Mangalore Sri Mangaladevi temple :

God and Godess :

  • Mangala devi
  • Lord vinayaka

Location :

Mangaluru Mangaladevi temple
Mahatobhara Shri Mangaladevi Temple, Mangala Nagar, Bolar, Mangalore
Dakshin kannad district-575001
Karnataka

Timings :

Temple History :

Sri Mangaladevi temple is located at Mangaluru the coastal city of Karnataka. Goddess Shakthi is the presiding deity of this temple and giving darshan as Sri Mangaladevi Ammavaru. This is the most famous temple in South India. This temple was built by Lord Parasurama.
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 where they crossed the river came to be known as ‘Gorakdandu’. They chose a place near the bank of Nethravathi which was once the center of activities of sage Kapila. He had his hermitage there and it was a great center 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 heritage and make it a center 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 Vikasini, 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 symbolizing 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 themselves guided and supervised the execution of the work. The temple attained special significance as Mother Mangala Devi granted special favors, especially on maidens. Pious maidens who worship the goddess observing Mangaladharavrata (Swayamvara Parvathi) will have 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.

Festivals :

  • Navaratri festival
  • Rathotsava
  • Depothsava
  • Annual Festival
  • Prathishta Mahothsava

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Hannukai Kanike – Rs 2.00
  • Karpoorarathi – Rs 5.00
  • Sese, Kuppasa, Drishti – Rs 10.00
  • Vahana Pooja – 2 Wheeler – Rs 15.00
  • Vahana Pooja – Others – Rs 25.00
  • Devi Mahathme Paarayana – Rs 50.00
  • Ashtotthara Archane – Rs 40.00
  • Thrishathi Archane – Rs 40.00
  • Saree Kanike – Rs 20.00
  • Kumkumarchane – Rs 30.00
  • Durga Namaskara – Rs 40.00
  • Karthika Pooja – Rs 40.00
  • Pushpanjali Pooja – Rs 40.00
  • Thrimadhura Naivedhya – Rs 30.00
  • Panchamrutha Abhisheka – Rs 50.00
  • Halu Payasa (Afternoon) – Rs 50.00
  • Rudrabhisheka – Rs 50.00
  • Kalasha Snana – Morning – Rs 100.00
  • Naga Thambila – Morning – Rs 75.00
  • Vidyarambha – Morning – Rs 100.00
  • Pushpa Pooja – Rs 100.00
  • Alankara Pooja – Rs 150.00
  • Nithya Maha Pooja – One Day – Rs 400.00
  • Nithya Maha Pooja – Navaratri Days – Rs 450.00
  • Sarvaalankara Pooja – Rs 500.00
  • Swayamvara Parvathi Pooja – Night – Rs 300.00
  • Sri Sathyanarayana Pooja – Individually – Rs 400.00
  • Sri Sathyanarayana Pooja – Public – Rs 100.00
  • Shashwatha Pooja – Rs 1500.00
  • Parva for Daivas (at night) – Rs 650.00
  • Small Ranga Pooja – Night – Rs 1500.00
  • Dodda Ranga Pooja – Night – Rs 25000.00
  • Durga Homa – Rs 7000.00
  • Chandika Yaaga – Rs 35000.00
  • Dhanurmaasa Pooja – Morning – Rs 450.00
  • Silver Palanquin Pooja (During Navarathri) – Rs 400.00
  • Wooden Palanquin Pooja (During Navarathri) – Rs 300.00
  • Tulabhara (During Navaratri & Annual Festival) – Rs 150.00
  • Prasada Kanike – Morning – Rs 100.00
  • Ashwatha Pooja – Rs 100.00
  • Katte Pooja – Rs 250.00
  • Dodda Rathothsava – Rs 200000.00
    • At Lord Vinayaka
  • Karpoorarathi – Rs 5.00
  • Panchakajjaya – Rs 10.00
  • Appada Prasada – Rs 30.00
  • Panchamrutha Abhisheka – Rs 50.00
  • Pushpa Pooja – Rs 100.00
  • Gana Homa – 1 Coconut – Rs 300.00
  • Gana Homa – 3 Coconut – Rs 500.00
  • Gana Homa – 3 Coconut – Rs 500.00
  • Gana Homa – 108 Coconut – Rs 25000.00
  • Sanna Ranga Pooja – Rs 1500.00

Nearest Temples Around Mangalore Sri Mangaladevi temple :

  • Kateel Durgaparameswari temple – Dakshin kannad district – 28.00 km
  • Mulki Bappanadu Durgaparameswari temple Dakshin kannad district 31.00 km
  • Udupi Sri Krishna Temple – Udupi district – 62.00 km
  • Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha swamy Temple – Dakshin kannad district – 73.00 km
  • Kokkada Sowthadka Mahaganapathi temple – Dakshin kannad district – 73.00 km
  • Kumbashi Anegudde Vinayaka swamy temple – Udupi district – 91.00 km
  • Kukke Sri Subramanya Temple – Dakshin kannad district – 104.00 km
  • Srungeri Saradamba temple – Chikkamagaluru district – 123.00 km
  • Bhagamandala Sri Bhagandeswara Temple – Kodagu district – 126.00 km
  • Kollur Sri Mookambika Temple – Udupi district – 134.00 km
  • Talakaveri Agastheswara Temple – Kodagu district – 135.00 km
  • Madikeri Omkareswara Temple – Kodagu district – 135.00 km
  • Badagarakeri Maha Mrutyunjaya Temple – Kodagu district – 139.00 km
  • Horanadu Adhishakthyatmaka Sri Annapoorneswari temple – Chikkamagaluru district – 143.00 km
  • Belur Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple – Hassan district – 151.00 km
  • Murudeshwar Sri Murudeshwara Swamy Temple – Uttara kannada district – 162.00 km
  • Hassan Hasanamba temple – Hassan district – 168.00 km
  • Doddagaddavalli Lakshmi Devi Temple – Hassan district – 181.00 km
  • Koravangala Buchesvarara Temple – Hassan district – 183.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

Mangaluru / Mangalore – 5.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

Mangalore – 6.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Mangalore International Airport,Mangalore. 18.00 km
  • Kannur International Airport, Kannur – 161.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode – 256.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore – 371.00 km
  • Goa International Airport,Dabolim,Goa – 372.00 km

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