Anegudde - Vinayaka Temple, Udupi

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Anegudde means elephant hillock and it is considered as the land of the Hindu god, Sri Vinayaka. This place is very important for pilgrims since this is one of the seven pilgrimage spots in the Parashurama Srishti. This region is believed to be created by sage Parashurama himself.

The main idol of Sri Vinayaka is a towering and majestic figure covered in silver. The unique feature of this idol is its standing posture. Thulabharam is the most important offering made in the temple where the devotees offer valuables equivalent in weight of a person. All around the shrine, depictions from Bhargava Purana are engraved in sculptures.

The place is situated in Kumbhashi which is about 9 kilometres from Kundapur and about 84 kilometres from Mangalore. The place is located on the NH 17 itself. There is frequent bus service to this place from Mangalore, Udupi and Kundapur. The nearest airport is at Mangalore.

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