The word Kalasa is a corruption of the Sanskrit root, Kalasa, which means a water pot or jug. In the context of Hindu temple architecture, every temple should have a round pinnacle placed at the top, known as the Kalasa. Geographically, Kalasa is surrounded by the Bhadra River on three sides with the Duggappana Katte hill at the South. Viewed from an altitude, the town resembles a pot, hence the name. The Kalaseshwara temple is located at the base of this hill. Kalasa is a holy temple-town located in Chikmagalur district in Karnataka. Kalasa is home to the Kalaseshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kalasa lies South-west of Chikmagalur and is located on the banks of the Bhadra River.
The origins of Kalasa are traceable to Mythology. Although unsubstantiated, local myths attribute the origin of Kalasa to an event mentioned found in the Skanda Purana. Accordingly, the wedding of Lord Shiv and Parvathi in Himalayas caused a shift in the Earth's rotation because of the attendance of all Gods and Goddesses. To restore the Earth's balance, Lord Shiva requested Sage Agasthya to travel south. Agasthya however, expressed his wish to witness the wedding. Lord Shiva assured to grant divine vision to the sage, which would enable him to witness the wedding from any part of the world. Agasthya travelled southward and resided in Kalasa from where he watched the wedding. Local legends state that a pilgrimage to Kalasa brings greater religious merit (punya) than a visit to Varanasi. The Girija Kalyana (marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvathi) is celebrated in Kalasa every year to commemorate this tradition. This auspicious occasion falls on Karthika Shuddha Ekadashi of Lunar calendar. Other legends also state that Sage Vasishta had lived in a hermitage near Kalasa as also the Skanda Dwaya.
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Small Torch with new Batteries
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