Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba Temple
History and museums
Located on the banks on Netravathi river, the Shri Vinayaka Shankaranarayana Durgamba temple is notable for its scenic view. It is the sanctum sanctorum of thousands of devotees from all over the world. The temple is 3 km from Marnabailu.
Devotees wholeheartedly participate in the age-old Jathra Mahotsava and many other religious activities conducted at the Kshethra.
In spite of natural deterioration, the Kshethra has maintained its status through its religious and social activities. Under the able guidance of Shri A.C. Bhandary, the current managing trustee of the temple, development works are proceeding rapidly.
The newly built all-purpose "Nanda Deepa" auditorium, the spacious new Bhojanashala, "The Community Tower", have all improved the historically famous Kshethra. The Thirtha Mantap and Gharbhagudi of the Lord Vinayaka, Lord Shankara Narayana, Lord Shri Durgamba have been remodeled. A new main entrance and Swagatha Gopuram at the entrance have been built. A new brass-covered holy flagpole has been erected. Many more development activities are planned at the Kshethra.
"Akhaya, Neyhravathi" which caters to the mid-day meals program and free medical checkup camp has been set up at the Kshethra to serve the people of the region.