Kadri Manjunatha Temple Mangalore Karnataka

Kadri Manjunatha Temple is located at Kadri in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. The temple of Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century. Kadri Temple was built during the 10th century and converted to a stone structure during the 14th century. Built with nine water tanks, the temple stands majestically at the foot of the Kadri Hills.

Kadri Manjunatha Temple Deities

Lord Manjunatha, also known as Lokeshwara, is the presiding deity of Kadri Manjunatha Temple, who is portrayed in a bronze statue. This 1.6 m tall statue, regarded as the best bronze statue in India, is in the sitting posture with three faces and six arms. The image is in the shape of Udbhava Linga, a natural stone slab which is found parallel to the level of the floor of the main sanctorum. A unique feature of Shiva Linga at Kadri Manjunatha Temple is the vanishing of the water when poured on it. This idol is said to be the oldest of the South Indian temples. The sacred Netravathi River lies on the way to this place.

Kadri Manjunatha Temple Mangalore Karnataka

Ammanavaru, Chandranath and the four Dharma Daivas or the guardian spirits of Dharma, namely Kumaraswamy, Kalarahu, Kalarkayi, and Kanyakumari are the deities worshipped here.

Kadri Manjunatha Temple Festivals

Laksha Deepotsava in November – December, Pattanaje Festival in May, Shivarathri and Navarathri are the major festivals celebrated here.

How to reach Kadri Manjunatha Temple

Kadri Manjunatha Temple is just 4 kms from Mangalore Railway Station. Mangalore is a major junction in South railway of India. Train services are there from Mangalore to Kochi, Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum. Konkan Railways connect Mangalore to Goa and Trivandrum.

By Air

Mangalore Bajpe Airport is located about 10 km from the heart of the city.  Daily flights are available from Mangalore to Bangalore and Chennai.

By Road

The temple is located about 4 km from the Nehru Maidaan Service bus stand. KSRTC buses connect all major cities in Kerala and Karnataka with Mangalore. Regular bus services are available from Mangalore to Bangalore, Chennai and Trivandrum.


  1. The painting shown here is of Dharmasthala Manjunatha Swamy and not of Kadri Manjunatha Swamy.

    1. Thanks for letting us know.....we have updated the picture to Kadri Manjunatha swamy temple


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