Kumbashi Annegudde Temple:
On top of the hills lies the famous Ganesha Temple and at the bottom lies the
"Hari-Hara","Chenna Keshava" and Surya" temples.
Beautiful sceanary,a peaceful climate,tall green trees ,a far away vision of the
western ghats on one side and on the opposite side a sight of the arabian sea increases
the attraction of this area.Sri Vadiraja called it GoMukha.
which is in a beautiful pond ("sarovara").
On one end there is a sanctorum of Lord Harihara and to the other end a sanctorum of
Lord Chennakeshava.The diety is made of a beautiful black stone which is considered
rare among the rarest.
If we move further south we get into one of the oldest (SuryaNarayana Temples). The attractive
diety is around 4ft with the pedestal .
On the way we get to the steps to Vinayaka Kshethra called "Madhuvana" in "Thetrayuga"
,"Hari-Hara Kshetra in "KrithYuga","Gowthamashrama" in "Dwapara Yuga" and in "Kaliyuga"
ie the place of penance of sage Gowthama ie KUMBASHI.
History says that there was a giant called "KHUMBA" who was killed by "Bheema" with the
help of a sword("asi") .This sword which was blessed by Vigneshwara.
As a result the place is named as "KUMBA"+ "ASI"="KUMBASHI".The deity is of "VIRAT"
style attracting thousands of people every day.
Material Contributed by:Praveen
Photo Contributed by:Sujan Nailady