Kadri Sri Manjunatha swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Kadri Manjunatha swamy
  • Maha ganapathi
  • Nagadevaru
  • Lord brahma
  • Navagraha

Location :

Kadri Sri Manjunatha temple
Kadri Shree Manjunatha Temple, Kadri, Mangalore Taluk
Dakshin kannad district-575002
Karnataka

Timings :

  • Morning 05:40 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Evening 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Temple History :

The temple of Sri Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is a very beautiful and popular temple in Mangalore, Karnataka. It is said to be The temple of Sri Manjunatha Swamy was built during the 10th century. The temple was converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century. The idol of Lord Sri Manjunatha Swamy of this temple is said to be the oldest of the South Indian Temples. It is believed that Parashurama who was living in Surabheswara Kona, killed the Kshatriyas who were cruel and donated the lands to Kashyapa. He prayed to Lord Shiva for a place to live. Lord Shiva assured Parashurama that if he performed a penance at Kadali Kshethra, Lord Shiva would reincarnate as Manjunatha for the betterment of the world. As per Shiva’s order, Parashurama threw his axe into the sea and make a place for his penance. Yielding to Parashurama’s prayers Lord Shiva appeared to him as Sri Manjunatha along with Goddess Parvathi Devi and stayed at Kadri for the betterment of the world. As per the orders of Sri Manjunatha Swamy, the Sapthakotimanthras become the seven Theerthas.

There are many water ponds In front of the temple. During the month of Karthika, Deepothsava is held here. There are statues of Machendranath, Gorakanath, Shringinath, Lokeshwara, Manjushri and Budha in the temple. The Padmasanastha Lokeshwara statue is very beautiful here. Behind the temple of Sri Manjunatha, on to the west is the temple of Goddess Durga. To the Northern side is the temple of Lord Ganesha. Several festivals are celebrated here with devotion and joy at Kadri throughout the year. During Kadri Uthsava on the Bhadrapada Shuddha Thadige, Ganesha Chathurthi, Navarathri, Karthika Maasa and from Deepavali to Paththanaaje special poojas and religious ceremonies are held. Flag hoisting in Makara Sankranthi, nine days of annual fair and Rathothsava, Dhanurmaasa pooja, Shivarathri, Ugadi are meticulously and religiously celebrated. Every Monday Rudrabhisheka is held. In 1988 from April 17th to 23rd Brahma Kalashothsava was held in great pomp and grandeur after a long time. It’s a practice to hoist the 40 feet Garuda to the 62 feet tall flagpole during the annual fair. The other places to visit around the temple are Udhbhava Linga, Akshaya pond, the 5 feet tall statue of Thrilokeshwara and Deepasthamba.

Festivals :

  • Sowramana ugadhi
  • Day of Bhramhakalasha
  • Nagarapanchami
  • Rugupakarma
  • Krishna Janmastami
  • Shri Ganesha chathurthi
  • Navarathri
  • Narakachathurdashi
  • Karthika Somavara
  • Laksha Deepothsava
  • Dhanurmasa pooja
  • Mahashivarathri
  • Kambala
  • Annual Festivals: (9 days)

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

At Kadri Manjunatha Swamy :

  • RUDHRABHISHEKA – Rs 40.00 – 7.30 A.M, 11.30 and AFTER NOON 7.30 P.M
  • KARPURARATHI – Rs 5.00
  • ASHTOTHARARCHANE – Rs 40.00
  • SHIVA POOJA – Rs 80.00 – 7.30A.M, 11.30AM AFTER NOON 7.30 PM
  • KARTHIKA POOJA – Rs 50.00 07:45 PM
  • BILWARCHANA – Rs 20.00
  • BILWARCHANA – Rs 20.00
  • SHATHARUDHRABHISHEKA – Rs 11000.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • HALU PAYASA – Rs 65.00 – 12.00 NOON (ADVANCE BOOKING BEFORE 10.30 A.M)
  • EKADASA RUDRAbhisheka – Rs 200.00 – 11:30 AM
  • FLOWER POOJA – Rs 120.00 – 07:30 PM
  • RANGA POOJA – Rs 1700.00 – 08:00 PM (Only on Feb1st to May22nd.)
  • SAHASRANAMARCHANE – Rs 50.00
  • MAHA POOJA – Rs 750.00 – 12:00 PM
  • KALASHA SNANA – Rs 20.00 – 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • NAGA POOJA – Rs 60.00 – 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • VASANTHA POOJA – Rs 130.00 – 08:00 PM (ONLY FOR VASANTHA MASA)
  • DHANU POOJA – Rs 100.00 – 05:15 AM (ONLY FOR DHANUR MASA)
  • BELLI RATHOTHSAVA – Rs 6000.00 – 08:00 PM
  • THEERTHA BOTTLE – Rs 10.00
  • ASHWATHA POOJA – Rs 50.00 – 09:30 AM (ONLY FOR SATURDAY)
  • APARAKRIYA KANIKE – Rs 100.00
  • THULABHARA (WITH OUT ARTICLE) – Rs 400.00 – 10:00 AM(ONLY FOR ANNUAL FESTIVAL LAST DAY)
  • MRITHYUNJAYA HOMA – Rs 2200.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • KUJARAHU SANDHI SHANTHI HOMA – Rs 2500.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • RAHU BRUHASPATHI SANDHI SHANTHI HOMA – Rs 2500.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • SHUKRADHITHYA SANDHI SHANTHI HOMA – Rs 2500.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • NAVAGRAHA SHANTHI HOMA – Rs 2100.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • DOORVAYUSHYA HOMA – Rs 1500.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • PANCHAMARISTA SHANTHI HOMA – Rs 2100.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • MRITHYU PARIHARAKA RUDHRA HOMA – Rs 1500.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • THILA HOMA/PINDA – Rs 750.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • SATHYA NARAYANA POOJA UDYAPANA – Rs 2300.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • SHANI POOJA UDYAPANA – Rs 2300.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • SOMAVARA VRATHA UDYAPANA – Rs 2300.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • SANKASTI VRITHA UDYAPANA – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • SATHYA NARAYANA POOJA – Rs 85.00 – 10:30 AM
  • SHANI POOJA – Rs 90.00 – 08:30 AM
  • GORAKSHANATHA – GURU POOJA FOR EDUCATION – Rs 100.00 – 08:45 AM
  • MATHSENDRA NATHA – GURU POOJA – Rs 100.00 – 08:45 AM
  • CHOWRANGINATHA – GURU POOJA – Rs 100.00 08:45 AM

