Kamalashile is located at a distance of
35km from Kundapura in Udupi district.
Kamalashile is surrounded by beautiful
mountains and evergreen forests with the
river Kubja flowing by the side of it.

Kamalashile is famous for its ancient
Sri Brahmi Durgaparameshwari temple
located in heart of the village. The name
Kamalashile takes after the stone Linga.
Goddess Sri Brahmi Durgaparameshwari
is worshiped in the form of a Linga, which
is said to be convergence of
Goddesses Mahakali, Maha Lakshmi
and Maha Saraswathi
.

In the year 1968, flood water from the river
Kubja inundated the temple and the water
level rose to about 20 feet and the wall
towards the river collapsed. Later in the
year 1990 the entire temple was rebuilt.
Wood used in construction of the entire
temple are Halasu and Bhogi only.

A special Pooja is performed every evening
called as "Salaam Pooja" as a tribute to the
Muslim rulers Hyder Ali and his son
Tippu Sultan and the practice has been
there for a long time



    As per the instructions from His Holiness, Sri Sridhara Swamiji Maharaj of Varadapura in the year 1952, while
entering the inner quadrangle male devotees should remove their shirts and banyans, female devotes are requested to wear a saree or a salwar.

Sri Brahmi Durga Parameshwari Temple, Kamalashile comes under the Mujarai department of Government of Karnataka.
It is well managed by its dedicated Trustees.
Thousands of devotees come here from far and wide to perform Chandika Shanti, Chandika Parayana, Durga Shanti and other rituals.




Pooja type

Pooja to goddess Sri Brahmi Durga Parameshwari is done here with accordance to Vijayagama.In this procedure, Pooja is done 5 times a day
Usha Kala (Early Morning) - 6am.
Pratha Kala (Morning) - 8.30am.
Maddyana Kala (Afternoon) - 12.30pm.
Sandya Kala (Evening) - 5.30pm.
Ratri Kala (Night) - 8pm.
Tri-Kala Bali is also done here.
Not animal sacrifice, Bali is a procedure of offering rice to ashta-dikpalakas of goddess around the inner quadrangle in morning, afternoon and at night.

Devotees are suppose to put their offerings to hundi or pay at the office counter & collect relevant receipt. Offerings are not suppose to be put to the Mangala-Arati Plate.
If the Devotees would like to give dakshina to the Priests, they are suppose to give while taking theertha (Holy Water) or at the time of collecting the seva prasadam from Priest or at the counter.

 


Moola Prasadam

On every Ekadashi (twice a month) Mruthika (mud) is applied to Kamalashile Sri Brahmi Durgaparameshwari linga.
It is also called Mruthika-Ashtabandana. This is considered to be very sacred as once this mud is applied to linga,
it will stay on to the Linga even after abhisheka daily for about 15 days till is it changed on next Ekadashi.
This is given to devotees as Moola Prasadam; it can be mixed with water and take as theertha or gandha.

Temple is open for devotees from 6am to 8pm daily




Dwajha sthamba

Approximately 75 feet from its base to the tip &is made from 1 single
tree (Bhogi Tree) which was specially selected from the banks of River
Kubja.Approximately 200kgs of silver has been used to give plating to
the Dwajha Stamba & it was contributed by the devotees of the temple.
It was inaugurated on 2nd April 2010 and is marked as the day of
Dwajharohana.