sri rajarajeshwari

Hindu temples in Dakshina Kannada district. An image of the deity, 5 to 6 feet in height, with red rubies for eyes were present on the highest of the platforms. This page was last edited on 7 April , at The daily poojas include the morning pooja, which is conducted at 8. The place where the temple was located was known as Pural in ancient times. During the festival the idol of the temple deity is placed on a circular crown called Prabhavathi , which is beautifully decorated for the purpose.

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The daily poojas include the morning pooja, which is conducted at 8. In several ancient epigraphs and records, the main deity of the temple was referred to as Porala Devi. The roofs of other sections of the temple like the Dhwajastambhathe Garbagriha and the Pillar of lights are covered in copper plates. The game historically represents the fight of good over evil and the car festival at the end of the games are said to represent the victory of the good over the evil.

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The Chendu rajarzjeshwari is followed by the annual festival in March, which lasts for a month and is attended by people from all over the world. The temple was constructed in the 8th century AD by King Suratha and has been developed by many dynasties which ruled over the region. The region surrounding the temple were ruled by many dynasties including Kadamba, Chalukya, Alupa, Rashtrakoota, Hoisala, Vijayanagara, Ikkeri, Mysore etc.

On the 4th day of the rjarajeshwari, the idol is placed on Simhasana Kattea platform approximately metres from the temple and a special pooja is performed.

The idol of Shri Rajarajeshwari is completely moulded from clay with special medicinal properties. The objective of the game is to get the ball to the opposition’s side. The soil rajraajeshwari for coating was prepared hundreds of years ago and not prepared freshly on each occasion.

— The Official Website of the Sri Rajarajeswari Peetam

Most of these dynasties spent a lot of resources on this temple and donated agricultural lands for the benefit of the temple. Polali Chendu festival is an important festive event where football is played rajarajeshwaei represent the fight of good over evil. Records written by Abdul Razzak in suggest that the temple was initially built from molten brass.

On the evening of the first day of the family, the cobbler family place the ball and a palm leaf umbrella on the gopuram sdi the temple. In later years, Queen Chennammaji of Keladi is reported to have visited the temple and gifted the temple with a grand chariot.

The word Pural or Purel also has the meaning of changing sideswhich may also apply in this case as the river takes an abrubt turn near the temple. Annual festivals are held in the temple with much fanfare. After offering prayers to the deity, the ball is taken to the football field and the game is commenced. During the festival the idol of the temple deity is placed on a circular crown called Prabhavathiwhich is beautifully decorated for the purpose. Poojas are conducted on rajaarajeshwari daily basis and during special occasions.


The temple rajarajeshwar Hindu architecture with roofs adorned with wooden carvings of gods and copper plates. The temple has been rajaraejshwari to in many ancient inscriptions, including the Markandeya PuranaAshoka inscriptions and travel accounts of ancient travellers. Hindu Rajarajeshwsri in Karnataka. Kings from the Alupa dynasty, which ruled the region around AD to AD were particularly noted to have contributed to the development of the temple and to have encouraged the worship of Shri Rajarajeshwari in the region.

The festival lasts for one month. An annual festival is celebrated at the temple during the month of March.

Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple

The Phalguni river flows on the northern side of the temple. Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple during festival. The temple is located in Polali on the banks of the river Phalguni in Kariyangala village of Bantwal talukDakshina KannadaKarnataka. The primary deity of the temple is Shri Rajarajeshwari.