The Mangaladevi Temple is a Hindu temple at Bolara in the city of Mangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka, situated about three km southwest of the city centre. The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Shakti in the form of Mangaladevi. The city of Mangalore is named after the presiding deity, Mangaladevi. The temple is of significant antiquity and is believed to have been built during the 9th century by Kundavarman, the most famous king of the Alupa dynasty during the 9th century, under the patronage of Matsyendranath. As per another legend, the temple is believed to have been built by Parashurama, one of the ten avatars of Hindu god Vishnu and later expanded by Kundavarman.
An appeal from management
For the convenience of all devotees at the time of their visit to the temple during annasantharpana, marriage ceremony and other cultural events, the temple management has decided to build a Multi-Utility Dining and programme hall at a cost of Rs. 3 crores. This building will be used by the devotees coming from far places. In this regard, the temple management would like to appeal to all the devotees to generously contribute to this project through donations or any other way possible.