Timings : 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM, Everyday
Dress Code : Men: Full-length Pants or dhotis with/without a shirt
Women: Modest clothing with full-length pants/skirt, no sleeveless or short clothing.
Built in 1068 AD, this temple has the typical Hindu architectural style on the basic Vijaynagri style. It is situated at the base of the Kadri hills, the chief deity being Manjunatha. The temple has many caves around it as it is located on hillocks. These caves have depictions that go back to prehistoric times. Kadri was once the centre of Buddhism. Buddhism declined and the Natha Prantha, a new religion, came to being. They were believers of Lord Shiva and the devotees were called Jogis. The temple was renovated many times and the current structure was done in the 14th century.
The temple has an interest connection to Lord Parasurama as well. it is said that Lord Parashurama was asked to find a new abode called Kadrivana for Lord Shiva. Lord Manjunatha with his many wants stayed here, and with the help of Vishwakarma, the temple was constructed here.
Behind the temple on the hill is the Kashi Bhageerathi Theerth. It is believed that the water comes from River Bhageerathi in Kashi. As a tradition, devotees visit here before entering the temple.
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