Idagunji is a village in Honnavara taluk, Uttar Kannada district, which has the famous Vinayaka temple. The temple is the main attraction at Idagunji, receiving more than 1 million devotees per year.
Uttara Kannada district is a place with many religious Hindu temples, which includes famous temples like, Shree Vinayaka and Mahabaleshwara temple in Gokarna, Shree Vinayaka Devasthana at Idagunji and Lord Shiva temple at Murudeshwara.
All these temples are ancient with a history of more than 1500 years.
Honnavara is a coastal town within Uttara Kannada district. It lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and on the banks of the river Sharavathi. The town is famous for its scenic natural beauty with beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscapes.
Idagunji Devasthana (temple) is about 15 kms from Honnavara. Buses, mini vans and tempos operate frequently from Honnavara to Idagunji temple.
National Highway 17 ( NH17) connects Honnavara and Bhatkal. Idagunji road is a slight deviation on this part of NH 17. Landmark for this deviation on NH17 is Idagunji entrance arch, which is about 11kms from Honnavara. Idagunji Devasthana is situated about 4 kms from this entrance arch.
Even though Konkan Railway passes near Idagunji entrance arch, the nearest station the person can alight is Honnavara or Murudeshwara. One can alight at Honnavara station, if coming from Goa or at Murudeshwara station if travelling from Mangalore direction.
Devotees can visit Idagunji temple, have darshana of "Shree Vinayaka Devaru", attend "Maha Abhisheka" and "Maha Mangalarathi" performed to "Lord Vinayaka" at noon. "PANCHAKHADYA" a special nivedhya prepared for "Vinayaka Devaru" is distributed as prasadha to devotees. All devotees can have free "Bhojana" at noon, in "Mayura Prasada Bhojanalaya" at Idagunji temple.
Accomodation facilities for devotees are available at Idagunji temple. Other accomodations are available at nearby places like Honnavara, Kumta and Bhatkal.
Visit Idagunji devasthana and get "Shree Vinayaka Devaru's" blessings today and all through the year.