ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಪುರ ಸು೦ಕದಕಟ್ಟೆ ಶ್ರೀವಿನಾಯಕ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ:ಜೀರ್ಣೋದ್ದಾರ ಮನವಿ
Sunkadakatte Sri Vinayaka Temple is situated on the road leading to the river port which was an important transit point in yester-years. Sunkadakatte used to be place for collection of tolls (‘Sunka’ in Kannada) for the ferry transport. Sri Vinayaka Temple on Sunkadakatte was the place where passengers and devotees used to pray and pay their obeisance for safe onward journey.
This temple is over six hundred years oldand is one of the oldest in Kallianpur. It is being worshipped since, at least 14th Century AD. The Vinayaka idol is extremely charming. The idol is about 30 cms tall and is carved out of jet-black stone. The attributes in the upper two arms Vaishnavite, namely ‘Chakra’ and ‘Shankha’. The lower two arms hold ‘Modaka’ and ‘Danta’. Lord Vinayaka, depicted seated with both the legs touching the ground, and carved with great detail is a constant reminder of the glory of Vijayanagara Empire.
While devotees from all sections of the society and from places in and around Kallianpur worship Sunkadakatte Lord Sri Vinayaka, it is one of the Saraswat temples and is managed by Chitrapur Saraswat residents since a long time.
Over the years, the sacred shrine suffered financial strain to the extent that even the daily viniyogas were affected. The paulies, surroundings and garbhagriha were also in a state of disrepair as a result of age or neglect. Therefore, with sashtang pranaams and humble prayers, at the lotus feet of Lord Vinayaka, we have endeavored to bring back the glory of the sacred and powerful shrine to benefit devotees from His divine blessings. The estimated cost of reconstruction is in the range of Rs75 to 100 Lakhs and it is also proposed to raise funds for Nitya Viniyoga, amounting to Rs.50 Lakhs, to ensure His devout worship on a regular basis.
We, therefore, appeal to all the devotees to contribute wholeheartedly towards ‘Jeernodhara’ of the temple.Donations of any amount are welcome and are gratefully accepted. For Donations above Rs 50,000/-, the donor’s name will be displayed prominently at the temple premises after construction.Cheques, DDs or Bank transfers may be drawn in the name of
Sunkadakatte Sri Vinayaka Temple
A/c No.: 01442200022013, With Syndicate Bank (Now Canara Bank), Kallianpur, 576 114 IFSC: SYNB0000144
Trustees, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple Trust, Kallianpur