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SHIVAGANGA - HONNADEVI DEVALAYA
small town of Karnataka has a large reputation from the mew point of tourists
and theists. The ancient Gangadhara temple and Honnadevi shrine have been luring devout bhaktas over centuries. Endowed liberally by the ruling princes
in the past, they are quite vast in proportions and majestic in appearance.
Their architectural design with provision for several mini-shrines is soul
lifting and catering to the different levels of spiritual attainments. Being
dedicated to the easily accessible divinities, they are keeping alive devotional
fervour of the people unhindered. Mother Honnadevi is devoutly prayed through a
wide range of prayer services. People who are invoking her anugrah are benefited
to their full satisfaction are visiting again and again.
Nityanaimithika worship is offered with utmost reigious fervour. During Fridays
and Tuesdays huge crowds visit and offer prayers. Annual functions are drawing
devotees from far and near by several kinds of special cultural activities. In
addition, the Patala Ganga a fresh water lake with its perennial supply, of
sweet drinking water is raising the importance of this place It is worth a visit
indispensable Its location on high eminence is its another plus point.