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Mariyamma Temple Urwa Marigudi Temple


Urwa is a private territory inside the city furthest reaches of Mangalore, in Karnataka, India.

Urwa is acclaimed for the Mariyamma Temple, which is famously known as Urwa Marigudi, furthermore a few prestigious scholastic foundations.

About the Temple

Mariyamma Temple Urwa Marigudi Temple

Mariyamma sanctuary is around 5 km from Mangaladevi Temple in Mangalore city. The primary god of this sanctuary is Goddess Mariyamma. It is trusted that Mariyamma and Mangaladevi were sisters. Mariyamma is additionally alluded to as the goddess of riches.

In Urwa in the regions of Mangalore, legend has it that the Goddess showed up in the fantasies of one of the Mogaveera staying in Urwa and requested a dwelling place in the region thus a sanctuary was worked for the divinity, The Mogaveeras have an interesting method for thanks giving for this goddess. They make gold decorations as various assortment of fish and the god if embellished with it, it is one of the most seasoned and the best known sanctuaries in the region; it is the most worshipped goddess of the Mogaveeras. The gold pendants and pieces of jewellery are all things considered offer are in the shape of fishes, for example, "bangude sara" (mackerel accessory), "bhutayi sara" (sardine), "seegadi sara" (prawn) and "maanji sara" (pomfret).

History of the Temple

The historical backdrop of Goddess Shree Mariyamma can be followed back to almost around 800 years. According to old fables and the expressions of precursors, a man from the 'chulli Gurikara' family, living in the Mogaveera town of old Karnataka, had gone to the ghat zone on business visit. While returning home, he felt that some perfect force is tailing him and he likewise felt as though his body shook and shudder as though in a daze known as "Avesha" which means Goddess entering a human body and talking through him. He later felt as though God said to him to take her along him to the spot where he lives. He then achieved Urwa and chose to assemble a sanctuary to this Goddess.

Knowing this every one of the villagers held a meeting and therefore every one of the individuals from the seven pattanas of the Mogaveera Samaj held a meeting from Kudroli to Hosabettu. According to the choice taken by all, the Gram Patela (town head) of Boloor was made their head and he portrayed the procedures of the meeting and he likewise proposed a reasonable spot for development of sanctuary for the Devi. It was an empty plot of area. In those days the Kumbaras used to perform poojas to Lord Eshwara (Shiva) in the close-by katte or gudi (landmarks). Accordingly villagers of Mogaveera Pattanas introduced the icon of Goddess Shree Maaridevi and began venerating the Devi in the adjoining plot beside Eshwara Gudi.

Regardless of their neediness, all the fishermen separated with one offer of their pay for the advancement of the Devi Temple. From that point onwards, it turned into a custom to gather vanthige (money related offerings) from the villagers of the pattanas. As confirmation of their commitment, their cash was then used to enliven the Goddess with various assortments of gold coins on her neck. Every one of the ladies, kids with no age bar, co-worked in the development of the Mariyamma Temple, by holding hands in this honorable purpose. They even conveyed blocks, stones and other building materials on their heads and strolled the distance for one and half km from Boloor.

From the time immemorial, at whatever point they confronted a lack of fishes in the ocean or any emergency, every one of the villagers of the seven paraganas meet at Yogettu and implored the Devi for an entire day, and marvellously the precise following day they would get a plentiful product of fishes in the oceans. To bolster this conviction, they have a great deal of confirmation as well. Case in point at whatever point the ocean turned out to be wild and unpleasant and they couldn't wander into it for angling, they would appeal to Goddess Maariyamma and inexplicably she would favor her devotees and the waves would subside once again into the ocean and quiet down the waters. Notwithstanding amid substantial downpours lashing the oceans, the anglers without looking after their lives would hop into the oceans with the conviction that Goddess Maariamma would secure them by not permitting any mischance to happen and in this way ensuring the whole Mogaveera Samaja.

Consequently from the antiquated times right up 'til the present time, the Mogaveera Samaja has relinquished everything at the feet of Goddess Maariyamma. As confirmation of this Sridevi Maariyamma has requested the "chulli" family to take part and play out all the religious services and ceremonies of the sanctuary notwithstanding when they have any "Sutakas" (terrible signs). All the religious services even today are being led by the Mogaveeras of the seven pattanas in grouping in a steady progression, every year.


Dasara is the critical celebration celebrated there furthermore in January 14 chandika yaga, vishesha hoovina pooje and in April a week ago Rashipooje are praised amazingly. Consistently amid early March Mari Pooja is held with showcase. Individuals accumulate from every adjacent town in Mangalore. Extraordinary Pooja happens for three days. Readiness for the festival of Mari Pooja begins just about from 1 week. This day the goddess will be improved with kilograms of gold.

Pretty much as each town has a Shiva sanctuary, it is watched that every town will have a Marigudi sanctuary. Marigudi sanctuary present at Urwa has its impact on five neighboring towns. Different pujas like Madastana, Kanchi Harake from kids, Darshana Bali are performed amid the yearly Mari Puja celebration. The propitious nine-night celebration celebrated at Marigudi sanctuary. Different pujas are offered amid nowadays. Every one of the devotees are presented with evening Annadana Prasada.



The nearest airport is Mangalore Airport.


The nearest major railway station is Mangalore Railway Station.


It takes 6 minutes to travel from Urwa to Mangalore. Approximate driving distance between Urwa and Mangalore is 5 kms.

Temple Address

Mariyamma Temple / Urwa Marigudi Temple,
Urwa, Mangalore Taluk,
Dakshina Kannada District,
Karnataka, India,
Pincode – 575 006.


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

  • Marriage
  • Get married to a person of a girl's choice
  • Health and longevity of husband

Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe

Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.

Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe

Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.

Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe

Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.


The temple is open from 06:30 am to 02:00 pm and from 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm.

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