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Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple

Built in 1912, Sri Gokarnanatheshwara temple at Mangalore is the only temple in Karnataka built by Sri Narayana Guru, the saint and social reformer from Kerala. He constructed this temple for the Billava community who were banned from entering into the temples during that period.

Gokarnanatheshwara is the presiding deity. Smaller temples of Mahaganapathi, the Navagraha, Subramanya, Annapoorneswari, Anandabhairava, and Shaneeshwara are located around the main shrine.

Built in the Tamil Nadu style, the temple has four gopuras decorated with murals of various gods and goddesses. Murals also depict various scenes from epics and legends. The main festivals celebrated are Navaratri and Shivratri.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Dakshina Kannada
Location: Mangalore

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