sharavu maha ganapathi

Welcome to Sharavu Maha Ganapathy Temple

The Sharavu Mahaganapathy 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



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.



S. Raghavendra Shastry,
Hereditary Archaka & Managing Trustee
SRI SHARAVU MAHAGANAPATHY TEMPLE
MANGALORE - 575001
KARNATAKA, INDIA

PHONE : 0824 - 2440328
E - MAIL : sharavu@hotmail.com



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