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Dharma in Action

Dharmasthala, the abode of Dharma is a pilgrim centre that draws devotees by thousands from near and far. Located on the banks of Netharavathi, it has religious institutions with a history that extends over 800 years. Representing a unique vision of religious tolerance it is a holy place that is the confluence of religions. Lord Manjunatheswara, a form of Shiva is worshipped here as are the native ‘Daivas’. The temple priests are Vaishnavaite Brahmins and the head of Dharmasthala Kshetra, the Heggade is a Jain by faith.

Renowned as a place of worship, Dharmasthala is also the centre of a revolutionary social movement. It is in fact the sponsor of a number of educational institutions that spans primary, collegiate, professional and vocational education. It has played a leading role in the revival of dying art forms such as the Yakshagana, Kasuti embroidery and others. The Kshetra has contributed significantly to improve health care and community development activities. It is in fact an institution that has firmly adopted the principle of Dharma in action by helping to improve the quality of life of the people.

visit official website of Sri Kshetra www.shridharmasthala.org

 



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