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SRI VENKATARAMANA TEMPLE , MULKY

SRI VENKATARAMANA TEMPLE , MULKY

IN OUR MODEST EFFORT TO PROVIDE THE DETAILS OF THE LEGENDARY TEMPLES OF OUR COMMUNITY WHICH STAND AS TESTIMONY FOR THE GREAT PATH OF DEVOTION AND TEMPLECENTRIC LIFE OUR ANCESTORS LED FOR INVOKING THE GRACE OF LORD, HERE IS A BRIEF HISTORY OF MULKY SRI VENKATARAMANA TEMPLE THE HOLY TEMPLE OF MULKI SRI VENKATARAMANA IS VISITED BY ALMOST EVERY GSB HOUSEHOLD OF CANARA DISTRICTS. MULKI TOWN LOCATED BETEEN MANGALORE AND UDUPI CLOSE TO THE HIGHWAY IS TRADTIONALLY CALLED AS VOLA LANKA. THIS TEMPLE WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE YEAR 1260 A.D. BY SRI SOIRA VITTALA BHAT, AN ASTOLOGER, UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF LOCAL JAIN KING CALLES SAVANTH. ORIGINALLY IT WAS A LORD VITTALA SHRINE. LEGENDS SAY THAT LATER DURING POLITICAL DISTUBANCES THE PEOPLE OF KARKALA BROUGHT THEIR DEITY, LORD VENKATARAMANA, FOR SAFE KEEPING. ON RETURN OF NORMALCY, WHEN THE DEVOTEES WANTED TO TAKE BACK THE DEITY, LORD APPEARED IN THE DREAM OF DEVOTEE AND EXPRESSED HIS DESIRE TO STAY BACK AT MULKI AND ALSO ASSURED THAT THE DEVOTEES OF KARKAL WILL GET A SIMILAR DEITY FROM A SANYASI , WHICH LATER CAME TRUE. THUS IT BECAME SRI VENKATARAMANA TEMPLE. THE TEMPLE HAS THE SHRINES OF HANUMANTHA, GARUDA , SRI MAHALAKSHMI AND SRI GANAPATHI AS PARIVARA DEVATHAS WITHIN THE PARIKRAMA. LORD NARASIMHA: SHRI VIJAYINDRA THIRTHA SWAMIJI, WHO INTITIATED THE LINIAGE OF SRI KASHI MATH SAMSTHAN, CAME IN POSSESSION OF A UGRA NARASIMHA IDOL WHICH HE INTENDED TO WORSHIP. BUT LORD APPEARED IN THEIR DREAM AND ORDAINED THAT HE BE TAKEN AND INSTALLED AT VOLA LANKA WHERE HE WILL REMAIN CALM AND BLESS ALL THE DEVOTEED WHO COME INTO HIS FOLD. ACCORDINGLY SWAMIJI STARTED THEIR JOURNEY FROM KERALA AND REACHED PADUPANAMBUR ABOUT AND HOURS WALK FROM MULKI. AS DUSK WAS SETTING IN SWAMIJI”S ENTOURAGE APPROACHED THE LOCAL JAIN KING SAWANT FOR TORCHES ( SOODI) TO CONTINUE THE JOURNEY WHICH THE KING SURPRISINGLY REFUSED. Shri Swamiji with a smile said, "When the very Lord who gives light to all the three worlds is with us why should we worry? Let's continue the journey." IT IS SAID THAT EVEN BEFORE THE ENTOURAGE CROSSED THE BOUNDARY OF PADUPANAMBUR , THE PALACE ROOF CAUGHT FIRE AND THE BLAZE WAS SO BIG THAT THE SWAMIJI COULD FINISH THEIR JOURNEY IN THE GLARE OF THE FIRE BALL. ON MARGASHIRA POORNIMA OF THE YEAR 1569 LORD NARASIMHA WAS INSTALLED BY SWAMIJI IN THE TEMPLE. FURTHER , WHEN THE KING WANTED TO REBUILD THE PALACE, WHEREVER HE CUT THE TREE FOR TIMBER IT WAS FULL OF CHARCOAL. THE ASTROLOGERS OF THE SAWANT TOLD HIM THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE WRATH OF LORD NARASIMHA AND HE BETTER PRAY BEFORE HIM. ACCORDINGLY, HE VISITED THE TEMPLE AND SOUGHT A FAVOUR OF THE DEITY VISITING HIS PALACE AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR AND ACCORDINGLY EVEN TODAY ON VANA BHOJANA DAY, THE LORD”S PALLAKI TRAVELS OVER 10 MILES ON EACH DIRECTION LATE AT NIGHT , RECEIVES THE PRAYERS FROM THE FAMILY BLESSES THEM AND RETURNS. THUS TODAY, LORD VITTALA, LORD VENKATARAMANA, LORD UGRA NARASIMHA ARE WORSHIPPED WITH SHRI BINDHU MADHAVA AS THE UTSAVA MOORTHY. MULKY PRATHISTHA POORNIMA: THIS IS AN UNFOREGETABLE DAY IN GSB CALANDER AS ON THAT DAY LORD UGRA NARASIMHA IS TAKEN OUT AND KEPT IN THE MIDDLE CHAMBER OF THE GARBHA GRIHA AND ON THAT DAY MORE THAN 25,000 TENDER COCONUTS ABHISHEKAM IS OFFERED BY THE DEVOTEES WHO THRONG THE TEMPLE IN THOUSANDS. THE BHOJAN PRASAD OF THE DAY IS NEVER MISSED AND THE GRAND RATHOTHSAVM WITH FASCINATING FIRE WORKS THAT NIGHT IS EAGERLY AWAITED EVENT EVERY YEAR. DARSHANA (ORACLE) SEVA: THE DARSHANA SEVA OF THE TEMPLE HAVING A RECORD OF MORE THAN 220 YEARS IS PERFORMED BY THE PHALIMAR NAYAK FAMILY AN OFF SHOOT OF THE GUJJADI NAYAK FAMILY. HELD ON EVERY WEDNWSDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, THE DEVOTEES ARE GIVEN REMEDIES BY THE ORACLE FOR THEIR PROBLEMS BEFORE THE LORD. SANYASA DEEKSHA OF SRI SUDHIUNDRA THIRTHA SWAMIJI: IN THE YEAR 1944 SRI SUKRATHINDRA THIRTHA SWAMIJI INTITIATED SANYASA DEEKSHA TO OUR BELOVED GURUDEV SRI SUDHINDRA THIRTHA SWAMIJI AT MULKY ON THE BANKS OF RIVER SHAMBHAVI. IT WAS AN EPIC EVENT WHICH IS REMEMBERED EVEN TODAY BY THE ELDERS OF OUR COMMUNITY WITH OWE AND DEVOTION.
Navati Celebrations

