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Jai Santoshi Mata Temple

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Distance (From Karwar Bus Station): 4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Nagnath Temple

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 4 km from Karwar Bus Stand and 1 km from Nagnath temple, Jai Santoshi Mata Temple is a religious attraction located at Nandangadda on the banks of River Kali in Karwar.

The main deity of the temple is Sri Jai Santoshi Mata, the daughter of Lord Ganesha. Santoshi Mata was said to be the reincarnation of Goddesses Durga, who symbolizes power and stands for moral order. The temple is maintained by Jai Santoshi Mata Kshetra Saunsthan. Sri Maha Kali and Sri Ganesh are also worshipped here along with Mata Santoshi temple. The main Maha Kali temple is located on the Kali Dweep Island in the center of river Kali.

Deepotsav is celebrated at this temple on all Tuesdays and Fridays. During this occasion, the entire site is lit with lamps. Ugadi Lakshadeepotsav is held at Jai Santoshi Mata Temple during the month of Shravan.

According to the local belief, by doing the 16 Friday Vrata and Udyapana people got rid of their poverty and started putting the step towards prosperity by having the grace of Mata. Tourists can reach this temple through availing the various means of public transport like auto, bus, car and tempos which are available from Karwar town.