is 73.4 kilometers away
  • From Kollur: Temple is 44.2 kilometers away

Location Map

Nearest Facilities

Nearest RestaurantNearest HotelNearest Medical StoreNearest ATM
Sahu Restaurant (350 m)Fortune Village Hotel (750 m)Sri Krishna Medicals (1.7 KM)Karnataka Bank ATM (69 m)
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