Navati Celebrations

Tirupathi Shri Kashi Math Inaugration

Tirupathi Shri Kashi Math Inaugration

Bhajan Nrithyothsava

Bhajan Nrithyothsava


GSMV Celebrates International Women

GSMV Celebrates International Women

Gowda Saraswath Mahila Vrinda, Bangalore Celebrated International Women's Day on Saturday, 8th March 2014 at Shri Kashi Math, Malleshwaram.
Digvijaya Mahotsava

Digvijaya Mahotsava

Vishnu Maahatme

Vishnu Maahatme

Vishnu Maahatme - A drama by small children of our GSS Samaj was held on 17th November 2013 at Bangalore Shri Kashimath.
 Shri Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam

Shri Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam


Sharada at Shri Kashi Math Bangalore

Sharada at Shri Kashi Math Bangalore

Shree Anantha Vritha & Seemollanghana

Shree Anantha Vritha & Seemollanghana

Sri Anantha Chaturdashi Vrita Pooja was held on Wednesday|18th September 2013 at Shri Kashi Math Bangalore.
Bhajana Sapthaha Mangala

Bhajana Sapthaha Mangala

Ganesh Chaturthi at Sri Kashimath Bangalore

Ganesh Chaturthi at Sri Kashimath Bangalore


GSS Samaj Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund Raising Event

GSS Samaj Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund Raising Event

New Tulasi Pratishta

New Tulasi Pratishta

Swarna Garuda Vahana Pooja, Gurugunagana.

