Mangaladevi Temple Situated about 3km south-west of the City centre. This Temple has influenced the name and importance of Mangalore. The name Mangalore is derived from Goddess Mangaladevi, the main Deity of the Temple.
To enter the inner sanctum you have to pass through 3 Silver Doorways. The Temple was built in memory of the Princess of Malabar Mangale in the 10th century. The Goddess Mangale is worshiped as Shakti during 9 days of Navaratri in October.