Dhanu Pooja at Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple is one of the famous celebrations. In 2016, Dhanu Pooja begins on December 15. Dhanu Sankranti marks the beginning of Dhanu Masam in Hindu calendar. Mahapooja is performed at 7’0 clock in the morning throughout the month of Dhanu Masam.
Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple is one of the famous Shakti Temples in Karnataka state. Kateel is located at a distance of 26 kms from Mangalore city.
The holy temple is situated on an islet in the middle of the sacred river Nandini amidst panoramic scenes and fascinating greenery. Thousands of devotees visit Kateel every day to seek blessings from goddess Durga Parameshwari.