KADRI MANJUNATHESHWARA, MANGALURU (KAR)

Kadri Manjunatha is believed to be the oldest Shiva Shrine in Mangaluru.
It also has tanks with natural springs and laterite caves known as Pandava Caves.
The Kadri Hill has the biggest centre of Natha Pantha (cult) in South India.

After defeating and ending Kshatriyas, Parashurama donated all land to Kashyap. He, then, meditated upon Shiva.
Shiva told Parashurama that he would incarnate as Manjunath and asked him to meditate at Kadalivana (today’s Kadri).
Parashurama visited the new land and found a Kadalivana (plantain field) and one Rasakoopa (well). Shiva appeared in that Rasakoopa and later Vishwakarma created a shrine.
Ma Parvathi also settled here and Saptakoti Mantras settled here as Sapta Teerthas (7 ponds).
Much later, Kadri became a buddhist centre and after that the Natha pantha. The Jogis of Jogimutt still reside here and worship Manjunatha.
The place has a natural spring called Gomukha. It is said that water flows in it from Ganga in Kashi, hence called Kashi Bhagirathi Tirth.

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