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Sri Gokarna Natheswarar temple

Moolavar : Gokarna Natheswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Annapporani
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Kalyani Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Kudroli
District : Mangalore
State : Karnataka




   Narayana Guru Jayanthi, Naga Panchami and Karthikai Deepam in November-December are the festivals observed by the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   The two lakh square feet temple is built with marbles. The Rajagopuram built in 1991 is of Tamilnadu temple architecture style. Idol of Mother Annapoorani is made of Gold.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


   Sri Gokarna Natheswarar Temple, Kuthroli, Mangalore, Karnataka state.


   91 824- 249 4040, 249 5740

General Information:

   Devotees undertake Alankaras ? dressing ? to Lord Gokarna Natheswarar, Mother Annapoorani, Lord Maha Ganapathi, Lord Subramania, Lord Kala Bhairava, Navagrahas the nine planets, Sani Bhagwan and Narayana Guru in the respective Sannidhis ? shrines.? This is called Sarva Seva.


   Students pray here to shine in education and arts.? Others pray for good health free from diseases, freedom from fear of death and enemy threats.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer to Lord and Mother a nivedhana called Panja Gajjayam prepared with Kala dhil called Ellu in Tamil, green pulse flour, cardamom and jaggery. This is offered to devotees then as Prasad.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Sarva Seva prayers are followed in this temple to achieve progress in education and arts and for a life free from the fear of death and enemy threats. People of all faiths join in the Sri Rudra Mahabisheka performed for the total welfare of society.
There is a tank in the temple named Kalyani Theertham. Idols of Lord Shiva and Devas worshipping Him are around the four walls of the tank. The one idol depicting Holy Ganga coming to Earth through the hair lock of Lord Shiva is so realistic attracting the eyes of the devotees. The colour fountain rises upward to 120 feet forming a Pani Linga. There is also a sacred spring in the form of pot (Kumbam) called Narayana Theertham pure from salt though the temple is near the sea. Sri Anjaneya shrine is of gold. The idols of Mothers Mahalakshmi and Saraswathi are beauty personified.
Dasara-Navarathri and Vijaya Dasami are followed in the temple on such time and days as in Mysore. Nava Durga is taken in procession and then immersed in the river.

Temple History:

   A part of South Karnataka was then called Thulu Nadu. The residents of the place belong to Pillava community. Temple entry was denied to them in the 19th century. All protests and agitations ended in vain. It was also the period when Sri Narayana Guru built 301 temples to establish the right of all communities to worship God with equal dignity. Pillava people approached Sri Narayana Guru to realize their rights. As advised by him, they built the Kuthroli temple, installed a Shivalinga and named Him Gokarna Natheswarar.
Lord Gokarna Natheswarar temple is built on vast area covering 2 lakh square feet with marbles. The Rajagopuram of the temple is in Tamilnadu style built in the year 1991.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?The two lakh square feet temple is built with marbles. The Rajagopuram built in 1991 is of Tamilnadu temple architecture style. Idol of Mother Annapoorani is made of Gold.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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