Swamy Koragajja Aadisthala – Koragajja Temple – Kuthar


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What is the story behind Koragajja?

There are different versions of the story behind Koragajja, and it varies depending on the region and the community’s beliefs. One common version of the story goes like this:

According to local legends, a demon named Andasura once terrorized the Tulu Nadu region, causing harm to people and crops. The people of the region prayed to Lord Shiva for help, and Lord Shiva manifested himself as Koragajja to defeat the demon.

Koragajja battled Andasura and emerged victorious, thereby saving the people of the region from his tyranny. The people of Tulu Nadu then started worshipping Koragajja as a protector and savior. Over time, the worship of Koragajja became an important part of the cultural and religious traditions of the region.

In another version of the story, Koragajja is said to have been a shepherd boy who had a divine vision of Lord Shiva. The boy then started performing miracles and was recognized as an incarnation of Lord Shiva by the local people.

Regardless of the version, the worship of Koragajja is deeply rooted in the traditions and beliefs of the Tulu Nadu region, and continues to be an important aspect of the local culture.


When Koragathaniya was just 30 days old, his mother passed away. Thereafter even his father passed away and Koragathaniya became an orphan. Koragathaniya left his home Javanda Male, in the midnight and reached Bolungari. Sitting on the sand in Bolungari, he offered daddalkai (fruit of a tree called daddal in Tulu) and sand, instead of coconut and rice to god and prayed facing east. Just then a lady by the name Myrakke Baidyethi appeared before him.
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Kuthar junction, Ranipura road, near Bala samrakshana Kendra( ashrama, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575017
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Koragathaniya’s father’s name is ‘Varavana Odi’ and mother’s name is ‘Korapolu Maire’. When Koragathaniya was just 30 days old, his mother passed away.

Toddy, alcohol, beeda & chakkuli are offer by the people.

Seven aadisthalas of koragajja:
1. Dekkadu adisthala, kuthar.
2. Someshwara aadisthala
3. Bolya aadisthala
4. Mitha agela aadisthala
5. Ujila aadisthala
6. Thala aadisthala
7. Derlakatte aadisthala

Koragajja is one of the most powerful Daivas of tulunad.koragajja has been fulfilling the wishes of his devotees & blessing them from time immemorial. Hence ,he is being worshipped by people far & wide.

Koragajja, an avatar of Lord Shiva, is worshipped in the Tulu Nadu region of southern India for his power to protect from evil spirits and diseases. The worship of Koragajja is characterized by elaborate rituals and offerings of food and drink, and is often accompanied by music and dance. Koragajja embodies the protective aspect of Lord Shiva and is revered for his ability to ward off evil and provide blessings to his devotees. The worship of Koragajja is an important part of the cultural and religious traditions of the Tulu Nadu region

Tulunadu is the abode of daivas. The traditions, culture, rituals and belief systems of this land has its own significance and importance. Daivaradhane is one of the main modes of worship prevailing in Tulunad. The residents of Tulunad have been worshipping the daivas with great devotion and faith from generations together. Daivas have been always guiding and protecting their devotees by warding off their miseries and fulfilling their wishes.
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‘Koragathaniya’ is the actual name of koragajja.

People used to fondly offer him alcohol, betel nut, chakkuli. These things are considered as the favourite items for Lord Koragajja.

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