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Siva Temples In Karnataka
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During the heday of its glory, it was deemed the foremost centre of pilgrimage. With the bounteous, patronage by the renowned kings, it flourished as a centre of Vedantic philosophy and produced many philosophical works. This archamurti of Anantheswar was variously called as Anantapadmanabha and Anantasayana, and they refer to Lord Vishnu since Anantha is one of the attributes of Lord Vishnu. It was called by the name of Anantheeswara due to the fact of Lord Vishnu's taking the form of Sivalinga. This too has an interesting back ground. According to the belief current, the venerable father of Madvacharya worshipped the Sivalinga, seeing in it Lord Vishnu and addressed it as Bhujangasayana. He did penance and availed the darsan of Lord Vishnu, seated on the sesha in his dream. Soon after the birth of son, he installed the idol of Ananthapadmanabha here to commemorate the vision of Lord Vishnu he was blessed with in his dream. It can be adduced that worshipping of Siva and Vishnu in one and the same image was in practice here, since ancient times. This ancient temple contains all the worshipful Saivate deities installed in individual minishrines. And Saivagama puja is conducted regularly with due ardour.

It lies in Udipi, a few yards off Krishna mandir accessible by bus and train.

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