Maha Ganapathi :

  • KARPURARATHI 5.00
  • PANCHAKAJJAYA – Rs 10.00
  • HOOVINA POOJA – Rs 120.00 – 07:30 PM
  • APPADA POOJA – Rs 80.00 – 12:00 PM
  • GANA HOMA FOR 1COCONUT – Rs 100.00 – 09:00 AM
  • GANA HOMA FOR 3COCONUT – Rs 250.00 – 09:00 AM
  • SANKASTA POOJA – Rs 90.00 – 08:00 PM

Navagrahas :

  • NAVAGRAHA POOJA – Rs 100.00 07:00 AM to 09:00 AM
  • NAVA GRAHA JAPA (EACH) – Rs 50.00 – 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    • Nagadevaru :
  • ASHLESHA BALI – Rs 300.00 – ASLESHA NASKHATHRA DAY
  • SARPA SAMSKARA – Rs 2000.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • SARPA BALI – Rs 2000.00 – ADVANCE BOOKING
  • PAVAMANA KALASABHISHEKA – Rs 300.00 – ASLESHA NAKSHATHRA DAY

Nearest Temples Around Khadri Sri Manjunatha swamy temple :

  • Udupi Sri Krishna Temple – Udupi district – 57.00 km
  • Kokkada Sowthadka Mahaganapathi temple – Dakshin kannad district – 72.00 km
  • Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha swamy Temple – Dakshin kannad district – 72.00 km
  • Kumbashi Anegudde Vinayaka swamy temple – Udupi district – 86.00 km
  • Srungeri Saradamba temple – Chikkamagaluru district – 116.00 km
  • Hosaholalu Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple – Mandya district – 121.00 km
  • Kalasa Kalaseswara swamy temple – Chikkamagaluru district – 123.00 km
  • Govindanahalli Sri PanchaLingeswara Temple – Mandya district – 124.00 km
  • Kollur Sri Mookambika Temple – Udupi district – 130.00 km
  • Bhagamandala Sri Bhagandeswara Temple – Kodagu district – 130.00 km
  • Horanadu Adhishakthyatmaka Sri Annapoorneswari temple – Chikkamagaluru district – 138.00 km
  • Belur Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple – Hassan district – 149.00 km
  • Murudeshwar Sri Murudeshwara Swamy Temple – Uttara kannada district – 157.00 km
  • Bangalore ISKCON temple – Bangalore urban district – 163.00 km
  • Hassan Hasanamba temple – Hassan district – 167.00 km
  • Halebeedu Hoyasaleswara Swamy temple – Hassan district – 172.00 km
  • Doddagaddavalli Lakshmi Devi Temple – Hassan district – 174.00 km
  • Javagal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple – Hassan district – 178.00 km
  • Mosale Nageshwara and ChennaKesava Temple – Hassan district – 178.00 km
  • Koravangala Buchesvarara Temple – Hassan district – 181.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Mangaluru / Mangalore – 2.00 km
  • Ullal – 12.00 km
  • Bantwal – 22.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Mangalore – 5.00 km
  • Bantwal – 22.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Mangalore International Airport, Mangalore – 12.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode – 260.00 km
  • Goa International Airport,Dabolim,Goa – 366.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore – 369.00 km

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