Lord Manjunatha, Dharmasthala
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Lord Manjunatha

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Lord Manjunatha
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10 Ratings & 6 Reviews

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
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6 traveller reviews for Lord Manjunatha

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K.viswanadam Kollur
  • K.viswanadam Kollur
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews

"Peaceful darshan of the Lord"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The temple atmosphere is very good indeed. The hotel is in good location with all amenities. More
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Ajay Pushkaran
  • Ajay Pushkaran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews

"Crowded during vacations"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 months ago
Except for the crowd, which incidentally was the year end vacatioins, everything went smooth. More
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Adarsha Bhosale
  • Adarsha Bhosale
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 13 photos
  • 11 Reviews

"Great Temple In Karnataka"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
Lord Manjunatha Temple is one of the powerful temples and it was interesting to see the old temple buildings. More
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Markandeya nagaraja  balasubramanian
  • Markandeya nagaraja balasubramanian
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews

"My Temple Visit"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
It was a good visit with not a heavy crowd at the temple, we could get a comfortable darshan of the Lord. More
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Chandrashekar s Shankarappa
  • Chandrashekar s Shankarappa
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Very Nice Temple"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
Very good Temple and Darshan was good and Very Powerful God. More
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About Lord Manjunatha

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 5.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 5.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 5.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 5.00 AM - 7.00 PM
The renowned Manjunatha Temples, situated on the banks of the river Nethravathi attracts followers of all caste and creed; Jains, Hindus, Christians and Muslims too visit this temple to offer their prayers and ask for their wishes to be granted. 

The main lord of the Manjunatha Temple, Dharmasthala is the Shri Manjunathaswamy. Regarded as another form of Lord Shiva, Shri Manjunathaswamy Temple has a close kinship with the Kadri Manjunatha Temple of of Mangalore.

It seems that about 5 centuries ago a Jain family after being blessed by the angels of Dharmasthala, constructed temples and installed the images of Dharma Daivas. Tradition says that Dharma Daivas sent a vassal Annappa for the purpose of bringing the Linga (idol) from Kadri. The Annappa Shrine faces the Linga of Manjunatha in Dharmasthala.

The four Dharma Daivas - Kalarahu, Kalarkai, Kumaraswamy and Kannyakumari are represented in shrine forms near the main temple.

The Temple's Annual festival of 'Deepotsava' is held in November or December. A unique feature of this temple is the fact that it has a Jain administration while all the rituals are performed by Hindu priests. The Shri Manjunathaswamy Temple attracts around 10,000 pilgrims every day and the temple kitchen offers free food to all and there are guest houses for the people to stay.


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