S R I V I N A Y A K A T E M P L E

Sri Vinayaka Temple

Description of the Diety

Sri Vinayaka Deva :
The Ganapathi idol in this temple is sanding tall Diety with two hands. One hand is holding a Modaka while the other hand is holding a Padma (Lotus).

Historical information

Idagunji , small town in Honnavara Taluk is famous for its Ganapathi Temple. It is an ancient temple, history dating about 1500 years. This temple is very famous and receives around one million pilgrims every year. The Ganapathi idol in this temple is standing tall diety with two hands. One hand is holding a Modaka while the other hand is holding a Padma (Lotus).

Shtala Purama

"Towards the end of the Dwapara Yuga, anticipating Shri Krishna was about to depart for Vaikunta and fearing the advent of Kali Yuga after he departed, many sages led by Sage Valakilya were performing penances. their penances were hindered in various ways. So they prayed to Lord Krishna, who sent Maharishi Narada to assist them.

Narada came to the rescue of Rishis informed them to pray to Lord Vigneswaraya (Ganapathi) who would eradicate all obstacles. The Rishis asked Narada where they should perform this Puja to propitiate Shri Ganapathi. Maharishi Narada led them to the banks of the River Sharavathi. Here, he showed them place called Kunjaranya. Maharishi Narada informed the Rishis that in previous yuga, the Holy Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva have come here to end the destructions wreaked by the Asuras on Earth. Thus had created the Chakrathirtha and Brahmathirtha lakes. Hence considered as auspisious location.

Maharishi Narada and the other Rishis had created this new lake called Devathirtha here. Then Narada brought Shri Ganapathi along with all the other Gods with Trinity here. Ritual rites were performed and hymns were chanted in praise of Shri Ganapathi. Pleased with his devotees, Lord Ganapathi agreed to stay in this place to assisit all Rishis to conduct their penances without any hindrance. Another lake called Ganeshathirtha was also formed here to fetch water to this temple. Thus this place eventually came to be known as Idagunji."

Temple Timings

  • Morning - 6:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
  • Afternoon : 3:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

  • Abhisheka :
  • Morning Abhisheka : 7:00 A.M.
  • Maha Abhisheka : 11:00 A.M.
  • Evening Abhisheka : 7:00 P.M.

  • Pooja timings:
  • Morning Pooje : 8:00 AM
  • Maha Pooja : 12:30 PM
  • Evening Pooje : 8:00 PM

Location

"Sri Vinayaka Temple,
Idagunji,
Post : Melina Idagunji,
Honnavara Town, Uttara Kannada District,
Karnataka.
Pincode - 581 423"

Directions

Idagunji Devasthana (temple) is about 15 kms from Honnavara. Karnataka

Travel Mode

BUSES :
BUSES : Idagunji Devasthana (temple) is about 15 kms from Honnavara. Buses, mini vans and tempos operate frequently from Honnavara to Idagunji temple.
National Highway 17 ( NH17) connects Honnavara and Bhatkal. Idagunji road has slight deviation on this part from NH 17. Landmark for this deviation on NH17 is Idagunji entrance arch, which is about 11kms from Honnavara. Idagunji Devasthana is situated about 4 kms from this location of entrance arch.
By Rail :
The nearest Railway station Peoples can alight from Honnavara or Murudeshwara. One can alight at Honnavara station, if coming from Goa or at Murudeshwara station if travelling from Mangalore ."

Nearby Temples

1. Murudeshwara
2. Gokarana
3. Apsarakonda
4. Ram Thirtha and Laxmana Thirtha

Surrounding Places to Visit

1. Kasarkod Beach
2. Sharavati River

Food Details

Free Food (meals) facility is available for all devotees at noon, in "Mayura Prasada Bhojanalaya" at Idagunji temple.

Accomodation

Accomodation facilities are available at Idagunji Devasthana. Note accomodation facilities are available at the near by places like Honnavar, Kumta and Bhatkal

Function Hall

Kalyana Mantapa is available for marriage. In addition to this, Thread Ceremony and Chavala functions can also be performed .

Other Amenities

Horoscope consultation & prediction facility is available at the temple.

Sevas

SL.No Sevas / Poojas Amount
1 Aarati 5/-
2 Bagila Jatakan Pooje 5/-
3 Chandanabhisheka [5 pots] 5/-
4 Modhaka Naivedya [Article extra] 10/-
5 Panchamrata 10/-
6 Trishati 10/-
7 Doorvarchane 15/-
8 Kumkumarchane 15/-
9 Vahana Pooje 15/-
10 Appane Cheeti 20/-
11 Ashtottara Shatanama 25/-
12 Rudrabhisheka 25/-
13 Kalpokta Sahasranama 50/-
14 Hoovina Pooje 50/-
15 Phala Panchamrata 50/-
16 Upanishat Parayana (21) 50/-
17 Tulabhara [Article extra] 100/-
18 Benne Alankara Seve [Bring Butter] 100/-
19 Aksharabhyasa 100/-
20 Sarvabharan Pooje 300/-
21 Yearly Sankashti Seve 300/-
22 Maha Pooje 400/-
23 Ganahoma [1 Coconut] 401/-
24 SatyaGanapathi Vratha 401/-
25 SatyaNarayana Vratha 401/-
26 Shanikathe 401/-
27 Shashwatha Seve [Yearly 1 day] 501/-
28 Vinayaka Shanthi 1201/-
29 Shani Shanthi 1201/-
30 Nityanandadeepa [1 Year] 1500/-
31 Shashwatha Annadana Seve [Yearly 1 day] 1501/-
32 Sarvalankara Pooje 1501/-
33 Shashwatha Sankashti Seve 2000/-
34 Sankashti Udyapana Vrata [Special] 3001/-
35 Moolamantra Modaka Havana 3001/-
36 Sarva Seve of 1 day 3001/-
37 Upanishat Havana [By 4 Dravya] 3501/-
38 Navagraha Shanthi 3601/-
39 Upanishat Havana [By Modaka] 4001/-
40 Shashwat Ganahavana / Satya Ganapati Vrata / Satya Narayana Vrata [Yearly 1 day] 5001/-

Annual Uthsavas

  1. Sriman Maha Rathotsava (Jan)
  2. Kumbha Sankramana Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (Feb)
  3. Meena Sankramana Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (Mar)
  4. Mesha Sankramana Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (Apr)
  5. Hanuma Jayanthi, Maha Rangapooje (Apr)
  6. Akshaya Threethiya, Kiri Rangapooje (May)
  7. Vrushaba Sankramana Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (May)
  8. Sri Narasimha Jayanthi, Samhitabhiseka, Maha Rangapooje (May)
  9. Mituna Sankramana, Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (Jun)
  10. Karka Sankramana, Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (Jul)
  11. Simha Sankramana, Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (Aug)
  12. Krishna Astami
  13. Ganesha Chauthi, 120 Coconut Ganahoma, Narasimha Homa, Rangapooje
  14. Saura Rugupakarma
  15. Kanya Sankramana, Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (Sep)
  16. Tula Sankramana, Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (Oct)
  17. Vrischika Sankramana, Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (Nov)
  18. Lakshadeepotsava (Nov)
  19. Moodu Ganapathi Seve (Dec)
  20. Mane Akki Samaradhane (Dec)
  21. Dhanu Sankramana, Ganahoma, Pushparathotsava (Dec)
  22. Dhanur Masa Samaradhane (Whole of Dahnu Month)