Mangalore Temples City is a renowned coastal city of Karnataka and it is a perfect destination to explore the rich cultural heritage and religious significance of the state. This port city has pristine beaches, delicious cuisine, and a rich cultural and religious heritage.
Virtual Tour Of The Top 4 Enchanting Temples of Mangalore
The city is named after the Hindu goddess Mangala Devi. Mangalore attracts many history enthusiasts and people who wish to learn about its rich cultural heritage. Each of the temples of this city has a unique charm, architectural style, and spiritual aura, and the captivating allure of these temples can be the best thing you can do on your trip to Mangalore.
Well if you are someone seeking spiritual guidance or simply a moment of introspection then I believe Mangalore can be the perfect fit for you. So let’s embark on a spiritual journey to nourish your soul and enriches your understanding through these majestic temples of Mangalore.
|Thousand Pillars Jain Temple||Shri Chandranath|
|Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple||Goddess Durga Parameshwari|
|Mangaladevi Temple||Goddess Mangaladevi|
|Kudroli Gokarnath Temple||Gokarnanatheshwara or Lord Shiva|
Thousand Pillar Jain temple is fondly called Saavira Kambada Basadi or Chandranath temple. The temple is noted for its 1000 pillars and 18 Jain temples. Jain Temple possesses beautifully built ornate walls and all these walls are decorated with intricate carvings. The temple resembles a Nepali temple because the temple has sloping roofs and wood coated with copper tiles.
This temple also has massive halls beautifully adorned with sculptures and beautifully sculptured Jain idols. The pillars of the temple illustrate traditional Vijaynagar architecture. Moreover, many pillars of the temples of the temple illustrate carvings of giraffes and dragons that show the influence of Chinese traditions through trade practices.
- Timings From 6 AM to 7 PM
- This temple requires at least 1 to 2 hours to explore.
Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple is a renowned temple in Mangalore located on the banks of the Nandini River and in the midst of lush green surroundings. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga who is worshipped here as Sri Durgaparameshwari.
This temple adds to the scenic beauty and spiritual ambience of the River Nandini, especially during the monsoon months. The premises of the temple are very spacious making it idle to sit chant and meditate. This temple also organizes and celebrates several festivals and events throughout the year which are enjoyed by the people of far and wide. One of them is “Kateel Utsav”.The administration of the temple also runs welfare programs.
- Timings From 5:30 AM to 10 PM
- It requires at least 2 to 3 hours to explore the temple.
This temple is located in the heart of Mangalore and is dedicated to Goddess Mangaladevi which is regarded as a form of Shakti. The city of Mangalore is named after this goddess and there is a popular belief that Mangala devi grants the wishes of all its followers. It is believed that this temple was built by the Hindu god, Parshuram. This temple is made out of wood in traditional South Indian architecture.
The temple is the right fit for you if you want to experience divinity and explore the cultural tapestry of this coastal city.
- Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM
This must-visit temple was by Sri Narayan Gurudev and he was a renowned social reformer and saint from Kerala. The construction of the temple dates back to 1912. The temple is crafted in the traditional Tamil Nadu style of architecture.
This temple has a harmonious blend of Kerala, Dravidian, and Saracenic styles of architecture. Apart from the main shrine, it also has shrines of Lord Subramanya and Goddess Durga. Celebrations of Navratri and Shivaratri are made here with great enthusiasm. This temple is a perfect place to seek solace, find inspiration, and connect with the higher spiritual realms.
- Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM