Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sharavo Sarabeshwara Maha Ganapathi and Mangala Devi temple, Mangalore- Karnataka

Sharavo  Sharabeshawara Maha Ganapati temple is about 800 years old. The main deity here is Siva, worshipped as Sharabeshwara hence this  sacred place came to be known as Sharavo. On the southern wall of the temple one finds the divine image of Dashabhuja Ganapathy along with Siddi Lakshmi.This temple attracts lot of tourists throughout the year from India and abroad.

Mangala Devi temple is another  popular shrine in Mangalore and this port town  derives its name from this Goddess Mangala Devi.This temple has a special significance for the maidens. For getting their wishes fulfilled of getting a suitable match , maidens observe  Mangala Parvati Vrata here. There is  frequent bus service or auto rickshaws  available for commuting here.
How to reach- Mangalore is well connected by rail, road and air.   
Accommodation- The city has many budget,luxury and deluxe hotels.
For other temples in Mangalore on My Pilgrimage click here



58 comments:

Arti said...

Such beautiful temples... I didnt know about the mangalore name... Wonderful indeed!!
Have a nice day:)

Shrikrishna Meena said...

Liked the bike standing in 'No Parking' Area and The work of policemen standing there.

anupama said...

Dear Chitra,
Good Evening!
So beautiful and religious ambience!
Wonderful photography!Once someone has given me the names of sixteen temples to be visited!I had been to Gokarna Temple and Mookambika Temple.
Wishing you a beautiful evening!
Sasneham,
Anu

KParthasarathi said...

Thanks .Could get an idea of the Shiva temple from the pictures.Have you included any pictures of Mangala Devi temple in this?

Mridula said...

Chitra after looking at your pictures I have realized another thing about temples. They have such beautiful color combinations, I liked the yellow, purple and the blue present in these pictures.

chitra said...

Arti, Thanks.

chitra said...

SKM , Keen sense of observation but he didn't allow us to park our car there :(

chitra said...

Anupama, thanks a lot. I have visited many temples in and around Mangalore . A few more post are in the queue.

chitra said...

Mangala devi temple is having the huge peepul tree in front.Last three photos are of that temple.

chitra said...

Mridula, Yes, the colour combination is very sober and attractive too.

? said...

We missed this in our trip to Mookambikka and Udipi.

Sridharan said...

Nice pictures.. The huge tree adds to the serenity of any temple.

chitra said...

?
Mangalore has some very ancient temples. May be next time you may visit these temples. It would take only 2-3 hrs as all these temples are in the town itself.

chitra said...

Sridharan, Thanks a lot.

EC said...

I have been to Mangala devi temple 2 yrs back..Nice to see it again in pics..

chitra said...

Thanks EC.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

I like the fact that maidens observe the vrata here to get their suitable match. Great post again

aipi said...

Beautiful temple..Ganpati statue looks divine!


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Insignia said...

I knew Mangalore came from Mangala Devi. But had not heard or seen the temple. Thanks for sharing Chitra. As usual, wonderful pictures with information

AswathiBabu said...

Chitra
very nice pictures and information also. Temples have a lot of tales to tell us. My hometown has a temple of Sri muruga. Whenever I walk through its pathways I always think of my ancestors who were regular visitors of Sri velayudhaswamy. Its a nice time for me. I like yr blog because temples are a part of our life and culture

chitra said...

Kiran, These beliefs and customs only binds us to the temple which we say as our culture isn't it?

chitra said...

aipi, thanks for your comment. I think you are also like me, a regular, who visits their friends blogs for encouraging.

chitra said...

Insignia,
I could not get much photos of Mangala Devi temple. Just took only from the entrance , was not sure whether I can click a few ones from inside.

chitra said...

Aswathy,
I also imagine when I visit temples which are thousands of years old as to how it would have been at that time. Great is it not.They are standing as a bond to connect us to the past.

Bikramjit said...

I had no clue how Mangalore came to be ... lovely temples

Bikram's

R. Ramesh said...

ivvalaluvu koil pagura ungalluku punniyamo punniyam..best wishes always

bhagya said...

anpathi temple one of our favorites. There are so many temples in and around Mangalore that we are not able to visit during our vacation.
Chitra add me in fb please.

chitra said...

Bikram, thanks.

chitra said...

Ramesh,
Nandri, Nandri, Konjum punyam ungalukkum poyi serattum.

chitra said...

Bhagya,
I think you are belong to Mangalore is it not?
Shall do the fb thing.

Team G Square said...

Thanks for sharing ..... nice pics .

sm said...

beautiful temple

chitra said...

Team G square,
Thank you.

chitra said...

sm, thanks

Archana said...

Magenta and yellow combination looks good!

Is there a Sharabhesh image here? If it is 800 years old, then it is contemporary to the temples at Darasuram and Tribhuvanam in Tamil Nadu. Both of these temples have Sharabhesh images. 12th century was the time when Sharabhesh worship was greatly patronised by the Chola rulers.

chitra said...

Archana, thanks.
No image here , the Linga is worshipped in that sankalpa. I remember seeing the Darasuram one, yet to visit Tribhuvanam. Always look for your comment as I learn something new every time.

....Petty Witter said...

As always I have enjoyed my armchair visit. Are those sculptures as pink as they seem or is it just the light?

R. Ramesh said...

hahah how sweet...thanks chitraji...nanri...

chitra said...

PW, they are pink in colour, a different one from the multi hued ones which you always see here.

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful temple..

chitra said...

Sushma, thanks.

Neena Sharma said...

What lovely colours. So desi yet so sophisticated.

chitra said...

Neena,
Thank you so much.

Martina said...

I love these pink figurines on that temple, beautiful and fun! I so love how India is never afraid of color!

Anonymous said...

Hey Chitra.. what a coincidence. I am visiting Mangalore next weekend and at home, all of us were discussing about nearby temples. OMG!! You rock! umaaaaaaah!

P.N. Subramanian said...

The town seems to derive its name from this reigning deity. I came across this somewhere else as well.Thanks.

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

chitraji, very beautiful description and images, thanks a lot......

Anya said...

Wow!!
Wow!!

I wish I could visit those temple :-)
Looks soooooooo beautiful ...

:-)

chitra said...

Martina, I know how much you love colours. Thanks for the visit. I am travelling hence not able to visit other blogs.

chitra said...

Vineeta ,
Thanks, and all the best for your new venture. Hope you will be able to visit a few at least.

chitra said...

P. N Subramaniam, thanks a lot.

chitra said...

Jayaraj, Thanks.
Anya, Thanks a lot.

JAGDISH BALI said...

As always nicely presented.

Arti said...

Hi Chitra, I was just passing by... Havent heard from you since some days, no post, no comment... Hope everything is alright on your side...
Have a wonderful day:)

A said...

Chitra,

As usual beautiful post and pictures. The post is one week long and for some reason I missed it. I don't how.

chitra said...

Jagadish. thanks.
Arti, I was travelling . Shall post one soon. Thanks for the concern dear.
A,
I thought you were pretty busy with your work. Nice to see your comment albeit late.

R. Ramesh said...

arre yaar,,,i am reaching chennai next month..who asked u to go back so soooonnn..anywy lets c if v can catch up...wishes ya

Martina said...

Hi Chitra, thank you for visiting! i just enjoyed looking at your slideshow again - and hope you have a fine day!