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Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple
Lord Mahaganapathi - Main deity Lord Laxmiganapathi

Lord Mahaganapathi - Main deity Lord Laxmiganapathi

The Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple is one of the most well known tourist attractions that are situated in the city of Mangalore in Karnataka. This temple is well acclaimed as one of the most popular temples of the southern part of India.

The name “Sharavu” is derived from “Shara” which means arrow. About eight centuries back, the “Sthalapurana” or local legendary depicts, a very powerful king, Maharaja Veerabahu of tuluva region, killed a cow by sheer mistake by shooting it with an arrow. He in reality meant to shoot the tiger which was standing besides the cow. But, his unculpable terrible sin had to be erased, for which he did install a “Shiva Linga” as per the suggestion of a great seer Sri Bharadhwaja.

This Shivalinga has been worshipped by the Maharaja as Sharabeshwara. This sacred place was termed thereafter as “Sharavu” and the newly formed temple tank as “Sharatheertha”.

This temple attracts thousands of devotees everyday. On the special occasions like Sri Ganesh Chaturthi, annual Car Festival or “Rathothsava” starting on Chandramana Yugadi, Deepothsava or Festival of Lights and on Shankasti Chaturthi days, a very large number of devotees do have the sacred “Darshana” of Lord Sharabeshwara Lord Mahaganapathy. This temple is indeed the center of a variety of cultural activities like Yakshagana, Dance Drama etc. and also of humanitarian as well as social service activities

How to reach the temple:
As the temple is situated in the very heart of the main city of Mangalore i.e. in Hampankatta area it is very easy and convenient to reach temple from any corner of the city. It is near and rear to K.S.Rao Road and Vishwa Bhavan Hotel complex. New visitors can catch auto-rickshaw for convenience.

Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

Postal Corresponding Address:
Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple
Mangalore – 575001
Karnataka -India
Phone: 91-824- 440328
E-mail: – sharavu@hotmail.com

Seva List:
At the Abode of Sri Mahaganapati:
1. Panchakajjayam
2. Coconut Ganahoma
3. Doorvarchana
4. Karpoorarati
5. Appa Pooja
6. Halu-Payasam
7. Hoovina Pooja
8. Ranga Pooja
9. Vehicle Pooja (2, 3 Wheelers)
10. Vehicle Pooja ( 4 Wheelers)

At the Abode of Lord Sri Sharabheshwara:
1. Kartika Pooja
2. Rudrabhisheka
3. Panchamritha Abhisheka
4. Ekadhasha Rudrabhisheka
5. Shatha Rudrabhisheka
6. Ranga Pooja
7. Shiva Pooja
8. Bilwa Patrarchana

At the Abode of Lord Sri Nagabrahma:
1. Ksheerabhisheka
2. Tender Coconut Abhisheka
3. Panchamritha Abhisheka
4. Thambila
5. Ashwatha Narayana Pooja

Special events in Chithra Bhanu Samvatsara:
1. Nagara Panchami
2. Righu Upakarma
3. Yejur Upakarma
4. Shri Ganesha Chathurthi
5. Anantha-Chathurdhashi
6. Navarathri Festival
7. Deepavali
8. Gopooja
9. Laksha Deepotsava
10. Maha Shivarathri
11. Souramana Ugadi
12. Temple Car Festival (Utsava)

4 Responses to Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

  1. Suchindrum L.Padmanabhan Potti

    Shivalli Brahmins culture js being saved here

  2. Ramesh V Bhat

    It is one of the well maitained temple managed by the Sharavu Shastri family free from endowment control.
    Ramesh V Bhat

  3. K. N. ADIGA

    I remember very much having visited the temple when i was in Managlore.

    Good photogrphs and information.


    I am from KOCHI now.Whwn ever I visit Mangalore I visit this temple morn and eve everyday to the extend possible,

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