Posral Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple
Posaral is a beautiful, little village on the border of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts. It has an extremely old temple of Lord Mahalingeshwara and Mahaganapati.This temple is almost 1200 years old. The temple was renovated in 2006 but still it has all the basic infrastructure.
The temple is located on the banks of the river Shambhavi. Another unique thing about this temple is that there are some very antique carvings on the pillars of the Theertha Mantap.The speciality of this temple is that the locals believe that the Lord here is very pleased with tender coconut abhishekam. So it is a custom to offer the Lord a few tender coconuts if one’s wishes (as requested to the Lord) comes true.
Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapati Devasthana,
Karkala Taluk, Udupi – 576128.
Main deities: Mahalingeshwara, Mahaganapati, Nagas, Brahma.
How to get there: From Mangalore, reach Mulki and then turn right towards Kinnigoli. After Kinnigoli, reach Moorukaveri and turn left towards Belmann. Reach Jaarikatte and turn right. You will find an arch to Posaral on the right side after about 2kms.