Narahari Parvatha Sadashiva Temple, Panemangalore is located in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka. Narahari Parvatha Sadashiva Temple is situated on National highway no: 48 that connect Bangalore to Mangalore.
The temple belongs to the age of Pandavas. Narahari Parvatha is perfectly surrounded by fascinating greeneries and panoramic scenes. The shrine is at a distance of nearly 28km from Mangalore. The ‘Sadashiva Shrine’ is situated 1,000 feet above sea-level on the said hill.
The ardent followers plus admirers strongly believe that on Monday of the Karthika month, having a dip in these ponds is largely regarded as sacred. As per the local legends and Hindu religious scholars, “It is believed that Nara and Hari, incarnations of Lord Vishnu were supposed to have performed the penance at this place. There are ponds atop of the hill in the shape of Shanka (Conch), Chakra (Wheel), Gadha (Weapon) and Padma (Lotus).” The ardent followers plus admirers should climb nearly 150 steps to reach the shrine. This particular shrine is dedicated to lord Shiva.
A large number of ardent followers plus admirers visit this shrine on these days of the festivals. Other festivals celebrated in this shrine are Sri Ganesh Chaturthi, Nagapanchami and Shivaratri.
On the day of Amavasya, an abhishekam with tender coconut will fulfill all the desires. Ardent followers plus admirers also perform ‘Baliwadu Seva’ and ‘Pasharpane’ in this shrine. ‘Thotilu Magu Seva’ is performed for the children to get better future and remove their doshams.
Hindu religious ardent followers plus admirers throng this hill spot during the Sona Amavasya and Aati Amavasya for Teerthasnana which means a dip in the ponds.