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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