Timings : 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Dress Code : No dress code but it is highly recommended to dress modestly.
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Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple is a famous ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. The temple is about 800 years old and has been an important part of the religious belief system in Mangalore ever since. The name Sharavu is derived from the word 'Shara' which means arrow and has an interesting legend attached to it. The premise is well maintained and clean which provides for a welcoming and serene atmosphere for the devotees to visit the temple and offer their prayers. Lord Ganesha is believed to be the one who relieves his devotees off of their troubles and miseries.
He is also offered prayers before beginning any venture no matter how small it is and hence, the temple sees a number of visitors almost every day. The grand temple is especially crowded on the important festival days like Sankranthi, Ganesh Chaturthi and Dussehra. The daily prayers are attended with great enthusiasm and devotion. The aartis and the palkhis draw almost every believer to the temple. These rituals are accompanied by traditional instrumental music followed by chanting.