Monday, 11 June 2012

Kadavinakatta - A Holy Place of Goddess Durga Parameshwari and a Beautiful Dam

Kadavinakatta - A holy place of Goddess Durga Parameshwari, is a small village in Bhatkal Town of Uttara Kannada District. Kadavinakatta has a beautiful dam built across river Venkatapur. This dam is one of the major sources of water to entire Bhatkal Town. To enjoy the beauty of this reservoir, one should visit during monsoon. During rainy season dam will be in full splendour and the gushing water and the mist that envelops the air provide a spectacular sight for tourists. This dam is surrounded by green hills. Swimming in the reservoir is too dangerous and risky as there are many swirls. Many people have lost their lives. There is a warning board which shows the number of deaths so far.

On the bank of the dam there is a temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. People believe that Goddess Durga is very powerful. People from far away places will come and offer pooja here. They seek blessings from Durga Mata for each and every step of their life. It is better to say that devotees seek approval from Goddess to take major decisions of their life like constructing a house, marriage, buying vehicle etc. The method of seeking approval from Goddess is very interesting. For example,  a devotee wants to buy a land and he wants to take approval from Goddess. First, he puts his question whether to buy that land or not infront of the priest. Then priest puts it infront of Goddess. If flower falls from Goddess head it indicates that she has given approval and he can buy the land. If flower doesnt fall from her head then he will not dare to buy the land.  
Goddess Durga Parameshwari - Kadavinkatta
Traditions and beliefs apart. kadavinkatta dam offers spectacular sight for visitors. Dont forget to visit this dam and Durga temple if you are in Bhatkal.

How To reach Bhatkal : Bhatkal is situated on the West Coast National Highway 17 and well connected by buses and Konkan Railway.
How to reach Kadavinkatta : It takes almost 30 minutes to reach Kadavinkatta from Bhatkal town. There is no bus facility to Kadavinkatta. You have to hire an auto or go by own vehicle. The road towards Kadavinakatta is very narrow. Only one vehicle can pass at a time. Enjoy the lush green paddy fields on both sides of the road and forget the bad conditions of the road :)


Rakesh Holla said...

Thanks for sharing new places...
Nice article good writeup with attractive photos...
I expecting more such articles from you..Keep posting....

biju said...

pls explain where is kadavinkatta and how to reac?

biju said...

pls explain where is kadavinkatta and how to reach? full details
pls mail me
thank u