Koteshwara in Karnataka

Written by Sudhir Kumar

Koteshwara, sometimes transcribed Koteshwar, is a village in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in Kundapura taluk of Udupi district. As of 2007 21,100 people lived in the village.

About Koteshwara :

A temple located in Koteshwara gained attention when the surrounding shallow lake was cleaned in a desilting project. During the cleanup a large statue was dredged up, sparking a more concerted effort which recovered several artifacts of historic and religious significance, including several sculptures, statues, bronzework and religious icons.
Koteshwara has a very old Shiva, Pattabhi Ramachandra and Mariamma temple.
In Koteshwara there is a Lake of 4 acres (16,000 m2) called “Kotiteertha”. In the year of 2007 the village people have renewed this lake.

Attractions Of Koteshwara in Karnataka :

Koteshwara is a village located at a distance of 4 km from Kundapur in Udupi district. Koteshwara is a place of religious importance.

The main attraction of Koteshwara is Kotinatha or Kotilingeshwara temple. The other small shrines of Koteshwara are Ganapati, Subramanya, Mahishasuramardini, Jyeshtha-Lakshmi, Gopalakrishna, Saptamatrikas.

Here the lake adjacent to temple is far bigger than the main temple itself. This lake has several legends, which are interesting and one legend, which states that there is an underground tunnel to Vandaru Kambala Gadde which is at a distance of 20 km is most interesting.

How to get there :

Nearest Airport : Mangalore

Nearest Railhead : Kundapur

Road : Kundapur is well connected by roads.

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