Sri Mangaladevi Temple – Mangalore


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The Sri Mangaladevi Temple In Tulunadu, in the 10th century, Kundavarma, the most famous king of the 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 hermitage and make it a center of their religious activities under his protection and patronage.

For Kundavarma it was 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 Sri Mangaladevi Temple 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 Sri Mangaladevi Temple two sages themselves guided and supervised the execution of the work. The Sri Mangaladevi Temple attained special significance as Mother Magaladevi granted special favors, 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 Sri Mangaladevi Temple on the first day of the Kadri temple festival and offer prayer and silk cloth to the Goddess.

Sri Mangaladevi Temple

Timings to visit Sri Mangaladevi Temple Mangalore

Daily Pooja Timings: 06:00 AM | 01:00 PM | 08:30 PM, On Friday – 09:00 PM.

Darshan Timings: 06:00 AM – 9:30 AM | 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM | 04:00 PM – 08:30 PM, On Friday’s –  09:00 PM.

Hannukai KanikeRs. 2.00Mangala ArathiRs. 5.00
Seese, Kuppasa, Drusti etcRs. 10.00Saree KanikeRs. 20.00
Devi Mahatme ParayanaRs. 40.00Ashtottara ArchanaRs. 30.00
Thrishakti ArchanaRs. 30.00KunkukmarchanaRs. 20.00
DurganamaskaraRs. 30.00Karthika PoojaRs. 30.00
Pushpanjali PoojaRs. 30.00Thrimadhura NeivedyaRs. 20.00
PanchamrithabhishekaRs. 30.00HalupayasaRs. 30.00
Kalasa Snana MorningRs. 50.00Prasada KalikaRs. 100.00
Pushpa PoojaRs.80.00Thulabhara (Only in Dasara)Rs.150.00
Alankara PoojaRs.100.00Swayamvara parvathi Pooja (At night only)Rs.200.00
Shree Sathya Narayana Pooja(individual)Rs.75.00Shree Sathya Narayana Pooja(public)Rs.300.00
Dhanurmasa pooja(morning)Rs.400.00Sarvalankara PoojaRs.400.00
Wooden Palanquin PoojaRs.200.00Silver Palanquin pooja (Only in Dasara)Rs.350.00
Nithya Maha PoojaRs. 350.00Nithya Maha pooja (In Dasara)Rs. 450.00
Sanna Ranga poojaRs.1000.00Big Ranga poojaRs.18000.00
Shashwatha PoojaRs.1001.00Chandika YagaRs.16500.00
Durga HomaRs.5000.00Dodda RathostsavaRs.150000.00
Appada PoojaRs. 25.00PanchamrithbhishekaRs. 30.00
Pushpa PoojaRs. 80.00Sanna Ranga poojaRs.1000.00
Ganahoma (1 coconut)Rs.250Ganahoma (3 Coconut)Rs.400
Ganahoma (108 Coconut)Rs.20000  
PanchamrithbhishekaRs. 10.00NagthambilaRs. 60.00
Parva to daivasRs.450.00
Vahana Pooja – Two WheelerRs. 15.00
Vahana Pooja – Four WheelerRs. 25.00

Important days to visit 

Every Year Jatra Festival: March – April.

The Navarathri Festival: Mangaladevi Dasara

How to reach Sri Mangaladevi Temple Mangalore

By Air: Mangaluru International Airport — 16.2 km,

By Train: Mangaluru Central Railway Station – 3.5 km,

By Bus: Mangalore Bus Station – 5.3 km


Mahatobar Shri Mangaladevi Temple, Mangaladevi, Bolar, Mangalore, Karnataka – 575 001, India.

Karnataka Officiala Site for Shri Mangaladevi Temple

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