Dharma in Action
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.
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