Five days celebration of annual festival at Kattingeri Temple

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Report by Eugene Moodubelle

Moodubelle, 20 March 2010: The five days celebration of the annual festivities at Shree Brhamalingeshwara Temple at Kattingeri from 14th March came to an end on 18th March 2010 with ‘Shuddha Samprokshane’, that is, the ritual cleansing of the temple following the celebrations.

The five days festivities, both religious and cultural, have been the chief attraction of Shree Brahmalingeshwara Temple at Kattingeri for many years. This year, the annual festival began on the Meena Sankramana on 14th March in the morning with Navaka Pradhana Homa (The Main Nine Kalasha Homa), Kalabhisheka, hoisting of the Garuda Pata and Mahapuje. In the evening offerings were made to subsidiary deities in the temple and Naga. Similar religious rituals were conducted on each of the days of the annual festival. At noon, food was served to all the devotees and villagers who were present in the temple.

The Varasare Utsava was performed in the evening of 16th March. On 17th March, the Utsava statue of the temple smeared with colours was taken in procession to the river and on the way Katte Puje was performed at ten places before reaching the river at Dindottu near Pamboor. The devotees too were smeared in colours in gaiety. In the river, the Utsava Murthi was given ceremonial dip and the devotees too followed dipping in the water thrice. On returning from the river, the Garuda Pata was lowered thus indicating the end of the festivities.

On each day of the annual festival, cultural programmes were organised in the premises of the temple. On Sunday, 14th March 2010, Mrs. Malathi Bhat and Mrs. Vidya Bhat presented devotional songs. Later, Bhajan Mandalis from different regions such as Karndadi-Kaup, Marne, Manibettu and Kattingeri gave their devotional performances. On Monday, 15th March 2010 the students of Shree Mahabhaleshwara Hindu Higher Primary School, Edmer presented variety entertainment programme from 7.30 pm followed by the Yakshagana presentation titled “Shree Kateel Kshetra Mahatme” from the Yakshagana group of Kateel. This Yakshagana presentation was sponsored by Mr. Raghavendra Rao of Hosabettu, Suratkal. On Tuesday, 16th March 2010 dance and variety entertainment programme was presented jointly by the members of the Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project of Moodubelle, Padubelle and Kattingeri villages. Fr. Paul Sequeira, Principal of St. Lawrence Composite PU College, Moodubelle graced the variety entertainment programme.

Mr. Devdas Hebbar, who has been chosen as the Managing Trustee of Shree Brahmalingeshwara temple following the demise of his father, expressed happiness at the successful conclusion of the five days annual festival of the temple in which a large number of devotees and villagers, irrespective of their religion and caste had taken part. He expressed his gratitude to each and every in the village for their cooperation and participation in the festivities of the temple. Mr. Hebbar further informed that next year there will be ‘Rathotsava’ for which a huge Ratha costing around 19 lakhs of rupees would be constructed. Besides, efforts will be made to provide facilities to the devotees such as guest rooms, kitchen and store room at the temple.


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K srinivasa hebbar, Kattingeri ,3-31, S-o k vyasaraya hebbar kattingeri village Sat, November-2-2013, 1:03
I am Mr K Srinivas Hebbar.I like to all Hebbar family. Please all hebbar family supported and joining our temples programe. I like to thank all of them.
Suresh hebbar, Kattingery Fri, April-29-2011, 11:06
Very nice program
Srinivas Hebbar, Kattingere / Mumbai Wed, April-28-2010, 4:50
Devdas Hebbar deserves lot of praise for his sincere efforts and may God bless him !!
Ramesh A.Shetty,, Edmer /Mumbai Tue, April-27-2010, 6:48
I am verymuch thankful to Bellevision for showing such wodnerful picture of Utsava and timely updating in the site. I wish to Shri Hebbar and Management of the Temple for performing Varasara Utsava and other cultural programme. I pray The Brahma Lingeshwara will give same spirit to conduct the Utsava every year.
Rekha Ballal, Ambalpady / Mumbai Thu, April-8-2010, 1:53
Thanks Devaa for posting the event pictures, a reflection of your, and your team s wonderful effort. Atte and mama have conveyed their blessings. Keep it up, All the best and God bless.
suresh d acharya, katapadi Sat, April-3-2010, 5:17
thanks to bellevision team for good coverage of kattingere utsav.
K Madhava Hebbar, Kattingeri/ Bangalore Sat, March-20-2010, 11:29
being a native of Kattingeri and being unable to attend the festival in person, I really enjoyed each word of the report of the varasare festival and each one of the accompanying photographs. Congratulations to Sri Devadas Hebbar and is team for getting this website. May the God Brahma Lingeshwara Shower his blessings on the trustee team of the temple.
K M Hebbar, kattingeri/Bangalore Sat, March-20-2010, 11:14
Being a Hebbar from Kattingeri, and unable to attend Varasare celebrations personally,I was very happy to go through the reports and pictures of the festivities there on the occasion. I enjoyed each and every picture and each and every word of the report. May God Brahma Lingeshwara bless us all as always. Special thanks to Sri devadas Hebbar for this new venture of Bellevision. I wish him and his team all the best.
B Ramanand Rao, Kemmannu Sat, March-20-2010, 7:57
It is indeed a great and successful effort by bellevision to reach all the members of Kattingeri family. Keep it up!
Prakash S., Moodubelle Sat, March-20-2010, 6:32
Thanks Devdas Hebbar for your wonderful arrangements plans for next year.
Victor D Souza, Moodubelle / Doha Sat, March-20-2010, 6:20
Nice to see the young and the old together in these religious and cultural celebrations. Events like this bring the communities and also the villages together. Thanks to Dr. Eugene, Mr. Anil and Mr. Hebbar for the report.
Ashok Hebbar, Kattingeri/Fujairah Sat, March-20-2010, 3:24
Thanks a lot for bellevision group for covering the festival.Nice photos made me very happy ,remembered all my past days and refreshed all personalities I am really happy to hear the next developments in the future. Thanks Devanna.
B R Ashok, Chennai Sat, March-20-2010, 2:01
To carry out such a wonderful religious and cultural event and that too on such a scale definetly requires the grace of God and co-operation of all. What matters most is the willingness and the committment of the team led from the front by Devadas Hebbar and this I personally witnessed when I was fortunate enough to be present for a day during this year s annual festivities. Also hats off to the wonderful performance by the students of all ages who put up their best and ensured great entertainment. I Pray to god almighty to bless Devadas Hebbar and his team to accomplish all their future projects in the manner they envision. Good luck B R Ashok Chennai
Ratnakar Shetty,Prakash Shetty, Kattingeri/Bahrain Sat, March-20-2010, 1:41
Thank you very much for nice pictures my village Temple ustava. where i had been born and brought up.I remember those my childhood days memories about the temple Varasare, Annual feast of Varasare was really an entatainment during our childhood.Devdas, we are all proud of you God bless you and all. Thanks for Anil and Eugene.
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