Kadri Manjunath Temple

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Floohoo Travels offer the best Kadri Manjunath Temple Tour Packages and Kadri Manjunath Temple Tours. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. Situated in the Kadri Hills outside the city, the Kadri Manjunath Temple is dedicated to the god Manjunatheshwara, and it is believed to have been built during the 10th or 11th century. Historians and mythology date the temple deity’s idol as the oldest of any temple in South India. The temple was probably a Buddhist centre of worship for a brief period in its history because Buddhism was practiced in the area around the 10th century AD, and today the temple is adorned with statues of Machhendranath, Gorakhnath, Shringinath, Lokeshvara, Manjushri and Buddha. After the decline of Buddhism in the area, the people of the region still devoted themselves to Manjushri and Avalokitesvara. The temple holds a bronze statue of Lokeshvara in the seated position with three faces and six arms, and it is said to be the finest example of its kind in India. Behind the temple, there is a natural spring called Gomukha, which flows into small ponds surrounded by picturesque gardens located beside the temple. Visitors wash their feet in the ponds before entering the temple – a Hindu ritual.