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Mangaladevi Temple

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Mangaladevi temple, a 10th century temple constructed in memory of the princess of Malabar Mangale from Kerala, is a highly revered temple and the city name Mangalore is derived from this temple. Main deity is the Goddess Mangaladevi and is perhaps the first of this kind in this place.

The devotees strongly believe that worship of Mangaladevi brings riches and delight. Mangaladevi is worshiped as "Shakti" here. It is common belif among locals that ladies who practice the fasting known as Mangala Parvati Vrata will be blessed with fulfilling their wishes for a good marriage.

The temple has a special significance for the maidens. It is believed that those who conduct their marriage in this sacred temple will have a happy married life. Dussera and Ganesh Chaturthi are the most important festivals celebrated here with much vigour and enthusiasm.
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