Anegudde Temple is situated in Kumbashi village near Kundapur, Karnataka is dedicated to Siddhi Vinayaka / Lord Ganesha. Kumbashi is also the birth place of Sri Vadirajaru.
“Ane” means Elephant and “Gudde” means hill, hence the temple is atop a hill. This temple is one of the seven of Lord Parashurama Kshetras / pilgrim center. There are steps to climb up the hill or you can drive to the temple.
The legend of the place says that when the place was drought hit, Sage Agasthya came here and performed a Yagna to please rain god, Varuna. During the yagna demon Kumbhasura started harassing the sages. The pandavas (5 brothers in the epic Mahabharatha) who were present in the region, heard of this and sent Bheema to rescue the sages. Lord Ganesha blessed and gave a sword to Bheema to fight the Asura / demon. Bheema killed the asura and Lord Ganesha was installed here and worshiped.
It is believed that the devotees’ wishes are fulfilled by the lord without fail. The idol is in a standing posture and has been sculpted with four arms and two arms show the “Varada Hasta” / granting boons.
Special poojas are held during Ganesh Chathurthi festival and Ganesh Chauthi. People throng the temple in large numbers on these days. It is believed that your wishes come true if you pray to the lord here.
The Harihara and Suryanarayana temples are also beautiful and worth a visit.
The surrounding of the temple is full of greenery and pleasant. The Arabian Sea can be seen from the hill. A tall tree opposite to the temple has many Orchid plants like Rhincostylis Retusa / Fox’s tail. They are in full bloom during the month of June – July.
Type of Place: Ancient Ganesha Temple
Situated: Kumbashi, Udupi District
Distance: 9 Kms from Kundapura, 30 Kms from Udupi, 90 Kms from Mangalore and 400 Km from Bangalore
Transport: Well connected by road. Frequent bus service is available from Mangalore /Udupi /Kundapur to Kumbhasi.
Facilities: Guest rooms are available in the temple and the temple serves food in the afternoon
Shri Anegudde Vinayaka Devasthana
Kumbashi – 575028