Durga Parameshwari Temple


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Durga Parameshwari Temple Overview

Ranked 6 of 41 sightseeing in Mangalore

Durga Parameshwari Temple is located on the banks of Nandini River amidst the lush green fields and beautiful hills. After its location amidst the Nandini River, the temple has derived its name. Root of the name of the temple is 'Kati' that means the centre and 'Ila' meaning the area. Dedicated to Goddess Durgaparameshwari, also known as Bhraamare or Bhramarambha, the temple lies in Dakshina Kannada District.

Historical significance associated with the temple is due to the belief that Goddess Durga took birth as the daughter of Nandini River to prevent the people from the clutches of a devil named Arunasura. The place where she appeared is now home to the Durga Parameshwari Temple. 'Yakshagana', a popular dance of Karnataka, is enacted at the temple. The dance pays homage to Goddess Durga, who was a dancing damsel in the garden.

During this enactment, the miracles of Goddess Durga Parameshwari are illustrated. Annual Festival in April and Laksha Deepotsava, celebrated on the day of Kartika Bahula Panchami, prominently allure devotees to the temple. The temple is also thronged by devotees during Navrathri Pooja, Simha Sankramana, Astabhandha and many other festivals. 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Night
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Avaneesh Sandupatla

Avaneesh Sandupatla4.3/5

13 reviews

A nice old temple with peaceful environment

This temple has old history of an musalman family play a drums during rituals. This is located just adjacent to national highway accessible to everybody. Less crowd we can spend a lot of time in temple. The goddess is very powerful and very famous.

Rajeev Lochanam

Rajeev Lochanam4.3/5

28 reviews

Temple divine

I chose to visit this temple, it's dedicated to goddess Durga, it's close to Mangalore (<25km), worth a day's trip, but memorable. Plenty of local buses play from Mangalore, it's located in beautiful backdrop, there is divinity in air, you can feel it. It's crowded during weekends, and festive season. I highly recommend this temple visit.

Kishor Salian

Kishor Salian5.0/5

3 reviews

Awesome place

Beautiful nature and divine blessing of Amma, I usually visit this temple when I come down to Mangalore, this place provides inner peace. Feeling blessed. Must visit the temple.



3 reviews

Good facilities

We visited to Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple, good facilities in temple and we enjoyed.

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan3.9/5

453 reviews

River on all sides

The sound of water flowing in the river is still reverbrating in my ears. Through few steps on the side of the temple, I could touch the water of the river. They were making laddhus - to serve the pilgrims. Tulabharam was there, one man was giving coconuts of his weight. There was a marriage going on outside. We have to walk on the river bridge to reach the dining hall for lunch. Most of Mangalore temples provide food which even the rich take.

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