Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Idagunji Ganesh

Idagunji Ganesh

Idagunji is a sacred place of Hindu worship in Honnavara taluk of Uttara Kannada (North Canara) district in Karnataka. The famous temple at Idagunji dedicated to Lord Ganapati is the main attraction, receiving more than 1 million devotees per year. Idagunji is about 14 kms southeast of Honnavar.

The two handed Ganapati is holding Modaka and Padma (Lotus) in his hands. According to the legend Lord Ganapati stayed in the place Kunjaranya which is now renowned as Idagunji (Idakuñja). It is said to be a place of penance selected by ancient Rishies (Saints).

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