The Shree Vinayaka Devaru(ಗಣಪತಿ ಇಡಗುಂಜಿ) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Ganesha (Vinayaka), located on the West Coast of India in the Idagunji town in Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka state, India. The temple’s popularity as a religious place is recorded by about 1 million devotees visiting it annually.
It is one of the six famous Ganesha temples on the west coast of India, which is also popularly called the “Ganesha Coast”. Idagunji Devasthana is an ancient temple with a history of more than 1500 years.
How To Reach
Idagunji where the temple is located is a small village on the west coast of India close to the Sharvathi River which joins the Arabian Sea. It is close to Manki, Mavinakatte and is about 14 km from Honavar, 28 km from Navilgaon, 65 km from Gokarna, and 7 km from a road which branches from the National Highway 17 (India), towards the west coast.Honnavara, the capital of the taluk in which Idagunji lies, is also the nearest railway station.