Kudtheri Sree Mahamaya Temple is located very close to Sri Venkataramana Temple in Car Street, Mangalore. The main presiding deity here is ‘Kudtheri Sree Mahamaya’ along with Shri Venkatramana, Shri Srinivas, Mahalaxmi, Mahalasanaryani, Shri Chandramaulishwara & Raktheswari Amma.
I had a visit to the temple in September 2016 and it is very near to Sri Venkataramana Temple in Car Street. The temple is crowded during Noon Pooja and the food is served for pilgrims every day after the pooja.
There are plenty of temples and mutt’s nearby and the area almost belongs to the GSB community people.
The temple was renovated and Puna Prathishta has been done by H. H. Shrimat Sudhindra Thirtha Swamiji of Kashi Math on 15th February’ 2000.
The Shree Mahamaya Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city and worships Goddess Shakti. History says that the idol of Goddess Mahamaya installed in the Temple was brought from Kudtheri village in Goa in the 16th century by the GSB community. It was owing to this reason that the temple was set up close by the Sri Venkatramana Temple at Car street.
Car Festival : Phalguna Shuddha Padya to Shasti (Six Days) (February / March) and Navaratri – Ashwija Shuddha Padya to Dashami (10 Days) (October) are the main festivals here.
The tank in front of the temple called Shri Mahamaya Tirtha, is the largest tank in the city. It attracts crowds of devotees to witness the immersion of clay idols of Ganesha during Ganesh Chathurthi & Sharada during Navratri Festival.
The famous Shri Venkatramana temple is only 100 Yards away from Shri Mahamaya temple. Both the temples are like two eyes of the GSB community. They work in total harmony, mutual understanding & Co-operation. Food is served for GSB community people everyday.
Kudtheri Shri Mahamaya Temple
Shri Mahamaya Temple Road,
Mangalore – 575001.
Phone 0824 496819
How to Reach?
The temple is located at a prominent location in the heart of the Mangalore city. It is possible to reach the temple easily as there are city buses and auto rickshaws that are available. There is enough parking space in front of the temple and still you may find difficulties during peak time.