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Manjunatha Temple


Arranged on the banks of waterway Nethravathi and encompassed by the rich green timberlands and slopes of Malnad, Dharmasthala is known for its lovely surroundings and Sri Manjunathaswamy Temple.The Manjunatha temple is arranged at the Kadri slopes close to Dharmasthala, Mangalore. The temple is situated at a separation of four kilometers from Nehru Maidan transport stand.A huge number of visitors and aficionados visit the temple consistently. In Dharmasthala, philanthropy is a lifestyle, reached out to all without separation.

Sri Dharmasthala which is one of the sacrosanct spots in South India and is an acclaimed explorer focus. It is arranged in the town of Dharmasthala, in Beltangady Taluk of South Kanara region around 75 kms from Mangalore. The prestigious Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple has a one of a kind trademark. It has a place with the Shaivite order or the class of Hindus who consider Lord Shiva as their prime god. Other than Lord Shiva, this temple likewise has symbols of Dharma Daivas (Lord Dharma's Guardian Spirits) and Shakti or Ammanavaru. The four Guardian Spirits of Lord Dharma are Kanyakumari, Kalarkayi, Kumaraswamy and Kalarahu.

About The Temple

Manjunatha Temple

The temple is average estimated structure with a pyramid formed rooftop. By, the temple may have worked in tenth century by a comparative establishment of the Lokeshwara symbol in the year 968 A.D. Within the temple premises, toward the West is the temple of Goddess Durga and the North of the temple is Lord Ganesh. Amid the celebration of 'Laksha Deepotsava', one lakh lights are lit and religious talks are held. Free dinner is supplied to the devotees regardless of position, statement of faith and shading.

Sri Manjunatha, Udbhava Linga made of common stone section is discovered verging on parallel to the level of the floor of the sanctum sanctorum. An astonishing truth is that any measure of water poured on it vanishes instantly. There are two symbols, one of which is that of Mastyendranantha in the Southern specialty in the sitting stance having his palms held one over the other on his collapsed right leg. Another boss god of this temple is Lord Lokeshwara which is of five feet tall icon with three appearances, six arms 1.6m high is one of the best in India. The icon dates back to 968 A.D as indicated by the engravings. It uncovers that the King Kundavarma Bupendra of the Alupas genealogy got the Lokeshwara icon introduced in Kadrika Vihara.

Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple – The Code of Conduct

Manjunatha Temple

Devotees entering the Dharmasthala  Manjunatha Temple must take after the underneath specified implicit rules before entering the temple premises. Before entering the Sanctum Sanctorum men ought to uproot their shirt and innerwear (over the waist).Ladies can't enter this temple wearing nighties. Also, men wearing half jeans are banished from entering the temple. Youngsters under two years old are not permitted to enter the Sanctum Sanctorum.


Manjunatha Temple

Annadhana (offering nourishment) is considered as the best virtue among Danas(offering Alms). Here at Dharmasthala the temple advisory group sorts out free sustenance to every one of its lovers opposing all hindrances of position and belief. Annadhana at the well-known Annapurna eating corridor is a remarkable component of Dharmasthala, where a straightforward supper of rice, dal, vegetables and buttermilk is served in the conscientiously perfect, breezy lobby and an inviting environment. The temple likewise gives insurance to the poor – Abhayadana; free drug – Aushadhadana; advancement of instructive offices – Vidyadana.

Timing of Temple

1. Devotees might benefit Darshan, Pooja and Prasadam from 6-30 a.m. to 2-00 p.m.

2. Abhisheka, Archane will be held from 8-30 a.m. to 11-00 a.m.

3. At night Darshan, Pooja will be held from 7-00 p.m. to 8-30 p.m.

4. Thulabhara Seva can be offered at 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on any day.

Festivals celebrated at Dharmasthala

Ganesha celebration, Navaratri and Deepavali celebrations are praised with magnificence at Dharmasthala. The yearly celebration or jubilee called Pattanajae Jatre is held in April consistently before the onset of rainstorm. Individuals run from far and close amid these times.

Laksha Deepothsava

Festival of lights and stupendous enlightenment celebrated for five days in the month of Kartika (November – December) amid this celebration, there are social exercises, Sarva-Dharma and Sahithya Sammelana.

