Mangalore: Governor Inaugurates ‘Mangalore Dasara’ at Kudroli Temple

Mangalore: Governor Inaugurates ‘Mangalore Dasara’ at Kudroli Temple

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (MM/RD)
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje

Mangalore, Oct 14: The governor of Karnataka, Rameshwar Takoor, paid a visit to Sri Gokarnanatheshwar Temple, Kudroli, on Sunday, October 14.

At the same time, he flagged off the ‘Mangalore Dasara’ at Kudroli temple premises.

Speaking on this occasion, he said that he has seen many temples all over India and few places across the world. But, he has not seen such a decoration elsewhere, he said.

‘It’s significant to note that this temple is open to all sections of the society’, he stated.

Brahmashree Narayan Guru, the visionary and spiritual leader of Billava community has propogated the Mantra of ‘one caste, one religion and one God.’ One should emulate this noble message of Narayan Guru, he advised.

Speaking on this occasion, Rajya Sabha member, Janardhan Poojary said that, Rameshwar Takoor has come here not just as a governor but as a freedom fighter, since he was involved in the freedom struggle in the free Independence era.  Perhaps he has not dreamt that some day he would lead the state administration, thereby serve the country in free India, he added.

‘The authority does not remain for long. However what you achieve during your term would become history. The citizens of Karnataka are expecting a lot from you, during this crucial stage’, Poojary stated to the governor.

At the same time, governor felicitated sculptors, Rajashekhar from Shimoga, Chandrashekhar Suvarna from Mulky and Raghavendra Kuloor, the temple trustee.

Jaya C Suvarna, president of Federation of Billava Associations and H S Sai Ram, president of the temple were present on the dais.


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  • Sachin, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 23 2008

    Nice Photos keep it up. May god bless everybody. Mr B Janardhan Poojary has showed anything is possible in this world if we have God's blessing.

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  • K. S. Mayya, Mangalore/South Korea

    Mon, Oct 15 2007

    There are much older temples, churches and mosques in Mangalore. I wonder why a Governor at the invitation of Mr. Poojary visits of all Kudroli temple. So, it is the ascthetics I guess that is driving people ordinary or elite like our Governor to this temple, and luckily he mentioned it. If I were him (wishfull thinking ofcourse) I would have preferred the nearby Mysore over Kudroli in Mangalore for Dasara. If at all, we have Mangaladevi, Kateel, and not least Dharmastala. There are those who still explain how Mangaluru came to being...rhyming with Mangaladevi. Anyway, with Governors visit like many other dignitaries I am sure Kudroli will enter the must-go places in Mangalore's tourist guide book. Don't be surprised to see Mr.Poorjary's statue welcoming you at the main entrance of Kudroli temple several years down the road. Still further there might be some who will argue Kudla from Kudroli.... would there be attempts to break shackles of Kannada for Tulu..:-))

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  • M Sunil, Bangalore

    Mon, Oct 15 2007

    I had seen Navrathri Utsav in Managalore during 2005 and 2006. The celebration is done in a very large scale in Mangalore. People actively participate and make the feast a grand success. After Mysore, Managalore Dussehera is excellent. I wish the organisers all the best.

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