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Bantwal: Scores of devotees throng Narahari Parvata to celebrate Aati Amavasya


Pics: Kishore B C Road, Ramesh Pandith, Silvester D'Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (DC)

Bantwal, Aug 11: Scores of devotees thronged the hill shrine of Sri Sadashiv temple, located at Narahari Parvata, on the occasion of Aati Amavasya here on Saturday, August 11.

Aati Amavasya (new moon day) is considered to be very auspicious. This time, the occasion fell on Saturday on which the temple attracted a large number of devotees from all over the taluk.

The devotees on their arrival have a holy dip in the holy tanks located high by the side of the hill shrine, by climbing nearly 400 steps from access the road, near Kalladka, on Mangaluru – Bengaluru National Highway (NH) 48. The people, in a belief passed on over generations, trust that those who bathe in the ponds of the hill shrine on Aati Amavasya day will be cleansed of all sins and lead a healthy life.



Narahari Parvata derives it is divinity from the mythological stories that say that Lord Sri Krishna and Arjuna, one among the five Pandavas, had bathed in the three natural ponds located at the hilltop here and worshiped the presiding deity of the temple, Lord Sadashiv, on Aati Amavasya. Meanwhile, the new moon day of every month is considered auspicious by all the devotees, to have a holy dip in these ponds.

The newly married couples and other devotees regardless of caste, creed and religion, thronged Narahari Parvata on Saturday morning, to offer prayers and worship deity, Lord Sadashiv. They also offered the offerings plates stacked with betel leaves and areca nuts to the Lord and sought divine intercession in their difficulties and troubles. The newly married couples sought the Lord’s grace for marital-bliss on the occasion.




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Aati Amavasya was observed in other parts of the coast also.

People living in Karnataka coast believe that scraping the bark of a tree known in local parlance as 'Paale' tree (Satni Rooku in Konkani, Devil's or Spirit's Tree), and preparing a concoction by boiling the bark in water along with some additives like garlic, turns it into a magic potion that relieves one of impending diseases which might arise out of consuming different fruits, food items, vegetables etc during the rainy season, apart from sins. This juice is consumed on Aati Amavasya. 


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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Sun, Aug 12 2018

    Happy 'Aatida Amavase' for all Daiji readers...especially Jossey Sir and Baab Joseph...

    ...JH...

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  • NRI, DUBAI

    Sun, Aug 12 2018

    Cool pictures. I always love to see Hindu's practising and celebrating their faith with real sense.... HINDUTHWA of the new era is truly harmful to a beautiful faith.

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  • Kamath, Canada

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    It was decades ago, I did go to the Parvat! It was blessedly peaceful, serene, filled with green forests and with wild life!
    Now it is filled with Noise, too many people, commercial business, noisy automobiles, plastic bags flying in everywhere and pollution .

    Where is peace?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    Stay Blessed ...

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  • Shakuna, Kinnigoli/Bahrain

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    Wow !! Narahari Parvatha..
    really great place , peace of mind surounded by green pasture nature. Last vacation i visited .. Noon had lunch at temple yard. Really healthy vegitarian food with high rich calories of protein .

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  • JAYESH.S., KARKALA

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    ALL VEGETRIAN FOODS ARE RICH WITH PROTEINS AND TEMPLE 'PRASAHAM OOTA' WILL ONLY SEE IN INDIA ITSELF EACH N EVERY DAY.
    DOCTORS FIRST ADVISE PEOPLE TO AVOID RED MEATS..IF WANTS TO LIVE SOME MORE YEARS ON THIS EARTH. IN WESTERN COUNTRIES MOST OF CEO'S IN MAJOR CORPORATE SECTOR ARE NONE OTHER THAN VEGTARIAN CONSUMING PEOPLE...SO CALLED INTELLIGENT AND GENIUS GUYS. DO ANYBODY FROM MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES DECORATED ON THAT POST. ANIMAL FOODS AT LAST TURN HUMAN BEINGS INTO VIOLENT ACT..WHICH FORESEEN IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD.

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  • Fayaz, Mangalore /Dubai

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    I think we have to advise feku and dacoo regarding this
    It's required very much to them

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  • JAYESH.S., KARKALA

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    IN FIFTH PHOTO A MUSLIM LADY VISITING THE TEMPLE. STILL STRONG BELIEF IN HINDUISM WHO OBJECT EVEN TO GO TO DARGHAS. GOD'S POWER PRESENT EVERYWHERE..ANYWHERE. NEEDS EYE TO SEE IT. DEVARU KANA KANADALLI EEDARE.

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  • Deekshith Kumar, Kalladka

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    We see one in pic but its common that all community peoples involving every religious festivals . I do visit Mogarnadu Church fest . i eagerly waiting for darga da rotti prasada . same like how we visit Attur church, kalladka muslims visit Narahari temple, nitilaksha temple .

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  • JAYESH.S., KARKALA

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    HOW YOU JUSTIFY EQUALLY WITH OTHER RELIGION PEOPLE. IN THERE COMMUNITY TO WORSHIP OTHER GODS ALONG WITH THERE OWN IS TOTALLY FORBIDDEN. IN OUR COMMUNITY OUR PARENTS TEACH US BOW IN FRONT OF ALL RELIGIOUS PLACES. FOR THAT REASON STILL PEACE PREAVILS IN INDIA. IT MEANS FROM WHICH EVER GOD YOU BENEFITTED WILL VISIT THAT PLACE KEEPING ASIDE OWN RELIGION FOR SOME TIME. I KNOW THESE PEOPLE CONVERTED EARLIER FOLLOWING HINDUISM. STILL ASATA PREVAILS IT MEANS...BELIEVENESS.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    JAYESH.S., KARKALA ,
    Many Hindu temples till today are maintained by Muslims ...

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  • JAYESH.S., KARKALA

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    IT'S ONLY SEE IN TROUBLED PLACES LIKE IN KASHMIR WHERE IN EVEN ONCE LORD JESUS VISITED THAT REGION. HAVE PROOF. LONG LOST 12 YEARS.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    Even Modi failed in Kashmir ...

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  • JAYESH.S., KARKALA

    Sat, Aug 11 2018

    IT'S PART OF JOURNEY TO GIVE MORE POWER DIRECT TO ARMY.

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