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Sirsi Sri Marikamba Temple Timings, Pooja

Sirsi Sri Marikamba Temple is situated in the northern part of the state of Karnataka is a famous Devi temple highly regarded by the devotees of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The famous Shri Marikamba Fair is held every alternate year when millions of devotees from remote parts of the country gather at Sirsi because it is considered to be the most auspicious time for Devi Darshan.

The idol of Devi at Sri Marikamba Temple is of huge size at about seven feet tall and is the biggest idol and temple dedicated to Marikamba in the state of Karnataka. The temple was built in the year 1689. People of Northern Kannada and Southern Kannada districts consider Goddess Marikamba as their chief goddess of worship as well as their family deity. They believe that Devi will destroy all evil forces and protect them from natural disasters.

Sirsi Marikamba

Sri Marikamba Temple at Sirsi is situated in a picturesque location surrounded by hills, forests and waterfalls that attract a number of devotees. Sirsi is at an altitude of 2500 feet above sea level and ensures a wonderful climate at all times. Devotees visit this temple to get married to a Person of a Girl’s Choice and for Healthy & Longevity of Husband.

A colorful fair is organized every alternative year. The tradition of the fair has been continued for hundreds of years. Lakhs of devotees from different parts of the country attend this historical fair and seek the divine blessings of the Goddess.

Sirsi Sri Marikamba Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Seva Timings: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Annadana Timings: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Sirsi Marikamba Temple History:

As per the story, Asadi from Sirsi also named Basava used to attend the Chandragutti fair at the neighboring village. While attending the fair during one of the years along with his friends he was troubled by some people there in the Chandragutti fair. This really hurt Basava and his other friends too. The other year he did not go to the fair but continued praying from his village Sirsi. One fine night he saw a dream and heard a female voice saying I’m a goddess and being there at the village tank, take me up Basava narrated this dream to the head person and other people of his village. The villagers decided to find out the reality and they gathered at the tank of the village.

The head man had threatened Basava if his dream turns out to be false then he’ll have to face dire consequences. Basava started going rounds nearby the tank and chanted goddess’s name. Suddenly a box emerged from the tank and everyone was surprised and stunned to find out parts of the deity. The different parts of the deity were assembled together and since then Sirsi Devi has been prayed and idolized. It is also said that it is just a coincidence that the finding of the box in the tank and Basavas dream took place at the same time. However, no one can deny the fact that the appearance of the box in the tank itself is nothing short of a miracle and since then many small miraculous events have taken place in the village.

Ganapati Sevas:

Mangalarati with Hannukaayi
Kumkuma Archane
Panchakajjaya (During Sankashti) for 1 pack
Panchamrutha Abhisheka
Sindhoorarchane Ashtoththara Pooja
Maha Pooja
Deepotsava Pooja
Satyaganapathi Pooja
Karthika Pooja donation
Chandana Abhisheka
Ashtoththara Dhoovarchane
Sahasra Namarchane
Modaka Pooja
Vinayaka Shanthi

Triambaka - Vithoba - Maruti

Maruti Sevas:

Mangalarathi with Hannukaayi
Naivedya Prasada
Panchamrutha Abhisheka
Karthika pooja donation
Nanda Deeya per day
Ekadasha Rudrabhisheka
Shani Japa (108)
Kumkuma lepana (Enne Anjaneya) Special pooja
Sathyanarayana Katha
Shani Japa(1001)
Deepotsava pooja
Shani Katha (performed at any temple)
Shani Shanthi

Triambaka Sevas:

Mangalarathi with Hannukaayi
Naivedya Prasada
Navagraha Pooja
Panchamrutha Abhisheka
Karthika Pooja Donation
Ekadasha Rudrabhisheka
Alankara Pooja
Pradosha pooja (varada shankara katha)
Deepotsava pooja
Mruthyunjaya Shanthi
Navagraha Shanthi

Bhootraj Ganapathi

Vithoba Sevas:

Mangalarathi with Hannukaayi
Ashtoththara Kumkumarchane
Panchamrutha Abhisheka
Ekadasha Rudrabhisheka
Vishnu Sookthabhisheka
Shri Purusha Sooktha Abhisheka
Tulasi Archane
Lakshmi Narayana Hrudaya Parayana
Karthika Pooja
Sathyanarayana Katha

Bhootaraj Sevas:

Mangalarathi with Hannukaayi
Koli Bhandara
Kuri Bhandara
Special Pooja

Interesting Places Near Marikamba Temple:

Banavasi 21 km
Sonda 20 km
Sahasralinga 18 km
Manjaguni 26 km
Yana 46 km
Gokarna 85 km
Idagunji 95 km
Murudeshwara 105 km
Chandragutti 45 km
Jog Falls 56 km
Unchalli Falls 33 km
Magod Falls 57 km
Shivaganga Falls 45 km
Sathoddi Falls 60 km
Ulavi 160 km

How to Reach Sirsi Marikamba Temple:

By Air:
The Nearest Airport to Sirsi Marikamba Temple is Hubli Airport. The Sirsi Marikamba Temple is 113 Kms from Hubli Airport. There are regular flights from all metro cities in India to Hubli Airport. Private taxis are available outside the airport till the required destination.

By Rail:
Talguppa Railway Station is the Nearest Railway Station to Sirsi Marikamba Temple. The Distance between Talguppa Railway Station to Marikamba Temple is 19 Kms.

By Road:
Devotees can also reach Marikamba Temple also by road & by car. Direct buses are available to the temple from Bangalore and Mysore. KPSRTC runs buses to Marikamba Temple from other cities of Karnataka.

Sirsi Sri Marikamba Temple Address:

State Highway 77,
Uttara Kannada,
Karnataka – 581402.

Contact Number: 083842 26360
Sirsi Marikamba Temple


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