Kateel is a very famous pilgrimage center located at a distance of 25 Km North of Mangalore city. In the southern part of Dakshina Kannada (South Canara) district.
It is a very famous tourist center. It is situated on the banks of River Nandini. Beautiful surroundings can be seen here. Kateel is very well surrounded by panoramic scenes and the beauty is enhanced by the beautiful hills. The temple at Kateel is dedicated to Goddess Durgaparameshwari. The holy temple is situated in the middle of the sacred river, Nandini. Kateel is located in the North side of the of Mangalore city. . You can also visit this place by bus from different city. Booking Tickets Online can be done in advance to visit this place. When one comes to Mangalore surely visits this divine place. Booking Tickets Online has been offered by many travel portals. Online bus tickets are free from all the hassles as it is easily booked from anywhere anytime.
During the early part of the period which is known as Kaliyuga, severe times draught took place. Rain did not visit this place for several years. The earth got converted into a barren piece of land and the rivers dried. No food made the entire residents to starve. Jabali maharshi took the initiation to stop this suffering, he performed a Yajana to put an end to all griefs and sufferings. He went to the place resided by dev, approached Devendra. He told the entire sorrow and requested him to send Kamadhenu, the celestial cow, along with him for the yajna. Devendra asked Jabali to take Nandini (Kamadhenu’s daughter). He told so because Kamadhenu had been to Varuna Loka. Nandini refuged to go to the earth, as per her belief earth was inhabited by the sinners. Jabil became very angry and cursed her to flow on the earth in the form of a river. Nandni asked for mercy but even the Goddess Durga was unable to take the curse back. Goddess Durga told the Nandni to flow as a river but convinced that The Goddess will take birth as her daughter in the center of the river. This way Nandini will be free from the curse. This happened in the reality. Jabili performed his yajna and this resulted in the happiness of the earth. You can visit this beautiful religious place by Booking Tickets Online .