surya temple ujire

Surya Temple Ujire – Shri Sadashiva Rudra Temple

Shri Sadashiva Rudra Temple is a Shiva temple in Dakshina Kannada region of Karnataka, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Despite the fact that the temple’s name is Sadashiva Rudra Devasthana, it is better known as the “Surya” Temple or Surya Temple Ujire.

It is one the the prominent temples of the region and is well know for offerings made of mud (idols).

If any wishes or prayers made by devotees to get rid of their troubles or for the fulfilment of their desires is fulfilled, offer an idol of mud related with their wishes (called Mannina Harake in Kannada).

And there are 2 main temples you ca say at this location. The main Shiva Linga is located between the woods, under a canopy of beautiful green trees, with no roof or walls . Harike bana is the name of the location.

While all of the pooja takes place in the second temple.

Offerings at Sadashiva Rudra Temple

So before making the offerring devotees need to do a sankalp if you are visiting the temple first time, you can only do sankalp.

Once the sankalp you have done is fulfilled then only you can go to the temple and do the offerings to the lord.

The offerings are clay Sculptures ( mud idols). These offerings are available in temple premises . These sculptures are also called as Mannina bombey ( in local language). The cost of these mud sculptors will depend on the what your offerings are.

So for example of you wished for a house and your wish is fulfilled you can offer a house shaped sculpture made up of mud.

So there is a specific mud idol associated with every wish. If you pray for a kid, after you are blessed with a kid, you will need to visit this place and offer a small cradle made of mud.

So when you visit the temple, you will find different idols like this offered by devotees there.

Why Sadashiva Rudra Temple is called Surya temple?

The temple is called as Sadashiva Rudra Devasthanam. But the temple is popularly known as surya temple ujire or the ujire surya temple.

Suryanarayana temple ujire history

So shri Suryanarayana temple ujire has a history which dates back to the 13th Century. The “BANGA” Kings governed the place at the time. The Ujire Surya temple was built with the help of the Banga Kings.

A little inscription near the Nandeeshwara Idol reveals that the temple’s history dates back before the 13th century.

The origin of the name “SURYA” is has an interesting legend behind it.. Once upon a time, a woman and her son were chopping grass when they came across a stone.

As soon as she struck the stone, blood began to ooze from the stone .

The woman called out to her son, “SUREYA,” because she was afraid of seeing blood from the stone.

Following the occurrence, the location was given the name SUREYA, which evolved into “SURIYA” and finally “SURYA” as it is known today.

Surya temple ujire timings

Ujire surya temple timings are from 7.30AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6.30PM only . So please note this and plan your visit accordingly.

Sadashiva Rudra Temple Address:

Sri Sadashiva Rudra Temple
Surya, Nada Grama, Permanu.
Beltanagday Tq, DK-574214.

How to reach Sadashiva Rudra Temple

Surya temple near Ujire is very near to Ujire bus stop and is around 6 KMs. From Ujire bus stop you can take a taxi or auto to reach the temple. The time taken will be around 15 mins from the bus stop.

Shri Sadashiva Rudra Temple or the Surya temple is quite well connected with the major cities of Karnataka like Bengaluru, Mangalore, Mysuru, Hasan etc

Ujire: 6 Kms , Dharmasthala: 14 Kms , Bangalore: 310 Kms , Mangalore: 78 Kms
Belthangady: 14 Kms , Mysore: 250 Kms , Udupi: 105 Kms

Dharmasthala to surya temple ujire distance

People often club this temple visit along with Dharmasthala temple visit. The dharmasthala to surya temple ujire distance is around 14 to 15 kms

If you are travelling by air –

The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport at Bajpe, Mangalore and you can easily get a taxi from there to the temple

If you plan to come by train –

Again the nearest railway station is Mangalore and you can easily get a taxi from there

Via Road:

  • Ujire is well connected to Mangalore, Bangalore, Chikmagalur and Dharmasthala and there are direct buses from these places
  • Then from Ujire you can take a auto or taxi for the temple

Driving Direction if you are travelling by your own car

  • If you are coming from Bangalore: via Nelamangala – Hassan – Sakaleshpura – Dharmasthala – Ujire
  • If you are coming from Mysore: via Holenarasipura – Hassan – Sakaleshpura – Dharmasthala – Ujire
  • If you are coming from Mangalore: via Bantwal – Guruvayanakere – Belthangady – Ujire

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Kodandarama Temple

Kodandarama Temple – Hiremagalur – Chikmagalur – Karnataka

Friends, if I tell you about a temple which is related to Lord Rama and Lord Parshuram, wouldn’t you like to visit visit it. I am talking about Shri Kodandarama Temple which is situated at Hiremagalur village in Chikmagalur town of karnataka.

Kondand means bow and arrow. And since lord Rama’s idol is with bow and arrow, this temple is called as Kodandarama Temple.

Kodandarama Temple gopuram
Entrance gopuram

Shri Kodandarama Temple is a thousands of year old temple, but the legend behind the temple goes back to the times of Lord Rama and Lord Parshurama.


It is said that the idol of Lord Rama here with Ma Sita and Lakshman is from that time and the worship tradition followed here is more than thousands and thousands of year old.

This beautiful Lord Rama temple is a must visit Lord Rama temple in country and one of the prominent temples of the region.

The construction of this temple seems to have been done during different times and different dynasties. And hence you can see both Hoysala architecture and Dravidian Architecture.

The village pond is known as Siddha Pushkarini because it is said that nine siddhas performed penance here.

Since Lord Vishnu’s incarnation, Parashurama, is said to have lived here, the town is also known as Bhargavapuri.

Legend behind shri Kodandarama Temple

As per local legend , Lord Rama subdued  bhagwan Parshuram at this place of Hiremaglur.

Lord Parshuram requested Lord Rama to show him the scene of his (Lord Rama’s) marriage. Lord Ram granted him this wish.

And this is why we see here that Ma Sita is on the right hand side of Lord Rama, as it is in Hindu marriages.

This is probably the only idol where you see Ma Sita on the right hand side of Lord Rama.

Kodandarama Temple
Deepam Stambh

Kodandarama Temple Architecture

The temple premises is surrounded by brick and mortar wall. The temple is a very ancient one and what we see today is the main temple where pooja is done.

The Garbhagraha i.e the main place where Lord Rama, Ma Sita and Lakshmans idol is placed was constructed during Hoysala times while others during Chola and Chalukyas times. The navaranga and mukhamandapa  were constructed later.

Inside the sanctum, on a Hanuman pedestal, there are the figures of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita.

Inside the temple

Figures of Vishnu in various forms, such as Hayagriva, Narasimha, and Krishna, are sculpted on the outer walls of the Garbhagraha and Sukhanasi. Lakshmi, Hanuman, Garuda, and Ganapati are also depicted.

Shri Kodandarama Temple timings

The temple is open from 5.00 AM to 12.00 in the noon. Temple is closed till 4.00 PM and then again remains open from 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM in the evening.

How to reach Kodandarama Temple

Kodandarama Temple is in Hiremaglur locality of Chikmaglaur.

Chikmaglur is very well connected to Bangalore / Mangalore and many other cities. You can take bus to reach Chikamaglur or you can also drive down.

The Bangalore – Mangalore highway is a nice drive and if you are travelling from Bangalore it will not take more than 5 to 6 hours and from Mangalore, it can be covered in 4 hours.

The temple is approximately 9 kms from KSRTC bus stand. You can easily get an auto from bus stand to the temple. The fare is approx Rs 80 /- to and fro.

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