Location: Mangaladevi Temple is located at Bolara in the city of Mangalore in Karnataka state of India. This temple is at a distance of about 3 km in the southwest of Hampankatta.
Description: The name of city Mangalore is derived from the name of Goddess “Mangaladevi” who is the main deity of this temple. It is believed that during Ahepa dynasty, two saints, named Machhendranath and Gorakhnath, came from Nepal and told the King Kundavarman of Tulu Nadu that there was a temple which existed on this land and it was dedicated to Goddess Mangaladevi. The saints requested the King to dig that place and relieve the Shivling and Dharapatra, signifying Goddess Mangaladevi and then enshrine them in a temple. King did whatever the saints told him and was surprised after he found a shrine at the same place. The King built a grand shrine on that land dedicated to Goddess Mangaladevi. People of Mangalore have a great belief that if women worship the Goddess, then their wish of finding a desired husband comes true.
Activities: Devotees should visit this temple during Navratri which is celebrated according to Hindu calendar, when special prayers and rituals are performed on all the nine days. On the seventh day of Navratri, Devi Mangala is worshipped as Goddess Sharadamba and on eighth day as Goddess Durga.