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Kateel

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The Name KATEEL: The word 'Kati' which means 'center' (between the 'Kanakagiri', birthplace of river Nandini and the end) and 'lla' which means 'area'. Thus the place is called 'Kati + lla' = Kateel.
Kateel or Kateelu is a temple town in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India. It is about 29 kilometers away from Mangalore and is considered one of the holiest temple towns in Hinduism. The main attraction of the town is the temple of Sri Durga Parameshwari.
The holy temple is situated on an islet in the middle of the sacred river Nandini amidst panoramic scenes and fascinating greenery. Thousands of devotees visit Kateel every day to seek blessings from goddess Durga Parameshwari.

Kateel (also known as Kateelu) is a temple town located at a distance of 29 km from Mangalore city in Dakshina Kannada district. This sacred place is surrounded by panoramic scenes and attractive greeneries.

This temple at Kateel is dedicated to Goddess Durga Parameshwari, also known as Bhramari. The holy temple is situated in the middle of the river Nandini. Thousands of devotees visit Sri Durga Parameshwari temple at Kateel every day to seek blessings from goddess Durga Parameshwari.

Location info:

Address:Postal Address:
Shree Durga Parameshwari Temple
Kateel, Mangalore Taluk
Dakshina Kannada District
Pin Code - 574148
Phone: 0824-2200361/2200591/2200561
District:Dakshina Kannada
Nearest City:Mangalore
Best time to visit:

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History:

There is a story behind this spiritual place. A severe drought once hit this place and it did not rain for years. Even Brahmins were forced to eat meat and people were on the verge of giving up their principles. The great Sage Jabali was disturbed by this situation. Through his 'Jnana Drishti' (divine vision), Jabali realized the root cause of all this. He found that Arunasura, the 'rakshasa', who had escaped from death and fled when Goddess Durga killed Shambasura, had increased his life span by following the teachings of his Guru. He had forcefully stopped people from performing any yagas or yajnas as a revenge against the 'devas', and this has resulted in drought and scarcity for years.

Jabali wanted to put an end to human sufferings and decided to perform a yajna to please the devas. He requested Devendra to permit him to take Kamadhenu, the holy cow, for the yajna. Devendra asked Jabali to take Kamadhenu's daughter Nandini instead. Nandini refused to accompany Jabali to earth since evil was predominant there. After a lot of arguments, Jabali, in his anger, cursed that she be born as a river on earth. Realizing her mistake, Nandini prayed for mercy. Relenting, Jabali advised her to pray to Goddess Durga to redeem her from the curse, Nandini appealed to Goddess Durga who appeared to her and informed her that though Nandini would be born as a river in fulfillment of the curse, she, Durga herself, would be born as Nandini's daughter at the center of the river, and in the process, Nandini would attain purification. On Magha shudda Poornima, Nandini emerged as a river from Kanakagiri. Jabali performed his yajna. The devas were pleased and the earth was once again happy.

Elsewhere Arunasura acquired a boon from Brahma that he would not suffer death from any two legged or four legged being or from any weapon. Brahma also powered him with the Gayatri Mantra. After acquiring these powers, Arunasura defeated the devas and conquered heaven. The Devas prayed Goddess Durga for help.

One day Goddess appeared in Arunasura's garden as a beautiful woman. Seeing the lady, Arunasura approached her. The beautiful lady reminded him that she had killed Shambasura and from whom Arunasura had escaped death. Arunasura got angry and tried to kill the woman with sword. The Goddess suddenly turned into a stone. Arunasura slashed the stone with the sword, then a vast swarm of bees emerged from the stone and stung him.

The bees (dhumbi) stung him repeatedly till his last breath. Devas led by Jabali performed abhisheka with tender coconut water and requested the Bramarambhika (Queen of the bees) to bless the world. Goddess Durga then appeared in her 'Soumya Roopa' (calm form) in the middle of the river, where the present structure of the temple imparts its glory to the world. In Tulu language, 'Kati' means 'center' (midway between the 'Kanakagiri' the place where the river was born, and the end, Pavanje, where the river joins the sea) and 'lla' means area. Thus the place is called 'Kati + lla' Kateel.

Interesting things to do:

Main Festivals at Kateel: Annual Festival: This festival comes in the month of April and celebrated for 8 days with unique feature in each day.

Laksha Deepotsava: Festival of lights is celebrated on the day of Kartika Bahula Panchami.

Other fairs and festivals that are celebrated at Kateel Durga Parameshwari temple are Navarathri Pooja, Astabhandha, Vasanthotsava, Brahmakalashotsava, Simha Sankramana and Nagamandala.

Interesting things to Visit:

Other shrines to visit at Kateel Rakteshwari Maha Ganapathi Shasthara Kshetrapala Abode of the Naga Devatha Brahma's Shrine

It is believed that Goddess Durga Parameshwari likes music and dance, a play team is dedicated completely for the cultural activity of Yakshagana illustrating the miracles of the Goddess Durga Parameshwari.

Every day free lunch and dinner are offered to devotees and visitors at temple premises. Every day about 2000 devotees accept the food with great devotion and treat this as a grace of Goddess Durga Parameshwari.

Mobile range info:


How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Mangalore
Nearest Airport:Mangalore
Road Transport:Kateel is well connected by roads.
Route map to reach Kateel -
1. Mangalore - Bajpe - Kateel (25 km)
2. Udupi - Mulki - Kinnigoli - Kateel (45 km)
3. Moodbidri - Kinnigoli - Kateel (22 km)
4. B C Road - Kaikamba - Bajpe - Kateel (35 km)

Nearest Visiting places:

Kunjarugiri ; Herga

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Moodbidri:

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

Accommodations: Temple guest houses are available to stay.

Things to carry:


Tips & Suggestions:

Distance from Kateel -
Mangalore: 29 km
Udupi: 45 km
Dharmasthala: 75 km
Moodbidri: 22 km
Nellitheertha Cave Temple: 8 km
Bappanadu: 14 km

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:Moodbidri:
Nearest Hospital:Mangalore
Society/Community Phone Number

Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kateel
http://www.samasya.com/religion/states/karnataka/kateel/index.html
http://www.karnatakaholidays.com/kateel.php

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