Author: Swami AtmashraddhanandaPublisher: Sri Ramakrishna MathYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 130ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178836157
The western Ghats are a mountain range along the western side of India. These mountains are notable for their rich verdant cover, spectacular valleys and rushing rivers. Western Ghats also enshrine several reputed and ancient temples where millions of devotees offer their worship every year. While the western Ghats are spread over several Indian states of Karnataka. This travelogue provides a brief history of some of the centres of pilgrimage along with a description of their spiritual, cultural and architectural features. This book introduces the readers to India’s living spiritual tradition enshrined in these temples.in this book we will describe our pilgrimage to one such part of India-the Western Ghats in Karnataka-and the remarkable experience that attended our pilgrimage.The Western GhatsLet us first know something about Western Ghats. The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri Mountains, is a mountain range along the western side of India. It runs approximately 1600 km through the states of Maharashtra, Goa Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ending at Kanyakumari, at the southern tip of India. About sixty percent of the Western Ghats are located in the state of Karnataka.
ContentsPublisher NoteA Pilgrimage to Western Ghats Temples In KarnatakaThe Land of PilgrimageThe Western GhatsThe PilgrimageHelebeduBelurShravanabelagolaInto Malenadu, the ‘land of rains’Annapurna Temple, HorrnaduKalasaTowards SringeriLegend of SringeriShankara Math, SringeriNarasimhavanam and Other PlacesKigga-the Temple of RishyashringaAgumbe GhatThe temple of Mookambika at Kollur A Visit to KudajadriTowards UdupiAn Ancient Place The Krishna templeA visit to Pajaka Kshetra Mangalore CityMangala Devi TempleRamakrishna AshramaRajarajeshwari Temple, PolaliTowards DharmasthalaDhamasthala: A Brief HistoryThe TempleThe Statue of BahubaliAnnapurna, the KitchenTwo MuseumsMeeting the DharmadhikariTowards GokarnaIdagunji GaneshaThe LegendMurudeshwaraGokarnaConclusionReferences