The oldest holy place in Aihole is perhaps, the Lad Khan temple dating back to the 5th Century. Originally a royal assembly hall and marriage mandapa, a Muslim official converted it into his residence. On the top of the main temple is another shrine-like vimana.
Situated on the banks of River Nandini, amidst beautiful surroundings, is the spiritual energy center of South Kanara district. Goddess Durga is the loving and caring mother of the people of South Kanara. Surrounded by lush green fields and beautiful hills, Kateel has become a famous pilgrimage and a tourist center over the years.
The legend behind this place of worship goes something like this. A severe drought hit this place and it had not rained for years. There was absolutely no vegetation and Even Brahmins... read more