Mangaladevi TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Mangaladevi Road, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, Mangaluru
- Timings: 06:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
In the 10th century there lived the most famous king of the Alupu Dynasty named Kundavarma, who ruled on Tulunadu. Mangalore was his capital. At that time there reached two sages from Nepal named Machhendranatha and Goraknatha. The place where they crossed the river to come here is named as ‘Gorakdandu’. They chose a place on the banks of the Nethravati River, where the Sage Kapila was known to live.
Hearing the news of their arrival, the King Kundavarma personally went to meet them and introduced himself as the king. He provided them with all the comfort and help with all due respect. They were very pleased with the king and told him that his land was very holy and that many holy activities had been performed on this land earlier on. The king was surprised after knowing about these unheard stories and especially when the sages told him about the temple of Mangaladevi that was built by Parashurama and which existed here many years ago. They asked the king to allot them some land so that they could make the place a center for their activities.
The king was further told to dig the earth on some specified places to find the buried idol of Goddess Mangala devi and rebuild her temple and also place an idol of Nagaraja along with the Goddesses’ idol so that it could protect her. The king followed their instructions word by word and thus was formed the Mangala Devi Temple.
It was very renowned as it was known to grant the wishes of all devotees and especially maidens who prayed with devotion there.
- There are specific timings for offerings. Please check them prior to your visit.
- Any offerings of jewellery and clothes or money are to be first spoken about in the counter.
- Any special puja to be done is to be inquired about in the respective offices.
- The nearest airport is the Kammannugundi Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Mangalore Central Train Junction.
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44.85% of people who visit Mangaluru include Mangaladevi Temple in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
52.38% of people start their Mangaladevi Temple visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Mangaladevi Temple
75.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mangaladevi Temple
Nice atmosphere, no much crowd usually. Sometimes there will be groups of tourists visiting
Beautiful and Centuries Old Temple. Must Visit when we Are At Mangalore or nearby...
Mangalore gets its name from this temple. The best time to visit is Dasara. The procession with tableau is a must watch. There will be an annual Dasara fair which is best to enjoy after your visit to the temple. It is a nice to place to visit even during other time of the year. The bus connectivity is excellent and the place is centrally located..just about 3-4 KM's from city centre. Parking is an issue on Fridays, the day most people visit this temple but if you are willing to walk a little more..there is enough parking.
Beautiful old Temple dedicated and Mangalore named after her. Shakthi temple
From a commercial point of veiw, there are several grocery shops and resaurants present in response to a large number of consumers . There is also a well known bus stand including starting point of several buses which travel long distances. As per my opinion,Truly worth a visit during festivals if you are willing to ignore the large crowd and are fond of the variety of temporary stalls being set up during such an occasion.Although, please do note that during normal days it is very peaceful in contrast with special occasions. Moreover,such a place truly expresses the culture of the city of Mangalore; taking note if the fact that this name itself was derived from the name of this temple.