Punyakshetra Sri Dharmagiri Manjunathaswamy Devalaya
Dharmagiri Manjunatha Swamy Temple is a very
Popular Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort- Goddess Parvati. This
Shiva abode is well- known to fulfil devotees wishes. It is situated at
Dharmagiri in Karnataka. Devotees visit this temple on a daily basis as Regular
Bhajans and Veda chanting are conducted at this temple. Alkong with this ,
Worshippers also come on Mondays to offer- Belpatri ,water , honey, milk and sugar
.Almost all the festivals are celebrated with a set of rituals in this temple.
The festival of Shivratri is observed at grand scale with a great devotion and
fervour. The atmosphere of the temple provides peace to mind and heart of the
devotees and the toursits. This illustrious pilgrim lmage centre also arranges
a fifteen days fair at the time of Mahashivratri Parva every year. A fest
(fair) has been organised by the local devotees and the organisers to celebrate
this big festival annually. Devotees observe fast on this night and do not eat
anything till night and offer fruits, flowers and bel leaves on Shiva Linga. People
believe that on this holy day Lord Shiva was married to Parvati Maa.