There are uncommon classes are as per the following:

1. Fine expressions on the third day.

2. Religions of the world, on the fourth day.

3. Literature on the fifth day

4. Special Poojas to Chandranatha Swamy.


Sri Satyanarayana Swamy pooja is led regular at 9am and Sani pooja is led on all.

About The deity

Shree Manjunath, an unmistakable type of Lord Shiva, is the managing divinity of the Sri Manjunatheshwara Temple. The god present in the temple is in the style of Udbhava Linga. Ruler Manjunath speaks to legendary relationship, religion and scholarship. Besides the primary divinity there is likewise a Nrusimha Saligrama, a symbol of Lord Vishnu, that sits alongside the principle god. Goddess Ammanavaru (Parvathi), Lord Mahaganapati, Goddess Durga and Lord Ganesha are venerated in the temple. Mangaladevi, as Shakti, is additionally adored in the temple.

Legend and Stories

At first this spot was a little town by the name Kuduma in Mallarmadi and was arranged in Belthangady. In this town dwelled a Jain Bunt chieftain, Birmanna Pergade, alongside his wife, Ammu Ballalthi. The house they lived in was known as Nelliadi Beedu.

Legends anticipate that the four gatekeepers of Lord Dharma camouflaged themselves as individuals and went by the chieftain's home. They were scanning for a spot where Dharma could be lectured and it could be proliferated and preceded. The Pergade family got them with due appreciation as is appeared to guests. The Dharma Daivas were extremely satisfied with the accommodation appeared by Birmanna Pergade and showed up in his fantasies that night.

The gatekeeper heavenly attendants educated the chieftain the motivation behind their visit and asked the Pergade couple to empty their home and take after the way of Dharma. The Pergade couple cleared the house at Nelliadi Beedu and assembled another house for themselves. Till date, the devotees of the Dharma Daivas proceeds in this house.

Again the Dharma Daivas showed up in the fantasies of the chieftain and educated him to construct separate places of worship for the four Daivas. You will find that the Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple has four separate places of worship devoted to the four Dharma Daivas. Pergade picked four commendable people who might help him in performing his obligations as an executive head of the four sanctums.

The Daivas guaranteed that the Pergade family would get plentiful assets as philanthropy and notoriety through the Kshetra. Brahman ministers were welcome to perform the ceremonies after Pergade built these temples. The clerics asked for Pergade to additionally assemble a Shivalinga other than the Daivas. Annappa Swamy, the hireling of the Daivas, was accordingly sent to Kadri, close to Mangalore, to get a Shivalingam. Instantly a short time later, the Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple was raised around the Shivalinga. Henceforth, a few functions were held together for Manjunatha Swamy, Chandranatha Swamy and the holy messengers. Kuduma got to be Dharmasthala, the spot where Dharma is a method for life.

Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple – Family History

The maker of the Pergade family is Birmanna Pergade and his life partner Ammu Ballalthi. They are the inherited trustees of the Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple. The eldest individual from the Pergade family goes about as the Dharma Adhikari or the Chief Administrator. He expects the title of the Heggade. The medieval master of the temple town was Heggade who likewise assumed the liability to understand the criminal and common question of the general population.

Till this day, the Heggade, who is the eldest living individual from the Pergade family, sits every day and explains debate identifying with criminal and common cases.This is known as hoyulu. The Pergade family has proceeded with this convention of taking on the position of Dharma Adhikari since twenty eras.

Presently Dharmasthala is excellent city with advanced houses,magnificent structures and traveler homes.There are numerous instructive organizations giving fundamental and higher trainings.Indeed, even following quite a while, the Heggade family has kept on serving the spot with gifts and so on.

Taking after the strides of his progenitors, the present Dharmadhikari, Sri Veerendra Heggade has effectively achieved a few progressive formative undertakings. Not long after he assumed responsibility, Sri Veerendra Heggade finished the establishment of the 39 ft., 170 ton Bahubali in Dharmasthala.

Rare Facts

An astounding certainty is that any measure of water poured on the fundamental linga vanishes instantly.The Manjunatha Temple is of massive social worth, due to the way that the temple takes after common convention.



Mangalore is the nearest airport.


Mangalore is the closest railway station.


There are a lot of buses employed from everywhere throughout the Karnataka state operated by Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.

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