Sri Venkatramana temple has a rich history. The Vaishyas were the main residents of this place and when the Portuguese invaded the place, the Vaishyas had to move southwards. This is how many of them settled in Mangalore. Sri Venkatramana was the chief deity of the Vaishyas and the temple was built by members of their community.
The chief deity has other deities along the side like Sridevi and Bhoodevi. These deities are made of panchaloha – that is, five metals were used to make the statues. Lord Venkatramana holds the chakra in his right hand and the shank on the left hand.
The goddess Sridevi is symbolic of prosperity and wealth and Bhoodevi is an embodiment of sanctity, Prakriti, and success. The temple was built during the seventeenth century and the main idol was erected at the primary sanctum of the temple.
The temple also houses other deities like Veera Vittala, Garuda Vahana Shri Gopalakrishna, and Shri Mula Venkatramana. The statue of Naga Devata is present in the temple’s outer circle.
Timings to Visit
6:00 AM – 12:30 PM 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
No Entry Fee
Important Festivals Celebrates: Sri Rama Navami, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Dussehra, Ratha Saptami & Deepotsavam
How to Reach
By Air: Mangalore – 19 km
By Train: Mangalore Junction Railway Station – 7.6 km, Bangalore Airport – 372 km.
By Bus: KSRTC Bejai MainRoad – 4.4 km
Car Street, Hampankatta, Venktramana Temple Road, Mangalore, Karnataka, 575001, India.
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