Bhagyadha Lakshmi Baramma!!!1
Sukravaradha poojeya velege
Kallur(Manvi taluk) is a village, about 13 miles from Raichur. This place is referred as second kolhapur. The temple has statues of both Lord Venkateshwara and Mahalakshmi.The temple has a great significance as both Srinivsa and Lakshmi ( husband and wife) are situated together in this place.
Address and contact number:
Sri Mahalakshmi Temple,Sri Mahalakshmi Temple,Kalluru,Manvi Taluk,Raichur District,Karnataka PIN-584118)
Srinivas acharya(Resident of Kallur), was a great devotee of Sri Kolhapur Mahalakshmi. Every year he visited Kolhapur during Navarathri time(8th day) and he offered Sandalwood(chandan) to Goddess Mahalaksmi. But due to his Age, He was not able to travel a long. He was so saddened as he was not able to visit Goddess as before. One day on his dreams, He got a strange dream. He heard the voice saying “I will come to see you in Navarathri”. Next day while srinivas acharya was performing his daily duties, He was recollecting the dream and was stunned on the words “I will come to see you in Navarathri”. Days passed by. Navarathri came. Srinivas acharya was grinding chandan.
The smooth grinding stone was hard at places. he did not pay too much attention but continued the grinding process to collect more chandan. Further he noticed that the roughness was becoming more and more. He took the chandan in a bowl and cleaned the stone. To his surprise He saw smiling face of goddess mahalaxmi was looking at him. The carved form of Goddess has actually caused roughness. Tears of joy filled his eyes. Kallur then attained the status of Karveerpura(Kolhapur). Goddess Mahalakshmi resides there. An year latter Venkateshwara swamy idol was found and installed along with Mahalakshmi
The pure bhakthi and dedication of Sri Srinivasa acharya brought mahalakshmi to his place. Miracles were happened, is happening and will happen!!! Jai sri Lakshmi Mathe!!!
ಆನಂದತೀರ್ಥ ವರದೇ ದಾನವಾರಣ್ಯ ಪಾವಕೇ |
ಜ್ಞಾನದಾಯಿನಿ ಸರ್ವೇಶೇ ಶ್ರಿನಿವಾಸೇಸ್ತು ಮೇ ಮನಃ |
ಶ್ರೀ ವೆಂಕಟೇಶಂ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀಶಂ ಅನಿಷ್ಟಘ್ನಂ ಅಭೀಷ್ಟದಂ |
ಚತುರ್ಮುಖೇರ ತನಯಂ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸಂ ಭಜೇ ನಿಶಂ |
Anandha Theertha Varade, Dhanavaranya Pavake,
Gnanadayini Sarveshe, Srinivastume Manaha;
Sri Venkatesham Lakshmisham Anistagnam Abhistadam,
Chaturmukhera Tanayam Srinivasam Bhajenisham