Mangaladevi TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 08:30 pm]
- 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
Mangaladevi Temple - Review
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.
Mangaladevi Temple Information
- 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.
How To reach Mangaladevi Temple by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Kammannugundi Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Mangalore Central Train Junction.
Restaurants Near Mangaladevi Temple
- Janta Delux Restaurant
- Utsav Restaurant
- Summer Place
- Fish Bowl Restaurant
- Punjabi Dhaba Restaurant
- Indraprastha Restaurant
- Nalapad Kadal
- Tandoori Terminus
- Taj Mahal Cafe
- Yuvraj Restaurant
- Manorama and Palimar Vegetarian Restaurant
- Kori Roti Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mangaladevi Temple
45.07% 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
Mangaladevi Temple Trips
Mangaladevi Temple, Mangaluru Reviews
Its good...peaceful place...Mangalore is named after this temple..Mangla devi Temple...Its always good to visit here..
History In Tulunadu, in the 10th century, Kundavarma, the most famous king of Alupa dynasty was ruling. Mangalore was the capital of his kingdom. At that time, there came two sages named Machhendranatha and Gorakanatha from Nepal. They reached Mangalapura, crossing the river Nethravathi. The place were they crossed the river came to be known as ‘Gorakdandu’. They chose a place near the bank of Nethravathi which was once the centre of activities of sage Kapila. He had his hermitage there and it was a great centre of education.’ Hearing about the arrival of the two saints the king came to meet them. Introducing himself as the king of Tulunadu he paid them his respects and offered all help and patronage. Pleased with the humility and virtues of the king they brought to his knowledge that his kingdom was a holy place and it was sanctified by the activities of holy saints and sages in the past. They requested him to grant them land so that they could build their hermitage and make it a centre of their religious activities under his protection and patronage. For Kundavarma it was really a surprise to know that his land had such a hoary history. It was from these saints he came to know that once upon a time, in his land there existed a temple dedicated to mother Mangaladevi. He heard from them the story of Vikhasini, Andasura, Parashurama and the temple of Mangaladevi built by Parashurama. The two saints took the king to the places where all these historical events had taken place. They asked the king to dig the place and retrieve the Linga and the Dharapatra symbolising Mangaladevi and install them in a shrine along with Nagaraja for protection. Kundavarma carried out the advice of the two sages. A grand shrine of Sri Mangaladevi stood on the holy place. The two sages themseleves guided and supervised the execution of the work. The temple attained special significance as Mother Magaladevi granted special favours, especially on maidens. Pious maidens who worship the goddess observing Mangaladharavrata (Swayamvara Parvathi) will heave their wishes fulfilled. They get husbands most suited for them. Even today, heads of Kadri Yogirajmutt visit Mangaladevi temple on the first day of Kadri temple festival and offer prayer and silk cloth to the Goddess.
As because of Goddess Mangaladevi the name of city Mangaluru (Mangalore) came. Must visit. Very beautiful temple.
The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Shakti in the form of Mangaladevi.. The temple is built in Kerala style architecture, which is common in all temples in the South Indian state of Kerala and Western Ghats, with most of its structure made of wood. The presiding deity, Mangaladevi in the central shrine is in a seated posture. There are shrines around the sanctum for other deities. The ancient Mangala Devi temple is in Bolar, 3 kms. From Mangalore city bus stand. According to the legend, the name "Mangalore", originated from the Goddess Mangala Devi who is enshrined in this temple, In modern times, the temple is maintained and administered by hereditary trustees. The temple is open daily from 6 a.m to 10 am, 12 pm to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm. Divine Mother's form is very beautiful. A must visit when you come to Mangalore.
Here you can visit if you trust in goddess. Goddess Mangaladevi or Goddess Mangala is main deity of Mangalore. Mangalore name was given on Goddess Mangala. The temple is of significant antiquity and is believed to have been built during the 9th century by Kundavarman, the most famous king of the Alupa dynasty during the 9th century under the aegies of Matsyendranath. As per another legend, the temple is believed to have been built by Parashurama, one of the ten avatars of Hindu god Vishnu and later expanded by Kundavarman.