The Mangalore city has enormous holy temples where pilgrimages from across the globe visit each year. The Shri Sharavu Mahaganapati temple is one such temple and you can never ignore it on the tourist map of Southern India. It is easily reachable, being located in the central part of the city and the roots of history of this sacred place can be traced back to more than 800 years.
This temple is a host to a lot of cultural activities, including drama and dance performances, called Yakshangana and other activities, including a number of social activities as well.
The temple is full of devotees especially during festivals, like Ganesh Chaturthi and Samakranthi. The visitors consider themselves blessed after the sacred Darshana of the deity. Rathosthsava and Deepothsava commonly known as the Festival of Lights are the other occasions celebrated with great joy in the temple.