Swarna Garuda Vahana Pooja, Gurugunagana.

Horekanike Samarpane & Ashirvachana

Horekanike Samarpane & Ashirvachana


12th Chaturmas Vrita of H.H. Shrimath Samyamindra Thirtha Swamiji

12th Chaturmas Vrita of H.H. Shrimath Samyamindra Thirtha Swamiji

As ordered by our Revered Gurudev H.H. Shrimath Sudhindra Thirtha Swamiji (Mathadhipati of Shree Kashi Math Samsthan), their Paramapriya Patta-Shishya H.H Shrimath Samyamindra Thirtha Swamiji will be observing their 12th Chaturmas Vrita in Vijaya Nama Samvatsara at Bangalore Shri Kashi Math.
Shree Parthasarathy Pratishta Vardanthi 07.07.13

Shree Parthasarathy Pratishta Vardanthi 07.07.13

32nd Annual General Body Meeting

32nd Annual General Body Meeting

The 32nd Annual General Body Meeting of Gowda Saraswath Sevak Samaj was held on 30th June 2013, Sunday at Bangalore Shri Kashi Math.
Gowda Saraswath Mahila Vrinda Silver Jubilee Celebration

Gowda Saraswath Mahila Vrinda Silver Jubilee Celebration

Gowda Saraswath Mahila Vrinda's Silver Jubilee Celebrations, held on 2nd and 3rd of March, 2013 at Sri Kashi Mutt, B'lore was a huge success with packed halls during all 6 sessions conducted on 2 days.

Rangavaibhava

Rangavaibhava

Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy Mangalore in association with Gowda Saraswath Sevak Samaj Malleshwaram Bangalore organized “Rangavaibhava” two days Konkani Drama Festival at Bangalore Sri Kashi Math, 19th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore on 19th and 20th of January 2013.
Punyathithi of Sri Bhuvanendra Thirtha

Punyathithi of Sri Bhuvanendra Thirtha

Bangalore Shri Kashi Math celebrated 126th Punyathithi Aradhana of Srimad Bhuvanendra Thirtha Swamiji in a befitting manner with nearly 200 devotees. Bhajans and pooja followed by Guruguna Gana marked the event. Sri K Narayana Shenoy, Sudhish Pai, V.M.Pai, Smt. Malathi Nayak and Girish Prabhu talked vividly on the life and times of Sri Bhuvanendra Thitha Swamiji.
Computer Training Inauguration

Computer Training Inauguration

Some photos from the inaugural function of our Computer training for the weaker sections. Our Samaj through its GSSS Charity Foundation is providing free employment oriented computer training for deserving candidates.
Saxo Flute Jugal Bandhi Concert

Saxo Flute Jugal Bandhi Concert

Saxo Flute Jugal Bandhi Concert by Dr. Kadri Gopalnath and Pandit Pravin Godkhindi was held at Chowdaiah Memorial hall in aid of students fund for GSSS Charitable Foundation.

Rangamanthana

Rangamanthana

A workshop "Rangamanthana" on Konkani language and drama was organized as part of the Konkani Drama Festival at Bangalore Sri Kashi Math, 19th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore on 20th January 2013. People in the field of Konkani language and drama participated in the event in large numbers.
Inauguration Ceremony of gsssamaj.org

Inauguration Ceremony of gsssamaj.org

The inauguration ceremony of gsssamaj.org website was held at Shri Kashi Math,Malleshwaram on 15th December 2012 by Sri H.S. Upendra Kamath, Chairman & Managing Director, Vijaya Bank.
Annual Samoohika Sri Satyanarayana Pooja

Annual Samoohika Sri Satyanarayana Pooja

Gowda Saraswath Sevak Samaj Malleshwaram Bangalore had organized Annual Samoohika Sri Sathyanarayana Pooja on 30th December 2012 at Bangalore Sri Kashi Math.