Temples in Mangalore

Kadri Manjunath Temple:Kadri is another ancient historic spot in Mangalore. It is situated 4 Km. away from Nehru Maidan Bus Stand. The Temple dating back to about 1068 A.D. with its nine tanks, its square temple, nestling at the foot of the highest hill, draws to Mangalore hundreds of visitors annually. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is called as oldest of the South Indian Temples. ". There are some stone caves on top of the hill which are known as the caves of the Pandavas. The seven sacred ponds, Jogi Mutt and caves of Pandavas are the pilgrim attractions here.

Kudroli Gokarnath Temple: The Gokarnatheshwara Temple at Kudroli in Mangalore is the only temple in Karnataka set up by Shri Narayana Guru, the great philosopher, saint and social reformer from Kerala. This temple is situated at Kudroli, which is about 3 Km away from the main city area of Hampankatta. The original temple structure was in Kerala style, which was replaced, by Chola style during recent renovation in 1991. The main deity of the temple is Lord Sri Gokarnatha (another form of Lord Shiva). Navarathri Utsava (Dasara festival) is very famous and is one of the main tourist events in this temple. A grand procession of Goddess Durga takes place during this festival, which attracts many tourists and devotees from distance corners of the state and is very popular like Mysore Dasara.

Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple: It is an outstanding, pious center of great illustrious history of marathon 800 years.

Mangaladevi Temple: This city is called as Mangalore just because of this temple. It is situated 3 Km. away from main City Bus stand. This temple was built by the Ballal family of Attavar in memory of a Princess of Kerala.

Car Street Temple: The Venkataramana Temple at Car Street, Mangalore is believed to have been founded during 17th century A.D. (1735). It is also said that Sri Mahla Pai from a noble family of Mangalore belonging to Gowd Saraswatha Brahmin Community of Kaushika lineage erected bronze idols of Lord Sri Veera Vittala and Lord Sri Gopalakrishna. Inside the main sanctum of the temple, there established idols of deities of Goddess Sri Devi and Goddess Bhoodevi along with main deity Lord Sri Veera Venkatesha, Garuda Vahana, Shri Gopalakrishna and Shri Veera Vittala.

Goddess Durga Temple: Goddess Durga Temple is located at a distance of 30 km in a place called Kateel. The place is surrounded by lofty hills and is covered with green paddy fields, the place is naturally splendid. Kateel has been one of the most visited pilgrimage center in Karnataka. Huge number of pilgrims visit the temple and the number increases evidently during the Yakshagana Dashavatara mela (fair) which was started as an offering to the goddess.

Lord Krishna Temple Lord Krishna Temple is situated in Udupi - 60 Km from Mangalore. The temple is famous for a unique statue of Lord Krishna. The idol is heavily decorated with magnificent real jewels and gems. Another famous attraction of the temple is a small window called 'Kanakana Kindi'. It is said that Lord Krishna once gave his darshan to an ardent devotee, who was not allowed inside the temple because of his lower caste. The temple is now considered as a center for education, cultural and religious programmes.