At a distance of 3 km from Mangalore Railway Station, Mangaladevi Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the Bolara locality of Mangalore. It is one of the top places to visit in Mangalore.
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mangala Devi, from whom the city derived its name Mangalore. It is one of the must-visit places as part of Mangalore Tour Packages. The temple was built in the memory of Princess of Malabar Mangale in the 9th century.
Mangaladevi temple has a rich heritage and historical significance. The temple has a special significance for unmarried girls as it is believed that those who worship here and perform a special pooja will have their wish of finding a suitable groom fulfilled.
The Navarathri is the famous annual festival of this temple. On the ninth day (known as Mahanavami) a large number of devotees participate in the Rathothsava.
Timings: 6 AM - 9.30 AM, 11 AM - 1 PM & 4 PM - 8:30 PM