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Located on the banks of River Nandini, this is one of the most sacred temples dedicated to Goddess Durgaparameshwari (also called as Bhraamare or Bhramarambha). It is believed that Goddess Durga reincarnated as Durgaparameshwari, daughter of River Nandini to save people from Arunasura, a demon. On an annual festival in April and on Laksha Deepotsava, the day of Kartika Bahula Panchami, this mythological tale is enacted through a local folk dance Yakshagana along with many miracles of Goddess...
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This temple is built in the 9th century by Kundavarma of Ahepa Dynasty. Myth is that, 2 monks who had come from Nepal advised the king to dedicate the land here for Mangaladevi and thus sanctify his kingdom. The Navrathri festival here is celebrated with full gusto by performing grand ‘poojas’. On the seventh day, Goddess Sharadamba is worshipped and on subsequent day, the goddess Mangaladevi is worshipped as Maarikamba. Entry
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The church is built in 1680 by Bishop Thomas de Castro, a Theatine priest of Salcette in Goa, to strengthen the Christian community in the region. The altar here has French paintings of St. Monica and St. Augustine. After Bishop Thomas de Castro's death, he was buried in Milagres Cemetery. Entry
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8 AM - 7PM. Visit duration
1 to 2 hours. Address
Falnir Road, Hampankatta, Mangalore- 575 001.
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Located at a place where the River Nethravathi and Arabian Sea meet, this is one of the popular beaches in Mangalore. ‘Rudra Shile’, a collection of large rocks is the major tourist attraction here. There is also a Somanath temple built by Queen Abbakka Devi. You will also come across a partially ruined fort and a palace near the beach. Entry
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8 AM - 6 PM. Visit duration
1 to 2 hours. Address
Someshwar Beach, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
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It is the most famous and popular beach in Mangalore attracting majority of tourists and locals. The beautiful view of the sunset here is most revered. If you are a passionate Kite Runner, be there during the last week of April for an annual kite festival which is a regular feature here. Entry
Free. Timing
8 AM - 6 PM. Visit duration
1 to 2 hours. Address
Panambur, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
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During the rule of Tippu Sultan, this site was used to graze horses and hence it got its name ‘Kudre-valli’. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is built in 1912 by Sri Narayana Guru for the Billava community. It is the only temple built in the Tamil Nadu style of architecture in Karnataka. There are also small shrines of Navagraha, Annapoorneswari, Mahaganapathi, Subramanya, Shaneeshwara and Anandabhairava surrounding the main temple. The walls of the temple are decorated with many...
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Dedicated to Shri Chandranath, a renowned Jain saint, this Jain temple is built in Nepalese style of architecture during the latter half of 15th century. Located in Moodabidire, the temple is adorned with carvings on its walls and pillars. Entry
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During day. Visit duration
2 to 3 hours. Address
Thousand Pillars Jain Temple, Moodabidri, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
Dharmasthala temple
Dharmasthala and Upudpi are one of the holiest pilgrimage centers in India. Udupi was established by Dwaaita Saint, Sri Madhwacharya. The specialty of this temple is you can have witness the Lord through a window which has nine holes which is called as Navagraha Kitiki. The reason behind this is a huge belief that the devotees had about this was the idol of Sri Krishna turned around to provide darshan to Kanakadasa. The swamiji of the temple is only allowed to enter the garbha gruha of this ...
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It is one of the sacred temples of Mangalore and is built in the earlier half of 13th century. Additionally, the temple is a renowned center for Yakshangana and cultural activities. Ganesha Chaturthi, Samakranthi Rathothsava and Laksha Deepotsava are the main festivals celebrated here annually. Entry
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6 AM - 7 PM. Visit duration
1 to 2 hours. Address
Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, Ganapathi Temple Street, Hampankatta, Mangalore 575001.
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Built in the 11th century, this temple of Lord Shiva has an idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy (Lord Shiva) that is regarded as the oldest idol in South India. The myth is that answering to the prayers of Parashurama, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Manjunatha along with his wife Goddess Parvathi and stayed at Kadri. There are a number of water ponds in the temple premises. Other notable structures include Goddess Durga temple towards the west, Lord Ganesha temple in the northern side and id...
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