Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sri Chamundeshwari temple- Gowdagere


 years ago, a 6th grader in his farm was playing with his friends. They decided to build a miniature temple with a few bricks, twigs and leaves. They built the temple. Now, all they needed was a god’s idol to worship. One boy took the responsibility of bringing in an idol. As he was heading for his house, on the way he found a very small Chamundeshwari Devi idol, made out of metal. He picked it up, and placed it at the centre of the temple tent. The idol was too small and was hardly visible. The boy decided to bring a bigger Chamundeshwari Devi photo from his house. With the Chamudeshwari photo, the boys prayed. It was just any other day until the boy (who found the idol & brought the picture) fell unconscious. From that day on the small boy looked very weak and was fainting every day. The worried parents took the boy to the finest Specialists doctors, however all the reports pertaining to boy’s health was absolutely normal. They then decided that it may be a work of black magic and so consulted many witch doctors. No one could help the parents or the boy. Then there came an astrologer, who after looking at the boy’s horoscope delivered the good news to the boy’s parents. He said, ‘‘your boy is absolutely fine and he has no illness nor he is possessed by the bad spirits. He has acquired clairvoyance by the grace of goddess Chamundeshwari Devi –their home deity.’’ He told the parents not mistake ‘’Trance’’ with fainting. The parents looked revealed. 

The boy started foretelling while he is in trance. All his words started coming true. The villagers were astonished by the boy’s accuracy. One day while in Trance told his parents that it is the order of Goddess Chamundeshwari Devi that there should be a temple erected for her just next to field where the boy initially built the miniature temple. People took the orders very seriously and built a small simple temple for the goddess. From that day on the boy became the priest of the small temple. 

Mallesh is in his early 20s. He has taken the responsibility of taking care of the temple. He says that every time he stepped inside the sacred Sanctum of Sri Chamundeshwari Devi Temple, he can feel the strong energy all over his body. He says as soon as he enters and takes a good look at the idol, all that he could hear and see is the sound of anklets of a very small girl (5/6) wearing traditional silk skirt and finally merging with the idol. He has no memory as what happens next. And this has been this way for quite some time. This is the time he starts foretelling, he addresses all the devotees with out seeing them by their name. He also states their problems individually and also gives solution to it. 

The entire village considers this temple to be very powerful. Also, one of the interesting facts about this temple is the ‘’temple ox’’ or ‘’basava’’. It is believed that when Mallesh was in trance he requested for the ox for the temple. The ox also has the same powers as that of mallesh and they work in tandem at the temple. When Mallesh is in trance, the ox would be normal and vice versa. 

A local farmer was incurring a lot of loss in his business. He did not know as what was happening. Mallesh while in trance informed the farmer that it was the work of a black magic. He also gave the solution to it. The materials used for the black magic were all hidden in the farm and the farmer did not know how to find it has he had a quite a big farm. To ease the farmer's stress, mallesh (now out of his trance) sent the temple ox to the farmer’s field. The temple ox came around his field and abruptly stopped at one point. With his horn, it poked the ground. The farmer started digging the ground fanatically. For his shock he found a small metal pot and the black magic materials in his field. A Kannada news Channel captured this whole event live. 

The temple has been a sanctuary for the people affected by the black magic. This place is also a very important destination for the alcoholics who have difficulty in quitting. Just visiting this temple alone, will destroy any negative energy. The goddess here is real and very powerful.  So if you think you might be a victim of black magic, this is the temple you need to be heading to.  One important thing to be noted is Mallesh is not considered as a “”SWAMIJI’’ by the villagers he is treated like any other 23/24 year old. The powerful Chamundeshwari Devi Temple is located in Gowdagare in Channapattana Taluk of Ramanagaram Dist in Karnataka. The goddess her is extremely powerful. So when you are in Bangalore do not forget to seek her blessings. 

May the Chamundeshwari Devi removes all our hurdles and blesses us with happiness, prosperity and good health.

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