The Marikamba Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Durga in Sirsi city. Worked in the year 1689, the primary divinity Goddess Durga is in a strongly ground-breaking structure. The eight-outfitted icon is very nearly 7-feet tall and mounted on a tiger. Legend has it that the divinity was found in a lake close Hanagal in Hubli. Known as the profoundly stirred, cautious god of Sirsi, the prestigious Shri Marikamba Fair that is held each substitute year here pulls in scores of lovers from everywhere.
Otherwise called Doddamma Temple, with 'Doddamma' signifying 'senior sister' of all Mariammas otherwise known as Durga gods in Karnataka, the sanctuary has a huge patio in the center. The sanctuary has amazingly striking wall paintings in Kaavi workmanship, an artistic expression local to the Konkan area of waterfront Karnataka. This staggering craftsmanship that is wiped out now, includes the making of examples done in red shading against a white foundation.
The Sirsi Marikamba jaatre of the divinity is held each substitute year in the long stretch of February and taken through the town. It is gone to by an extensive number of devotees.It is said to be the most well known and greatest fair of the state. Fans from all around the state take part in this colossal occasion entertaining themselves with the procession.Amusements for kids, bazaars, assortment of shops, shows and plays and numerous such things are set up for the general population. It delineates the tale of the goddess murdering mahishasura.