Mandasmita lalitavaktre, dhautaambarabhooshitagaatre |
Karunaapoornanetre pavanee krata bappanadu kshete |
Simhavaahanasmite vrandaaravranda vandite |
Abhaya varadahaste sujanaparirakshanaasakte |
Sri parameshwari, namostute |
During the 3rd century AD, Moolikapura was ruled by Dharmapala belonging to chandravamsha and kashyapa gotra. Raja Mayura Varma ruled the Kadamba dynasty (A.D 340-369) during this period. King Dharmapala named it Moolikapura as that place was abundant in medicinal plants and herbs. He worshipped goddess Jaladurgaparameshwari as their family deity. From then to now, Mulki (as it came to be called later), became historically famous as the punyakshetra of Bappanadu Sri Durgaparameshwari temple. Called as ‘Ulladi’ by the Tuluvas, the goddess is worshipped by everyone without racism and casteism.
In this temple, the idols of Lord Ganesha and Lord Narasimha are also worshipped. As per tradition, navaratri pooja, moodeavalu, deepotsava, anantachaturdashi, dhanurmasa and a yearly fair for 21 days take place religiously.
Bappanadu Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple
Mulki – 574154, Karnataka, India
Phone: +91 824 290585, 293176 (O)