Kannada, Kannadiga, Kannadigaru, Karnataka,

Kannadigarella ondaagi Kannadavannu ulisona, kalisona and belesona

Hebri is a small town enroute from Udupi to Agumbe.

Hebri is a small town enroute from Udupi to Agumbe. Hebri is at foot of Western Ghats of India in Karnataka state. It is a junction of roads leading to Brahmavar, Karkala, Shimoga and Udupi. The place is scenic and splendid with evergreen forests. Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is located nearby.This sanctuary houses some of the endangered species like the Lion-Tailed Macaque.

Its local language happens to be Tulu, though Kannada also is prominently spoken. The local deity (also known as the Grama Devaru in kannada ) is “Ananthpadmanabha”.


Sri Anantha Padmanabha Temple, Hebri

Hebri in Karkala taluk is a prominent business centre of Udupi district. Situated just beneath the picturesque Agumbe Ghats, Hebri, enriched by the flow of river Seethanadi, has a number of agro-based industries such as cashew processing, rice mills, oil mills, cattle feed manufacturing and others. It also has a calm atmosphere, surrounded by green paddy fields, arecanut, coconut and cashew plantations and thick, green forests.

The name ‘Hebri’ has been arrived from a word- Hebberi. The village had an enormous ‘Bheri’ (Drum), an instrument producing huge noise, which was used to caution people during calamities. This Bheri (Hebberi) brought a beautiful name for a colourful town.

Lord Anantha Padmanabha is the presiding deity of the Temple, situated on the main road. The Temple premise also accommodates the shrines of Kshethrapala, Khadga Ravana and Dhoomavathi. The idol, a beautiful black granite sculpture in standing posture, is three feet in height. Famous historian late Dr Gururaj Bhat, who had studied the sculpture of the deity, was of the opinion that the deity should have to be recognised as Lord Srinivasa. But available lithographs, which also point at the generous donations of some kings to this Temple, have mentioned the deity as Sri Anantha Devaru or Sri Anantha Padmanabha. Three different idols were installed simultaneously in three Temples at Hebri, Perdur and Iruvathur.

A Brahmin family was brought here in the 18th century for worshipping Lord Anantha Padmanabha. Beedina Ballala family of Hebri is looking after the management of the Temple on hereditary basis.

It is said that in the beginning of the 20th century, almost half of the Hebri Town was reduced to ashes in a fire accident. The Temple Car (Ratha) also became a victim of the fire. Later devotees offered a new Car for their Lord. Annual festival- Gounothsava- is held for five days starting from Kumbha Sankramana.


Boost for adventure sports near Hebri

Staff Correspondent


  • 30 tourists can be accommodated at Sitanadi Nisarga Dhama
  • Department promoting trekking activities
  • Parasailing may be introduced at Kundadri Hills near Agumbe


    UDUPI: Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary Range Officer M.B. Angady said on Monday that the Department of Forests is promoting adventure sports activities in the Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Mr. Angady told presspersons at Hebri in Udupi district that at present the Sitanadi Nisarga Dhama (Sitanadi Nature Camp) near Hebri can accommodate 30 tourists. The department will build more log-huts to meet the inflow of tourists and adventure sport lovers. A library will be built for tourists at the nature camp.

    The department is promoting trekking activities in the sanctuary with the help of the Jungle Lodges and Resorts, a Government of Karnataka undertaking. Since the tiger census will be taken up at the sanctuary from December 7 to 27 as part of a countrywide initiative, tourists will not be permitted into the sanctuary during this period, Mr. Angady said.

    Adreno Adventure Sports Managing Director M.R. Manjunath, who was present at the press meet, said Adreno is conducting a survey at the Kundadri Hills near Agumbe in Shimoga district to promote parasailing. If the survey report is positive, parasailing will be taken up there. Adreno is conducting parasailing activities at Kodachandri Hills near Kollur in Udupi district. He said the Jungle Lodges and Resorts is promoting white water river rafting at Sita River from June to October at Varahi River from October to June and at Anejari Nature Camp throughout the year.

    River kayaking is promoted at Varahi and Anejari. Mountaineering and trekking activities are being promoted in the Someshwara and Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuaries.

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    Nearby Cities and Towns to HEBRI
    West North East South
      Golikatte (10.5 nm) Someshwar (5.3 nm) Perduru (7.0 nm)Karkal (16.0 nm)



    June 8, 2007 - Posted by | EKAVI UDUPI


    1. Hi was planning to udipi for river rafting….can u suggest place of stay and whom to contact to actually go for rafting

      Comment by Neel | September 10, 2008 | Reply

    2. Can any one give me the contact person name and his number to book…

      Comment by Subramanya | November 5, 2008 | Reply

    3. could you mention the details for accomodation and what activities are being carried out in the month of jan-feb.

      Comment by Priyanka | January 22, 2009 | Reply

    4. could you mention the details of all beautiful and famous temple name and picture

      Comment by sahana | April 28, 2009 | Reply

    5. my native

      Comment by nandan | April 20, 2010 | Reply

    6. Belanje is one of the native place.

      Comment by Sachin lunar Shetty | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    7. Belanje temple awaits facelift
      Hebri, May 21, DHNS

      Mallikarjuna temple in Belanje in Hebri has a history of more than thousand years. A pond in front of Mallikarjuna temple in Belanje is awaiting a facelift.

      According to a inscription, the temple was built after the king of Barkur won a battle, one thousand years ago. On the request of queen, the temple was built. The tank was also built during the same period. Unfortunately, the tank is in a neglected condition as desilting has not been undertaken. The temple was renovated in 1985. However, the pond was not developed. Owing to the negligence of the pond, one has to depend on a tank which is three kilometres away from the temple for ‘Avabritha snana’ during fairs.

      Now devotees, Belanje Family Association Trust and various voluntary associations have come forward to develop the pond. It has been decided to develop the pond under the direction of Kucchuru Gram Panchayat former president Belanje Ramananda Hegde and Managing Trustee Dr Manjappa Hegde. The entire renovation of the pond will cost Rs 25 lakh. ‘Ashwathakatte’ and ‘devara gudi’ on the banks of the pond will also be constructed.
      The number of devotees visiting the temple have increased over the years, says Trustee Belanje Ramananda Hegde.

      Comment by V M Kumaraswamy | September 1, 2010 | Reply

    8. Hi. I need an urgent favour. I need the contact number and address of the Anantha Padmanabha Temple in Hebri, where I understand there is a shrine for Khadgaravana. I have to make an urgent offering to this deity, and will appreciate it should someone provide the same. Thank you.

      Comment by kalyanaram | November 20, 2010 | Reply

    9. hebri is a one of the best tourism place . and here is one of the beautiful temple is in near hebri is called SRI KOTINATHESWARA it is the history up to 800 years old temple .further any enquairies please contact—-P..GURUPRASAD BADKILLAYA PH 9880935168.

      Comment by p.b.suresh | October 26, 2012 | Reply

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