Saundatti-yellamma Tourism & Travel Guide

The Yellamma Temple is located in the Belcaum District of Saundatti and is exactly at a [place known as Yellanmmagudda. This temple is one of the very few ancient ones dedicated to Goddess Renuka. The temple is in the Rashtrakuta and chalukya styles and there are a number of sub shrines inside. These shrines are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Parashurama, Lord Eknath and Lord Siddheshwara. According to legents Renuka was married to Sage Jamadagni who had performed penace and earned the blessings of Anger Gods. Renuka used serve her husband and help him with all his work and worship with a lot of dedication. She gave birth to 5 sons and out of this the youngest one was Parashurama after he got the blessings of Shiva and Parvathi. Everyday Renuka went to the river and bathed there after which she would catch a snake and turn in into a convolution and bring it along with water. One day she lost her concentration while bathing and came back empty handed. This made her husband extremely angry and he cursed her. He ordered the sons to kill their mother. None of the sons except Parashuram agreed and he cut down the head of his mother with his axe. After this the head of Goddess Renuka is said to have multiplied thousands and ten thousands time and this is when people understood that she was no ordinary human being but a goddess.
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An awesome bike trip 13 days 3000kms ...... home state welcomed me with rains and home city with much much more .... was so thrilled .... a trip that took me thru ancient temples dating 1000 of years.... to the great monolithic Nandi ..... buddhist stupas ..... dense jungles to see a peacock dancing impressing his mate ... scaled the hills .... drank the mountain stream .... dark caves where bats reside .... underground shiva temple .... bath at the conjunction of the two rivers .... to some off-roading .... played hide and seek with the rains ... lost track to the vegetation like hansel and gretel..... been chased away by the fog ... to the curious villagers ... and lots more ..... thanks to lord a trip worth remembering for years to come...

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You can start from the Caves then head Yellamma temple - Mallikarjun Temple - Bhuthanatha Temple and go on the top to Uppar Shivalay and Lower Shivalay....

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2 Km From Saundatti Village, Belgaum

Weekend Getaways from Saundatti-Yellamma  

This is the capital of the state of Goa and is probably the smallest state capital. Panaji is also the headquarters of the North Goa District and is situated on the banks of the Mandovi River Estuary is the Tiswada Region. The more popular name is Panaji but Panjim is also a commonly used term. This was the name by which the Portuguese used to address this city. When the whole of India got independence, Goa was still under the colonial rule of the Portuguese who freed it a number of years later. The Portuguese effect is what you will get in each and every thing of Goa and Panjim too. The attractions here are the lovely white church, the food that you will get here and of course the different types of building lined on the sides of the narrow streets. These houses are the remains of the various clans who have ruled here including the Latins and the Portuguese. The houses look beautiful and brightly coloured and many of them have simple yet pretty wrought iron balconies too. Many of these are now either resorts for budget concious travellers or restaurants for the ones who love to taste Portuguese and Goan cuisine.


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