Monday, March 29, 2010

Mangaladevi Temple, Mangalore

The place name Mangalapur (Mangalore) is originated from the name of the Goddess Mangaladevi the deity of the temple. It is located at 3 kms southwest of the Mangalore city.

The temple has its roots into the ninth century when King Kundavarma of Ahepa dynasty ruled the place. He granted land to two saints from Nepal who had come there for their religious activities under his protection and patronage. They told him the place was dedicated to Mangaladevi.

The King got a grand shrine of Sri Mangaladevi, built on the hallowed place. The two sages themselves guided and supervised the execution of the work. The ardent devotees believe that the worship of Mangaldevi brings them prosperity and happiness.


The photography inside the temple is strictly prohibited.

49 comments:

V Rakesh said...

This is one awesome place! I've been there a number of times and as recently as a couple of months ago!

Brilliant feature!

joo said...

Such a beautiful place and interesting story!
Greeting:)

Protege said...

Interesting temple and story; at first I thought it was some sort of a market.;)
xo
Zuzana

Nisha said...

Never been to that place. The pillar looks quite fascinating.

Babli said...

Though I have been to Bangalore several times but have not been to this temple at Mangalore. Next time I will definitely visit. You have explained very nicely with wonderful pictures. Lovely post.

Manang Kim said...

Great shots and you continued me to be amazed with this beautiful buildings.

Ruby Tuesday

Tammie Lee said...

So many wonderful temples. Thank you for sharing.

Carver said...

Very interesting post and photographs.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

that looks so beautiful. what a wonderful place to visit.

Denise said...

Thank you for sharing a very interesting part of your world. The photos were also very enjoyable.

Hazel said...

I wonder what is that young woman on the lower right portion of the second photo is looking at.

Sylvia K said...

Such a marvelous look at your world, Rajesh, as always! Great shots of such an interesting and beautiful place! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Jossie said...

Sounds like a very interesting place. Thank you for sharing your story.

lynda howells said...

amazing how just a little red shows up so strongly isn't? lovely images. lyndax

Wren said...

I am learning so much about India and its history and culture from your blog. Thank you for sharing your country with us.

SandyCarlson said...

I would love to be there. So beautiful.

Lawstude said...

this is absolutely beautiful. i have met a lot of indians while on a trip to singapore and they say that i should visit your beautiful country. hope to go there soon.

The Cunning Runt said...

I love this - it's both beautiful and informative!

chubskulit said...

another fascinating facts about India, greAT shots!

Thanks for visiting My Ruby Tuesday

Jacob said...

It looks a bit different from other temples you have shown us. Wonder why they don't allow photography inside?

Wolynski said...

Pity a lot of these temples don't allow indoor photography. Mustn't disturb the devout, I suppose.

great photos.

Indrani said...

That is interesting Rajesh!

magiceye said...

thank you for the history

LadyFi said...

So much history - so much beauty!

Randi said...

Very interesting post and lovely shots.

DiDo said...

My native place - manglore.. and i love this temple... the godess looks beautiful ...dsnt she?? wonderful clicks :)

P.N. Subramanian said...

Lovely post. I never knew this. Thanks.

Ann said...

That tube that looks like drums joined together, what is it?

In New Zealand, one is not allowed to photograph inside the marae too.

Anonymous said...

Kindly check up. Mangaladevi Temple as shown here also appears in a blog. But the location is near Thekkady (Kerala). Please see the link below and reconcile:
http://getaway2india.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/thekkady/

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for sharing! Beautiful pictures and I love the snippets of history that you give us.

Marice said...

thanks for the quick trip! :)

u may view mine here

George said...

Thanks for another very interesting post. You are teaching us so much about India and its history and culture.

joshi daniel said...

interesting!

Eden said...

Great post. Beautiful pictures. And thank you for sharing its history. I always love reading about your part of the world.

Rajesh said...

Rakesh: Thanks, good to know you have already seen this plaace and liked it.

Joo, Protege, Kim, Lee, Carver, Susan, Denise, Hazel, Sylvia, Jossie, Lynda, Wren, Sandy, Lawstude, Runt: Thanks for the appreciation.

Nisha, Ann: Thanks, the pillar is made of bronze. This will be there in most of the temples in South India. Usually it is metalic or stone pillar.

Babli: Thanks, you will find lot of interesting places to see in Mangalore.

Indrani, Rose, magiceye, LadyFi, Randi, DiDo, Subramanian, Sallie, Marice, George, Joshi, Eden: Thanks for the appreciation.

Anonymous: Thanks, I have heard the temple with similar name and look near Tekkadi. But never been there before. The temple in Tekkadi looks like has more space in the surroundings.

Jacob: Thanks. The architecture of this temple is different from other temples I have posted. These kind of temples are seen in Southern most part of India.

Wolynski, Jacob: Thanks, the photography is not allowed, as people will be more interested in photography rather than praying.

siromade08 said...

Nice shot and wonders of India

Liz @ MLC said...

Looks very interesting. Happy MYM!

Mommy's Little Corner

life's journey said...

Quite pretty and interesting...happy Mellow yellow Monday.

Pie said...

Very interesting shots. Happy Blue Monday.

I played too. Mine is here.

RNSANE said...

I hope this is one of the places I get to visit when I come for my six month stay, beginning in October! It is such a beautiful place.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful place and buildings!
Have a nice day:-)

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Nanna said...

thanks for sharing a part of your world, hapy BlueMonday!
Helen

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

beautiful and interesting post...

Joops said...

That's really nice!

My Blue Monday

chubskulit said...

Another interesting piece of India..

Please come visit if you get a chance to see my blue monday
Followed your networked blog by the way..

marites1034 said...

a very interesting place, a must say. have a good week ahead.

Rajesh said...

Rnsane: Thanks, Glad to here that you will be in India fro 6 months. If you plan properly you can cover major places depending on your area of interest.

siromade08, Liz, journey, Pie, Spiderdama, Sally, Helen, Coffeeveggie, Joops, Rose, Marites: Thanks for the appreciation.

Nalini Hebbar said...

I love the west coast temples...the architecture is so eco-friendly!