History

Many a wonders of the creation are hidden in the sacred womb of India, from Saurasthra to Kolkatta, from the mighty Himalayas to the cape of Kanyakumari. India has preserved and protected an unending stream of curiosity and miracles. This is the birthplace of Gayatri Mantra, a manifestation of the universal mother. Holy rivers of India perambulate divine holy places and absorb the essence of creation and creator’s efforts. Thousands of sages sacrificed their power for the well-being of all and to please the creator. The Sahyadri mountain range in the South with its foothills stands as a witness to such creative splendor. Phalguni River traverses many temples and holy places of divine Mother before joining the sea. Gurpur village on its banks, is a unique, prosperous location, attenuating the State High way to Hospet at a distance of 10 miles from Mangalore City in Coastal Karnataka. While Vaidyanatheshwar is the chief deity of this village, a recent SwarnaManagalaPrasna revealed the subtle, dilapidated Goddess spot. Following on, the Devamangalaprasna revealed the subtle presence of an ancient, rare ‘Shri Agnidurga’, a profound confluence of the nine forms of Goddess Durga beneath the said spot near the serene bank of river Phalguni, in the land adjacent to KaramogaruGuthu. The sacred parivar of this Goddess included Gopala Krishna, Pancha Durga, Nagabramha along with the holy presence of four other deities. The temple was created after a ship owner using the river route got stuck in the storm and the cause was found in the ruins of the temple lying beneath the ground. It was revealed that till about 600 years ago, the temple was sustained by the local and surrounding villagers before it turned into ruins. The ship-owner commissioned the revival of the temple, which once again got destroyed by natural calamities such as floods. The revival of this holy sanctum sanctorum is believed to be the first step to uplift the destiny of this village, community and neighboring villages. Hence, a “shri Agnidurga Gopalakrishna Trust” has been created to commence the great mission of bringing all concerned on one forum and to dedicate the revived Holy Temple to the world. The temple renovation and construction was started in the year January 2014 and got completed on May 2017 under the guidance of Shree K.S.Nithyanadha, Vedhavijnyana Mandir, Chikmagalur, under the name of “Shri Agnidurga Gopalakrishna Jeernodhara Samithi” and under the presidentship of Karamogaru guthu Dr.Raviraj Shetty. It was registered in 2017 as “Shri Agnidurga Gopalakrishna Trust”. Karamogaru guthu Dr.Raviraj Shetty is now the managing Trustee of Shri Agnidurga Gopalakrishna Trust along with other trustees and administrative committee members. Managing Trustee along with other trustees took up complete responsibility of development of projects and social welfare schemes. Shri Agnidurga Gopalakrishna Trust is now decided to conduct a number of religious, cultural and social programs for the benefit of the devotees.