Sowthadka Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple




Sowthadka Shree Maha Ganapathi Temple is Ganesh temple located at Kokkada, Belthangadi Taluk, Karnataka. The speciality of this temple is that, The uniqueness of the place is Lord Maha Ganapathi is out in the open field without a ‘Garbha gudi’ and temple structure. Also one can find the temple decorated with bells all over the temple. According to the sthala purana of Southadka, a Ganapati temple revered by a royal family was once destroyed by enemies. During one of the battles, the temple was destroyed. At that time, cowherds in and around this area took away the Mahaganapathi idol and started worshipping wherever they went and finally installing the idol here at Sowthadka.

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