is well known as the highly awakened, vigilant deity of SIRSI,an important township in the district of Uttara Kannada. Shri Marikamba of SIRSI is also a sacred foundation of goddess among many such others in the state of Karnataka. Innumerable devotees of Goddess Marikamba of SIRSI are spread over in the neighbouring states of kerala, Tamilnadu and Andra Pradesh.Shri Marikamba as she is believed has become the chief goddess of worship,a family deity of the people of Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada districts.
SIRSI a small town in Uttara Karnataka, is a hill station populated with 2 lakh people.This small town is surrounded with thick green forest & with many water falls.Hubli being the nearest city,business opportunities are plenty.Most of the people in sirsi depend on their own business.Supari (Arecanut or Betulnut) as it is called is the main business of the people.People own areca farms in acres & are satisfying the needs of the people all over India & Abroad.
Fabulous Shri Marikamba fair takes place every alternate year. Scarce in numbers are unheard of this fair of historical fame. Millions of devotees rush in from remote parts of the country to attend this magnificent fair of Shri Marikamba. By getting darshana and blessings of Shri Devi, they become fortunate and opulant in life.