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Adi Shankara with disciples, by Raja Ravivarma,1904

Maranakatte is located at a distance of 16 km from Kundapura on the way to Kollur and the village is also called[1] Kanchinakodlu. There is a Brahmalingeshwara Temple which is located on the banks of a river in the northside which then takes a steep turn towards east which increases the beauty of the spot.


It is believed that Goddess Mookambika performed a Marana Homa here after Killing the wicked Mookasura. The Temple faces east side & the Sanctorum faces the north. By the sides of main statue Brahmalingeshwara there is Malyali Yakshi & Vata Yakshi & also two Dwarapalakas. In front of the Sanctorum there is a Buvaneshwari Yanthra or Sri Chakra, believed to have been established by Adi Shankara. Beside the “Brahmalingeshwar Gudi” there is a ” Daivadha mane “ of Haiguli and Chikku.

Influenced by Adi Shankara[edit]

The temple is also influenced by sage Adi Shankaracharya, who established the Sri Chakra at this temple.[citation needed]


The day of Makara Sankranthi, a temple fair is arranged here which attracts large number of people from all over the district and neighbouring districts. The speciality of the place is settling of disputes & promises uttered in the name of God which have a deep influence in the mind of the devotees.

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Miracles of Maranakatte Sri Brahmalingeshwara Temple on