Video - In and Around Mangala Devi Temple
Who built the temple and when
As soon as the King Kundavarma came to know about the two saints he came to meet them by introducing as the king of Tulunadu and he paid the respects and offered them patronage. The two saint requested him to grant them land so that they could build a hermitage and make it a centre for their religious activities under his protection. The ancient history surprised the king and he then came to know that his land was dedicated to mother Mangaladevi. The two saints took the king to the historical sites where all these historical events had taken place and asked the king to dig the place and relieve the linga and the Dharapatra symbolising Mangaladevi and install them in a temple along with Nagaraja for providing protection.
Significance of the temple
The temple which is believed to have been built over a thousand years ago, opens only once in a year on Chitrapournami and the travel to the temple from Kumily, a 15 km stretch inside the forest, is arranged on jeeps and taxis. The name Mangalore is derived from Goddess Mangaladevi and in kannada it is called as Mangalooru and it translates as Mangala - Ooru or Mangala's town.
On the 9th day also known as Mahanavmi where a large number of devotees participate in the Rathothsava. The Mangaladevi temple has a special significance for the maidens.
The maidens who observe Mangala Parvati Vrataha will have their wish of having a suitable match fulfilled and alsoit is known that the couples who celebrate their wedding in this holy place will have a happy married life.
Gods Form and explanation
Parashurama as instructed by Goddess Mangaladevi, came to the place where the three rivers converge namely Nethravathi, Kumaradara and Phalguni.
Time to visitThe temple is situated just 3km from Mangalore city (Hampankatta) railway station , and frequent bus service is provided to the temple to take there take. City Bus Nos are: 27, 27A, 29A.. Autorikshaws and taxis are also available for personal transportation.
The temple opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m during the Chitra Pournami festival and at other times tourists can still take the darshan by getting a special letter from the forest department officer.
Rules and Rituals of the temples
Other places to Visit
|Nearby tourist places to Mangala Devi Temple
Priyar Wildlife Sanctuary
|Other places to visit near mangaladevi temple are Milagres Church, St Aloysius College Chapel, Kadri Manjunatha Temple, Sultan Batheri, Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, Kadri Park, Gokarnath Temple, Idgah Maidan Mosque, Holy Rosary Church or Rosario Cathedral, Kudroli Gokarnath Temple.|
How to reach the Temple
- As the temple is situated just 3 km distance from heart of the Mangalore city (Hampankatta), availability of frequent buses make it convenient to reach temple. For various independent and convenient travel plenty of auto-rickshaws also available nearby to the city and even near to the temple place.
- Through airways the Mangalore Bajpe airport is located nearly 10 km away from the heart of the city. Mangalore airport is connected to many cities in India. Regular flights are available from Mangalore to Bangalore and Chennai. Taxi services are available from airport to city costing about Rs 200.
Through railways -the city of Mangalore is a major rail junction in Southern railway of India. The city is well connected to all major cities in India. Regular train services are there from Mangalore to Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum
Through roadways -the facility of KSRTC buses of Kerala and Karnataka connect all major cities in Kerala and Karnataka with Mangalore. Volvo bus services are available from Mangalore to Bangalore, Chennai and Trivandrum.