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Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore

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One of the oldest shrines in South India, Kadri Manjunath Temple features spectacularly diverse scenery. At the back of this colorful temple, a natural spring on an elevated platform drops water into nine ponds of different sizes, where devotees bathe before entering. Originally built between the 10th and 11th centuries as Buddhist temple, the complex was converted into a Hindu shrine by the 13th century, featuring numerous statues of deities. Set in the rural Kadri Hills some 4 km (2.6 mi) away from the densely populated Mangalore, the ancient site offers a picturesque scene of natural beauty. Use our Mangalore travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Kadri Manjunath Temple and other attractions in Mangalore.
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  • Kadri Manjunath Temple is another gem of a place to be in.The entrance gives an impression that it’s a small temple but step in to see the vastness of this place. Lot of stone structures, wood work an...  more »
  • Different from many other temples visited. Interesting courtyards and areas between the shrines, which were very busy on our visit. Wonderful silver doors at the entrances within. Road leading to the ...  more »
  • Excellent ambience. Friendly staff.One is with nature here....fresh air....greenery......a real temple complex. Visit the Durga temple early in morn, experience the lone bumble bee flying besides you ...  more »
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  • Very old fantastic temple, the idol in Dharmastala has been taken from here according to the local sources.
  • A very serene and clean temple., With vast open spaces. The surroundings are green and gives you a peaceful experience.
  • According to a local citizen, this temple is built before Dhamasthala Manjunatheshwara swamy temple. Anyhow, it is a Fantastic structure, cool and calm place.
  • One of the oldest sacred temples of India, the shivalinga of dharmasthala was transferred from this place .
  • An amazing place. Not crowded. Must visit temple .