SHRI NARASIMHA JAYANTI
RESPECTED DEVOTEES AND VOTARIES,
No introduction need be made regarding the rich sculptural, architectural and historical heritage of Almighty SHRI BHADRANARASIMHA
SWAMY of Manjeshwar. Each one of us do know that since ancient times, our Gowda Saraswath community, considered as a denominational
sector, have reposed utmost faith, reverence and devotion to SHRI BHADRANARASIMHA SWAMY, and the Almighty has showered all
blessings on one and all, in all walks of our life.
It is the bounden duty of everyone of us to upkeep the traditional,
architectural beauty and serenity of the sanctum sanctorum, and needless to point out that all of us, to join together for
improving, maintaining and up keeping the Great Temple of Almighty SHRI BHADRANARASIMHA SWAMY.
The Present management,
motivated by the devotees of Manjeshwar and eighteen petas have identified certain specific works that are required to be
carried out and attended immediately. These works of maintenance, improvement and renovation are of utmost importance not
only to preserve the heritage which we hold in high esteem, but also for providing a devotional atmosphere to the devotees.
RENOVATION OF CHANDRASALA (CORRIDORS) AND THE THAMRAPATTA (COPPER ROOF) AROUND TEMPLE
Thamrapatta is about 180 years old and due to passage of time it now requires to be completely replaced. The walls and floorings
of the Chandrasalas are also need to be covered with Granite/Marble.
The work will be done in phased manner. The estimated
cost is around Rs. 60 Lakhs. The votaries can participate in this noble cause by contributing Rs. 1,000/- per square feet.
The present dhwajasthambha is around 175 years old. It is 42 feet in height and the circumference is around 4 feet. This is
to be replaced, as it has weakened due to natural deterioration, with a new dhwajasthambha made of one single teakwood slap.
The estimated cost is approximately Rs. 1.5 Lakhs.
THE DHWAJAM (THE SACRED FLAG)
The present dhwajam is made of copper. This is proposed to be replaced with a silver one. This requires around 6 K.G of Silver.
The estimated cost of this is around Rs. 0.75 Lakh.
THE ADDA PALLAKKI
The ADDA PALLAKKI which is used during annual car festival on Marghshira Shudda Panchami, the most auspicious day needs to
The wooden structure is estimated to cost Rs. 25,000/-. Providing silver cover will cost approximately Rs.
RENOVATION OF PARIVARA DEVATHA GUDIES
The five parivara Devathas are Shri Mukhyaprana, Shri Ganapathi, Shri Rudra, Shri Lakshmi and Shri Garuda. It is proposed
to lay the four walls and the floorings with Marble/Granite. The estimated cost for each is Rs. 20,000/-.
SILVER COVERING FOR DEITIES
Presently the deities of Shri Ganapathi and Shri Rudra have silver coverings. It is proposed to have silver covers for the
rest of the three deities namely Shri Mukhyaprana, Shri Lakshmi and Shri Garuda. Each will require 3 K.G of silver. The estimated
cost of each is Rs. 40,000/-.
The aforesaid works are only some of the works, now planned to be carried out. The
works involve expenditure as mentioned above, which with the support and co-operation of all the devotees, we hope to complete
and maintain the rich heritage that has come to us from our ancestors, in good order for our posterity. This Temple is the
oldest, most sacred and most revered Temple of our community. LORD SHRI ANANTHESHWARA, SHRI BHADRANARASIMHA SWAMY and the
deities of the Temple, shall shower blessings to each and everyone of us.
The devotees are requested to send their
contributions directly to the Temple either by cheque or demand draft drawn in favour of SHRI SHRIMATH ANANTHESHWARA TEMPLE
payable at Manjeshwar or Mangalore.
It is also proposed to inscribe the names of those who contribute Rs. 25,000/-
or more for one or more sevas on a marble slab which will be displayed in a prominent place in the precinct of the Temple.
Temple of Shri Ugra Narasimha, Sri Bhadra Narasimha, Shri Subramanya,
Shree Naga / Naaga, Sri Anantheshwar, / Anantheshwara , Shri Madanantheshwar / Madanantheshwara belonging to Gowda or
Gaud Saraswat Brahmins / GSB community at Manjeshwar. This is one of the oldest and famous Temples of Konkani , Konkanis