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Polali Rajarajeshwari Amma Temple Timings, History, Pooja

Polali Rajarajeshwari Amma Temple is located in Polali on the banks of the river Phalguni in Kariyangala village of Bantwal taluk, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. The temple is surrounded by lush paddy fields. The Phalguni River flows from the north side of the temple. The nearest city to the temple is Mangalore at 19 km. The temple’s primary deity is Shri Raja Rajeshwari Amma. In ancient times, the goddess was known as Porala and the place was known as Pural. Polali Rajarajeshwari Amma temple has been mentioned in various epigraphs and ancient documents.

Puranas says, the great flood of 1446 devastated the entire area of Polali, including the palaces, leaving only the sanctum sanctorum of the temple intact. It is said to be of very ancient origin. It seems to find various mentions from the dawn of the Christian era. Shastri points out that since the temple is mentioned in the Markandeya Purana, its origin dates back 5,000 years. It is also noted that the Chinese traveler, Fayian, who traveled through India in the 6th century AD, wrote that “in all of Hindustan I did not come across such a powerful image (Murti) of a deity. The clay statue of the deity at Polali, measuring 9 feet tall, is said to be the tallest in India.

Sri Rajarajeshwari is also known as Goddess Sri Lalita Tripurasundari, is completely moulded from clay with special medicinal properties. The Polali Chendu festival is a major festive event where football is played to represent the triumph of good over evil.Polali Rajarajeshwari Amma Temple

Shree Kshethra Rajarajeswari Temple Timings:

Morning: 8.30 AM to 12.30 PM
Evening: 5.00 AM to 8.30 PM

Polali Rajarajeswari Temple Temple Pooja:

8.30 AM – Morning Pooja
12.30 PM – Noon Maha Pooja
8.30 PM – Night Pooja.

Polali Rajarajeshwari Amma Temple History:

In ancient times, Suratha Maharaj ruled this area. He fought with a tribe of hunters called Kolavidvanshi and Suratha was defeated. He surrendered and retired to the safety of his palace. Aware of the weakness of the king, his ministers take control of the army and the administration. Sensing the danger to his life, Suratha fled into the forest. There he went to Rishi Sumedha Maharshi ashram. The king explained his situation to the rishi. The rishi offered to host him in the ashram. But, the king continued to worry about what he had lost and left behind.

A Vaisha named Samadhi also came to the Rishi’s Ashram. He was rich; But he was kicked out of the house by his family, who resented his fortune. Like the king, the Vaisha also remembered and worrying about his family. They both didn’t understand why they were worried about those who had rejected them. The rishi guides them to know their real situation and tells them that this is the impact of Adimahamaye. They ask the rishi to enlighten them on this deity. A long story followed at the end of which the rishi advised the two to go to the Devi who he said would save and bless them. He also gave them a mantra to recite.

The king and the Vaisha went to the nearby river, made clay images of the Rajarajeswari Devi and other companions and installed them chanting the given mantra, from Namodeviya Mahadevia and began to worship. Then the two began the Tapasya continuously for three years. This made Devi happy who appeared before them and offered to give them the blessing of their wish.

The king asked for a kingdom in his next life that would be invincible to others. As for this life, he asked for his lost kingdom to be returned to him. The Vaishas did not want worldly riches, only moksha. These favors were granted quickly. The Vaisha undertakes a long pilgrimage and, in due time, reaches moksha. As for the king, his ministers approached him, begging him to become king again and informing him that they had already defeated the enemies.

Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple Seva List:

  • Hoovina Pooja
  • Kumkumarchana
  • Pancha kajjaya
  • Lalita Sahasranama
  • Ganesha Sahasranama
  • Subramanya Sahasranama
  • Kaali Sahasranama
  • Saundarya Lahari
  • Durga Namaskara Puja
  • Devi Khadgamala Archana
  • Gayatri Pooja
  • Astothara
  • Trishati Archana
  • Bala Vimshathi Archane
  • Devi Mahatme Parayana,
  • Kaarthi Pooja
  • Yantra Shiddi
  • Yantra Bandhana
  • Saree Offering
  • sarvalankara pooja
  • Karpur Aarti
  • Satyanarayanã Puja
  • Tripura Sundari
  • Navavaranag
  • Khadgamala (Khadgamala )
  • Light, Heavy Vaahan Pooja

Polali Amma Temple Bank Details:

Account Number: 70930100001794
Bank Name: Bank of Baroda
IFSC Code: BARB0VJPOLA
Branch: Polali Branch
A/c Type: Savings Bank Account

Polali Rajarajeshwari Amma Temple Address:

Polali,
Kariyangala village,
Bantwal taluk,
Dakshina Kannada,
Karnataka – 574219.

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