Places to visit in Mangalore
- St ALOYSIUS CHURCH.
- MILAGRES CHURCH MANGALORE.
- KADRI MANJUNATHA TEMPLE MANGALORE.
- MANGALADEVI TEMPLE.
- KUDROLI GOKARNATHA TEMPLE.
- PILIKULA BOILOGICAL PARK.
- PILIKULA NISARGADAMA.
- PILIKULA WATER PARK.
- PANAMBOOR BEACH.
- PABBAS CREAM PARLOUR.
St ALOYSIUS CHURCH / CHAPEL
Stop at one of the most renowned religious sites of Christianity of Mangalore, the prestigious St. Aloysius Chapel. Established by father Joseph Willy, this 19th-century church shelters some of the town’s finest frescos and oil paintings. Spell-binding paintings on the walls and ceilings of the chapel educe admiration.
Set majestically above the Light House Hill within the campus of St. Aloysius College, it proffers amazing views of the Arabian Sea. Its outstanding layout and picturesque location mesmerize every visitor. Travellers from varied parts of the world visit the place to enjoy the serenity and divinity of the sacred place. Gaze at the remarkable paintings on the section of the walls that narrates the life of Jesus including his birth and crucifixion.
MILAGRES CHURCH MANGALORE
Kick start your gratifying one day Mangalore local tour by private cab with the visit to the Kadri Manjunath Temple. A fascinating place to visit with its spellbinding hilly backdrop enshrines Lord Manjunatha, a manifestation of Lord Shiva. One of the oldest temples in South India located on the Kadri hills is believed to have been built in the 10th or the 11th century.
Kadri means plantain as the place is carpeted with plantain trees everywhere it is called as Kadri. It is believed that the place was first inhabited by the Buddhist and later a new religious form called Natha Pantha became more dominant. Lord Shiva was the principal deity worshipped by the followers of Natha Pantha who were called as Jogis and their monasteries were known as Jogi Mutt.
Kadarika was another ancient name associated with the place as depicted by the inscriptions on the pedestal of Lord Lokeshwara’s idol. Legends state that Lord Shiva pleased with Parashurama’s penance appeared as Lord Manjunatha at Kadri along with his consort Goddess Parvati and stayed here for the welfare of the people. Sapthakoti mantras were then transformed as seven holy ponds.
Interesting features of the sacred place is the spring that emerges at the backside of the temple known as Gomukha.
There are several caverns in the hills at Kadri which are popular as Pandava caves. Devotees are delighted to visit the holy temple of Goddess Durga in the west and Lord Vinayaka in the north.
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