Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: (Hindu)
Yellamma Devi or Renuka Devi is a family god of a large number of Hindus. It is about 90 KMS from Belgaum and 45 KMS from Dharwad. The mountain is called Yellamman Gudi (Yellamma's mountain). The sanctuary additionally houses the hallowed places of Ganesha, Mallikarjun, Parashuram, Ekanath and Siddeeshwar.
The sanctuary is implicit Chalukyan style structural engineering while the carvings reflect Jain construction modeling. The sanctuary was built by Bomappa Naik of Raybag in the year 1514.
Yellamma or Renuka is the little girl of King Renuka Raja. She wedded paragon of piety Jamadagni and conceived 5 children. The most youthful child is Parashuram, a warrior and well known legendary figure who annihilated malice Kshatriya lords. The story is that on the request of his father Jamadagni, Parashuram executed his mother Runika Devi. The father was enchanted and favored his child with one wish of his decision. Parashuram requested his mother back.
Fans from Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh visit the hallowed place adjust the year. Karnataka state transport transports employ consistently from Belgaum, Dharwad, Hubli, Raichur and Bagalkot. Numerous fairs are held at the sanctuary between October and February. At the end of February, the full moon day of Marghasheesh month of Hindu datebook is an unique reasonable, called Yellama Jatra. This day is known as Bharat Hunnime. Many fans throng the spot throughout this time. On this event, Yellamma is venerated in the way of Shakti Puja, a goddess of quality and fearlessness.
This custom, exceptionally pervasive in the south, prompted practices which downgraded young ladies. Exertions are constantly made in cutting edge India to kill this practice.