Situated on the South West side of India in Dakshina Kannada. The city is connected by road, rail & Air services from important places like Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai etc.
In Mangalore famous temples are Mangaladevi Temple, Kadri Manjunatha Temple & Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara Temples.
Sri Mangaladevi is the presiding deity of Mangalore and the temple is located next to our Ashrama. Kadri Manjunatha is very ancient temple of Lord Shiva similar to that of Dharmasthala. Sea shores of Panambur and Someshwara are famous. All weather deep sea port New Mangalore Port is famous for exports of granite and Manganese iron ores, cashew etc and is the 9th largest port in India.
Nearby Pilgrim Places
Udupi is well known for Sri Krishna Temple founded by Sri Madhwacharya, propounder of Dwaita mata. The puja and rituals are conducted by eight mathas on a rotation basis for two years. The Anantheshwara and Chandramoulishwara temples are very famous. Udupi is about 60 kms from mangalore and is connected by frequent buses and train http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udupi_Sri_Krishna_Matha
An important place of Divine Mother Mookambika, is located on the foothills of Western Ghats and is founded by Sri Shankaracharya. It is situated on the river Souparnika. It is about 140 km from Mangalore and is well connected by buses and trains.
One of the four mathas established by Sri Shankaracharya on the banks of River Tunga known as Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetha. The place is about 115 km from Mangalore connected by bus service only. The places to be seen at Sringeri are Sri Sharadamba Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, Tunga River, Narasimha Vana & Guru Nivas.
Famous Annapoorneshwari Temple is located on the foothills of Western Ghats and is surrounded by thick forests with scenic beauty. The place is about 83 kms from Sringeri.
Famous Manjunatha Shiva Temple is located on the banks of River Netravathi. Daily hygienic food is served to thousands of devotees in a systematic way in the spacious dining hall. The Manjusha museum, Heritage Car Museum and Big Bahubali Gomateshwara hillock are the places worth seeing in Dharmasthala. The Place is about 70 kms from Mangalore and is well connected by frequent buses.
Famous Temple of Lord Subrahmanya and serpent God is situated in Kukke Subrahmanya on the banks of River Kumaradhara. It is about 65 kms from Dharmasthala. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukke_Subramanya_Temple
Kanhangad is located in Kasaragd district of Kerala. Kanhangad has Anandashrama started by Saint Swami Ramadas . It is about 80 kms from Mangalore and is well connected by buses and trains.
About 22 kms from Mangalore it has a temple dedicated to Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari. It is located on the river banks of Phalguni. The deity is a blazing red coloured Devi and the main deity is made of clay of about 10 ft high. Recently a temple dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna was also consecrated at Ramakrishna Tapovana just opposite Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple.
This place is about 27 km east of Mangalore and is situated on the banks of river Nandini. The famous temple dedicated to Sri Durgaparameshwari is situated here. The chief deity is in the form of Udbhavalinga. http://www.kateeldevi.in/
Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaja’s ancestral home is situated in Gurupur near Mangalore.
Revered Swamiji was the 10th President of Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission and has a large following.