Some one suggested me to go to Bangalore by Morning 6.15 train, go to gokarna by bus so that you can see many mountains. Are you aware of bus timings that leaves around 11.00 A.M. Or shall we go to Mysore and go to Gokarna
I completed my trip to Gokarna. I booked the ticket through Redbus in Bangalore. But the journey was terrible. The redbus.co.in promises safe journey and drop. But in reality, it stopped 15 Kms away from temple. Even though the ticket was booked 20 days in advance, they care less but prefer to load parcels. You can say it is a Parcel service rather than Passenger service. It starts from Bangalore at 18.30., but with in Bangalore stopped for an hour for loading parcels. On the way it stopped in a third grade hotel at 22 Hrs., which was having N.V. and tea and coffee are more costly here. In the bus, it is sleeper but when you lie down, the bowels (Kudal) comes to your mouth resulting in vomiting sensation. So for elders it is not advisable to take a sleeper bus. Next day, we were forced by the Seabird Bus to get down at bypass road, which is 15 kms away from Gokarna Village! It was drizzling and we hired an auto to reach the lodge. We paid Rs150/=(That too a local man helped)
After reaching the lodge, we had our bath etc., and went to Temple. There we met the Manager, who sent us to the Prohit to speak on the rituals to be performed. Here we must bargain so that it suits your purse.
In the after noon we had our lunch at temple. The meals is served in steel plates! You can find no achchara here!!
Next day we performed the Vrushotsarga, which lasted for 3 hrs. and had our lunch at the prohit's house.
In the evening we went to local places like Om beach and other beaches.
Next day we went to Gangamma river and Om beach which cost us Rs350.
In the after noon we had lunch out side. The side dishes here has lots of Soombhu.
The temple they chant Rudram all through the day. Here any one can touch the Moolavar Saligram.
The temple gopuram is made with copper but that of a design that will be actually under/ base of the flag post.and with Moghul style.
The Flag post is made with a single stone on top there is a Nandhi in sitting pose.
There is Parvathi sannathi., dathathreya and Chandikeswarar. But Chandikeswarar is a linga.
At 8.00 PM daily, there is a pooja called SALAM pooja in honour of Tippu sultan, who donated lands to the temple.
My suggestion to any one visiting this village, avoid taking food in the temple. Try to move fast from the village as you could. It is best two days are enough that too if you have a Prayachchiththaa to do.
Dear Dr.T N Jambunathan, Thirukogarnam Bragadhambal is also called "araikaasu amman". If anything is lost, or misplaced , if we pray to this Ambal, we will definitely get back those. After that, we can give a small amount of Re.1/- or Re.5/- as kaanikkai to Her, and offer her Paanagam. I personally have experienced this, on several occasions. Bragathambal - azhagai kaana kann kodi vendum. I hope, you will agree with me. She is our family's ishta deivam.
i feel very uncomfortable reading this. why should we put the onus on God for our failings. particularly material ones.
if on occassion, you did not find your lost kaasu, will you blame the Ambal? i think it is best to pray to God for the sake of prayer, peace of mind and goodness of heart. Not to expect material rewards.
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