Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari temple has a history of about 800 years. The meaning of Bappanadu is 'Bappa's Village'. It is believed that, Bappa Beary, a Muslim merchant is responsible for the construction of Goddess Durga Parameshwari temple here. Since then the place is come to be known as 'Bappanadu' and the first honorary prasadam of the annual car festival is offered to the successors of Bappa Beary every year.
Sri Durga Parameswari Temple at Bappanadu is one of the important seats of Shakti worship in Dakshina Kannada district. Here main deity is in the form of Lord Shiva Linga (symbolic statue). Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari Temple has been regarded as a symbol of communal harmony, devotees from all faiths offer prayers here.
Bappanadu's Dolu is well known and a large drum can be found in the temple premises. During annual car festival a community allowed to participate in beating of drums which is done with great enthusiasm and devotion. This festival occurs near Bappanadu Durga Parameswari temple comes in the day of Meena Masa Shuddha Chathurdhashi and celebrated for eight days with unique feature in each day.
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