Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple Timings:
Temple Timings: 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Darshan Timings: 5:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple Time / Rituals:
4.00 A.M – Every morning the sanctum is cleaned up and the morning Abhisheka is performed.
5.30 A.M – The sanctum is opened for the devotees for Darshana
5.30 A.M – Morning worship takes place. Only at that time the Udbhava Linga (the sprung-up phallus) and the Mollabimba (the original idol fixed to the pedestal and worshipped daily) are accessible to the devotees for Darshana.
10.30 A.M – The midday Abhisheka takes place. That is followed by the ritual decoration of the idol consummating in the Mahapooja (midday worship)
12.30 P.M – Mahapooja
7.30 P.M – At seven the Pradosha Pooja (the worship at dusk) is performed. Then follows a series of rituals: Kukumarchana, Sahasranama, Durganamaskara, Hoovinapooja (flower worship), service by devotees and finally the Mahapooja.
8.30 P.M – Nine Rangapooja (a worship characterized by the lighting of small oil lams arranged in rows) is solemnized.
10.00 P.M – The shrine is closed for the day.
About Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple:
For the Hindus in Dakshina Kannada, the sacred place Kateel located at a distance of 29 K.M. from Mangalore city, is of great importance. Shree Durga Parameshwari temple of Kateel is situated in the middle of the sacred river in the background of scenic beauty and captivating greeneries. The scene of flowing water in the river embracing around the lower layer of the temple creates overwhelming emotions in the minds of devotees. On entering through the main entrance, there is a big symbolic rock on the left side, which is known as Goddess Rakteshwari. Puja is performed to Goddess Rakteshwari every day and devotees offer coconut to the Goddess on every Sankramana. There is also a shrine dedicated to Goddess Chamundi, a form of Goddess Durga.
All devotees and visitors of the temple are served free meals at noon and night every day. Devotees eat these meals with deep devotion and they consider it as a blessing of Goddess Shree Durga Parameshwari. The Goddess is fond of dance and music, and hence there is a team of artists committed exclusively for performing cultural activity of a folk play Yakshagana, portraying the miraculous power and grace of the Goddess.
Sevas in Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple:
1) Karthi Pooja
2) Hoovina Pooja
7) Sahasranama archane
8) Panchamrth Abhisheka
11) Alankara Pooja
12) Maha Pooja
13) Serva Seva
14) Ranga pooja
16) Laddu Prasada
17) Samooha Seve
18) Trimadhura Neivedya
19) Teertha Bottle
22) Hoo Prashne
23) Ksheera Payasa
24) Rathahoovina Pooja (Festival Time only)
25) Annadna Seva
26) Maha Annadana Seva
27) Chinnadapallaki Utsava
28) Swarna Rathaotsava
Kateel Durgaparameshwari Annadana Timings Except on holidays:
After Noon from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Night 8.30 pm to 10.00 pm.
Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple Deities:
2) Shrine of Brahma
Festivals and Poojas in Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple:
1) Annual Festival for eight days from Mesha Sankranthi
3) Chamundi Bhoga
4) Hatthanadhi Festival
5) Nagara Panchami
6) Simha Sankramana
7) Sowra Rigupakarma
8) Shri Krishna Janmashtamai
9) Kadiru Habba – Navanna
10) Shri Ganesha Chathurthi
14) Tulasi Pooja
Kateel Durga Parmeshwari Temple Dress Code:
There is no strict dress code in Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple but it is recommended to wear decent clothes to the Temple. Shorts, Bathing wear, and miniskirts are not allowed inside the Temple. Material made of animal skin are not allowed inside the temple premises.
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple Donations:
SB A/c No. 1114 0101 0000 020
Syndicate Bank, Kinnigoli
SB A/c No. 0136 2200 0000 15
Canara Bank, Kinnigoli
SB A/c No. 0635 1010 62681
Karnataka Bank, Aikala
SB A/c No. 0122 5001 0021 1901
How to reach Kateel Temple:
By Rail: Mangalore Railway Station is 26 Km, Surathkal Railway Station is 20 Km and Mulki Railway Station is 14 Km from the Temple.
By Air: Mangalore International Airport just 10 Kms from the Temple.
By Road: Mangalore to Bajpe to Kateel 26 Km.
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple Address:
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple,
Dakshina Kannada District.
Karnataka – 574 148.
Phone: +91 824 2200361 / 2200591
Fax : +91 824 2200561
Heriditary Trustee : Dr. Ravindranath Poonja, Phone: 9444077147
Heriditary Trustee & Heriditary Archaka : Sri K. Vasudeva Asranna Phone: 9448902465
Manager : Vijayakumar Shetty Phone: 9480346497