The Shirali Maha Ganapathi Mahammaya Temple is the Kuladevata Temple (family temple) to the Prabhus, Joishys, Bhats, Kamaths, Puraniks, Mallyas, Kudvas, Nayaks of the Goud Saraswat community. The temple is located at Shirali in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka state. It is a five-minute drive from Bhatkal. Temple was built about 400 years ago. It was renovated in 1904.
Important Festivals : Car Festival on Margashira Shudda Navami (in the month of Nov./Dec.)
Darshan Seva : Available on Margashira Shuddha 4th, 8th and 10th day. Can be availed by post by writing to the temple manager with kaanika.
Journey Details : By Road on NH 17. By Train : Bhatkal Rly.Stn., By Konkan Railways.
Nearby Interesting Places: Shri Chitrapur Math & Shri Murdeshwar Temple and the sea beach.
Accommodation available, contact temple office for bookings.
SHRI MAHA GANAPATI MAHAMAYA TEMPLE (MGM TEMPLE), SHIRALI,
Post Shirali 581354(Uttar Kannada) Tel.08385-28274 /28474.