The Garbhagriha of Lord Shiva (above) located in Vydyanatheshwara Vishnumoorthi Temple complex in Dakshina Kannada District, is submerged today. The photo taken on July 1, 2014 shows the regular view (below) Photos: WWW.ENARADA.COM
ENARADA, Kokkada, Dakshina Kannada, August 1, 2014
Heavy rains submerged Garbhagriha of Lord Shiva located in a Kalyani (pond) at Vydyanatheshwara Vishnumoorthi Temple premises in Dakshina Kannada District.
This ancient temple complex is in Kokkada Village, Belthangadi Taluk, 17 Kms away from Dharmasthala on Bangalore – Gundya- Dharmasthala route.
As today being ‘Nagara Panchami’, devotees had gathered to perform abhishek with Water, Milk and tender Coconut water on the idols of Naga Devathas in the ‘Naga Bana’ located opposite to the Shiva Garbhagriha.
Normally, devotees offer lamps and flowers to Lord Shiva and do few rounds of pradakshina before going to Naga Bana. Since the bridge connecting Girbhagriha is inundated, devotees offered prayers from a distance by folding their hands and went to Naga Bana directly.
Sathyanarayana Bhat,temple administrative committee member, speaking to Enarada.com mentioned it was for the first time, the shiva temple was covered by water. He concerned about heavy rains submerging other temples situated in the complex