Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Kateel
About Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari
80 kms away from Kundapur, on the banks of the river Nandini there is a famous temple dedicated to Durga Parameshwari. Kateel is considered as one of the holiest temple towns of HinduismDevi Durga, who is a Swayambu Linga (self-manifested),is covered with gold. Also installed in the sanctum is an awe inspiring image of the Goddess in sitting posture holding Shanku and Chakra.Entry in the temple is through Dwajasthamba Mandapa.
Yakshagana dashavathara mela which was started as an offering to the goddess is celebrated all over with great joy and enthusiasm. During dussera, navaratri and other annual celebrations several sacred rituals like, Chandika havana, thula bhaara, veda parayana, hari kathas etc are performed. Annual festival, Laksha Deepothsava, Sharannavarathri, Yakshagaana, and Navratri are celebrated . Thousands of devotees flock to the temple to seek blessings from Durga Maheshwari.
By Air: The Airport at Bajpe, just 16 kms from Mangalore city. Major airways services are operational.
By Rail: The Konkan Railways from and to Mumbai, Kerala-Mangalore Railways and Bangalore-Hassan-Mangalore Railways are the major railway services here. The Railway station Mangalore central is about 26 Km which is in the heart of Mangalore city,Surathkal is about 20 Km,Mulki is about 14 Km.
- Hotel sai suraj international.
- Hotel sadanand.
- Hotel Maharaja
- Pilikula biological park.
- Panambur beach.
- Kadri park.
- Laksha dipotsva.
- Navaratri puja.
- Simha Sankramana.
- Temple is open for Darshan from 6 A.M. to 9.30 P.M.
- Prathabisheka and Darshan 6.00 A.M.
- Maha Pooja (Afternoon) 12.30 noon to 1.00P.M.
- Maha Pooja (Night) 7.30 P.M. to 8.00 P.M.
- Prasadam (Afternoon: free meals)12.30P.M.&2.30P.M.
- Prasadam (Night: free meals) 8.30 P.M. & 9.30 P.M.