#3 of 44 Places to Visit in Mangalore
Distance (From Mangalore Central Railway Station): 2.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 2.5 km from Mangalore Railway Station, Kudroli Temple is a sacred Hindu temple located in the city of Mangalore. It is one of the top places to visit in Mangalore, and among the popular places of pilgrimage in Karnataka.
Kudroli Temple is dedicated to Gokarnanatheswara, another form of Lord Shiva. This is the only temple in Karnataka started by Narayana Guru, the famous social reformer from Kerala, and among the must include places in Mangalore Tour Packages.
This temple was built by a devotee called H. Koragappa in the year 1912 under the guidance of Narayana Guru. In 1991, the gopuram of the temple was renovated to Chola Gopuram style. The Shiva Linga is carved out of marble brought by Narayana Guru from Gokarna where he found it underwater. The other deities worshipped here are Goddess Annapoorneshwari, Lord Bhairava, and Lord Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvathi.
Navarathri is the famous annual festival of this temple. The ninth-day celebration is symbolic with a grand procession of Durga similar to Mysore Dasara celebrations.
Timings: 6 AM - 1 PM & 4 - 8:30 PM