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Bhadrakali Temple
The Bhadrakali Temple takes you back into the past. Legend has it that Ravana performed tapasya at Mount Kailash to please Lord Shiva and also sang Shiva Tandava Stotram in his sweet voice. Lord Shiva, pleased with the devotion, granted Ravana anything he wished for. Ravana in return asked for the Atmalinga and a wife who will be more beautiful than Uma, the wife of Lord Shiva. When Ravana was on his way home, he came across Lord Vishnu disguised as a Brahmin. On being asked by Lord Vishnu about the woman Ravana was carrying on his shoulders, Ravana narrated the entire episode. When he brought her down off his shoulders so that the Brahmin could look at her, Ravana was shocked. Lord Vishnu with his tricks had made Uma look tired and aged leading Ravana to abandon Uma there. At that moment, Lord Vishnu asked Uma to reside in Gokarna itself. The Bhadrakali Temple was built in honour of Uma and she is the presiding deity of this revered temple.  the temple is dedicated to Goddess Uma. It has historical significance and is associated with Ravana. The myth is, Ravana performed penance at Mount Kailash to please Lord Shiva for a boon. On achieving this, Ravana was blessed with what he had asked from Lord Shiva: the Atmalinga and a beautiful wife for him.The Bhadrakali Temple is a popular place of worship that is located at a distance of 1 kilometer from Gokarna town. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Uma, the wife of Lord Shiva and the protector of Gokarna. The architecture of the shrine is similar to the temple architecture generally followed in South India. The temple houses a beautiful statue of the goddess.
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Bhadrakali Temple

Coorg

KARNATAKA

India

Madikeri Fort Coorg
The Madikeri Fort has an intriguing historical past. It was initially built of mud, and later replaced to the present structure by Tipu Sultan. The grand monument houses an Anglican church, a temple, a prison and a museum. Offering a panoramic views of the city, the entrance of the fort is adorned by two fascinating mortar elephants. The fort also holds remnants of the erstwhile British era, including a vintage clock tower. Bring your cameras and explore the splendour of this magnificent fort. Sunsets viewed from the fort are simply magical. Some of the elevated structures inside the fort present astounding view of the surrounding areas. Needless to say, the fort is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Coorg.this imposing structure has stood the test of time and has become a standing witness of Coorg’s history. The Madikeri Fort showcases beautiful architectural designs. Two life-size stone replicas of elephants stand in the north-east corner and draw the attention of the visitors upon their entrance to the fort. The palace structure is a huge and spacious one. This two storied structure is 110 feet in length. The structure was renovated twice by the British rulers. In 1933 they added a grand clock tower to the fort.The fort has a small square mantapa built of stone and enriched by beautiful surroundings. It stands on a high level ground and provides a splendid view of the surrounding areas to the west.In the inner Fort, a temple of Virabhadra was removed by the British in 1855 and in its place built an Anglican Church. The Church, in Gothic style, with color stained glasses has now been converted into a museum. The museum, run by the state archaeology department, is a repository of many antiques of Coorg. The original mud fort was rebuilt in stone by Tipu Sultan. Two life-size elephants made of mortar, catch the eye of the visitor on entering the Fort. The other buildings inside the fort include the Mahatma Gandhi Public Library, the Kote Maha Ganapathi temple and the district prison. The two-storied lofty and spacious structure is 110 feet long. The British renovated the structure twice and in 1933, a clock tower and a portico to park the commissioner's car were added. This temple also forms one of the major temples list competing for Madikeri dasara festival.
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Madikeri Fort

Coorg

KARNATAKA

India

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