Mangaladevi Temple, Mangalore

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An example of Kerala style of architecture, Mangaladevi Temple is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Shakti and probably dating back to the 9th century. Local legend claims this site was built by Parashurama, one of Vishnu's avatars. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Mangaladevi Temple by using our Mangalore road trip app .
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  • This is one of the oldest temple one must visit this temple during Navaratri Very beautiful idol during Navaratri for nine days in festive mood one must visit the temple and get the blessings of Godde...  more »
  • Manglore has got its name from this temple, so we decided to pay a visit to this holy place. Its a quite old temple of Mangaladevi, a hindu Goddess and its very calm unlike other popular temples in In...  more »
  • Highly Recommend place with Parents. Very Peaceful place. The place itself attracts you to visit many times.  more »
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  • 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. 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.
  • Mangaladevi temple has rich heritage and historical significance. The temple has a special significance for unmarried girls as it is believed that those who worship here and perform a special pooja will have their wish of finding a suitable groom fulfilled.
  • Very historical place. Mangaluru got the name from Goddess Sri Mangaladevi. There are few halls within the temple area for small functions. Parking place is not very big. Very near to RTO and main bus stand. Ideal place for worship and prayer. Feel relaxed and comfortable after visiting and worshipping Goddess.
  • A very peaceful temple to visit in Mangalore. This temple is the reason Mangalore is called Mangalore. The deity is an old stone with just the bust of the goddess.
  • The Mangaladevi Temple is located at Bolara in the city of Mangalore, Karnataka state. The Mangaladevi temple is situated just about 3km from southwest of Mangalore city centre. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mangaladevi. The Mangaladevi temple of Mangalore dates back to 9th century and has given the Mangalore town its name. Legend: Kundavarma, the most renowned king of Ahepa dynasty, was ruling Tulunadu. During his tenure, two holy saints Machendranatha and Gorakanatha belonging to the Natha cult visited Mangalapura by crossing river Nethravathi. The place where they crossed the river came to be known as 'Gorakdandi'. They selected a spot nearby the bank of Netravathi, which was once the centre of activities of sage Kapila. Kundavarma came to know about the saints and came to meet them. He introduced himself, paid them his respects and offered the saints help and patronage. Pleased with the humility and qualities of the king, they advised the king that the kingdom needed to be sanctified. They asked the king to donate them land so that they could build a hermitage and make it a centre for their spiritual activities under his protection and patronage. For King Kundavarma it was certainly a surprise to know that his land had such a ancient history. The saints informed the king that once upon a time there was a holy temple in his land and it was dedicated to goddess Mangaladevi. The two holy saints took the king to the location where this entire historical incident had taken place. They requested the king to dig the land and relieve the Linga and the Dharapatra representing Mangaladevi and establish them in a shrine along with Nagaraja for the protection. A grand shrine of Sri Mangaladevi was built on the hallowed place as per the instructions of two saints. Festivals celebrated at Mangaladevi Temple, Mangalore Navaratri is celebrated with great devotion and special poojas offered on all nine days. Goddess Mangaladevi is worshipped as Sharadamba on seventh day and on the eighth day the goddess Mangaladevi is worshipped as Maarikamba. The Aayuda pooja is performed on eight day by worshipping all the weapons and tools as the day marks the slaying of the cruel demons by the goddess Durga. The ninth day also known as Mahanavmi, a large number of devotees participates in the Rathothsava.

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