Majunatheswara temple is an ancient temple right inside the city of Manglore and the temple has Kadri hills as a back drop. The thick green foliage on the hills lend a beautiful charm to the whole setting. The tower of this temple is unique and it resembles a Buddhist pagoda. There is a Ganesha temple as soon as one enters the temple precincts, on the left side. The temple dates back to the 10th century but the present structure is around 500 years old . Goddess Parvati is worshipped on the Western side of the temple. It is believed that Siva and Parvati came to reside here at the request of Lord Parasurama. The bronze statue of the Lord Lokeshwara here in padmasana (seated pose) is considered to be finest bronze statue in India.
A natural spring at an elevated location known as Goumukha, believed here, to be the river Ganges itself. One has to climb a few steps to reach this spot. The water flowing out is let into the ponds here. The temple pond here is found at a higher level than the temple unlike other temples where it is found at a lower level. There are also many caves here and it is believed that Pandavas came and stayed here during their exile.
How to reach- Mangalore is well connected by Road, rail and air and offers attractive accommodation luxury, deluxe and economy class . People are friendly and anybody can be comfortable here.
Other temples in Mangalore on " My Pilgrimage"
2. Durga Parameshwari temple , Kateel near Mangalore.
For location, see map at the bottom of the post.