Sirsi is famous for the Marikamba temple, built in 1688. Sri Marikamba Temple of Sirsi is a famous Devi shrine situated in the state of Karnataka. The temple is highly regarded by the devotees spread not just all over Karnataka but also in the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Every alternate year millions of devotees from remote parts of the country gather at Sirsi to participate in the famous Shri Marikamba Fair. Darshana of Devi is considered to be extremely auspicious during the time of the fair.

Sirsi Marikamba Jatra is one of the most biggest jatra in Karnataka. Sirsi Marikamba Jatra-2012 is starts from March 6 and ends on March 14.

The famous 'Marikamba Jaathre', commemorating the goddess Marikamba is held by the temple authorities every alternate year. Nearly a lakh devotees from all parts of the country attend the fair, making it one of the biggest festivals in the region. Close to the Marikamba temple are the temples dedicated to Maha Ganapati and Shri Gopalakrishna.

Route Map to Sirsi:

KSRTC buses available from Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum, Mangalore, Mubai, Bellari, Davanagere, Sagar, Karwar, Kumta, Tumkur, Shivamogga, Hassan, Kollapur, Panaji, Hangal, Haveri & all major towns of Karnataka.

Nearest Railway station: Haveri (65km), Hubli (100km), Shivamooga (125km).

Nearest Airport: Hubli, Mangalore, Panaji

Note: To know the information about Sirsi see in this blog only. Blog Link about Sirsi is: http://yashaswipayana.blogspot.in/2009/05/sirsi.html

Accommodation:

You can stay in hotels like Panchavati, Madhuvana, Samrat, Shivani, President, Jayashree lodge, Triveni lodge etc.

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Photos: Shriharsha.B.S , Raghavendra Betkoppa, Manu Bhat, Surendranath
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