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Monte Mariano Church – Farangipet

Monte Mariano Church – Farangipet

The Origin of Monthi Fest

Monte Mariano Church at Farangipet in Mangalore, is a church where the Roman Catholic festival Monti Fest was initiated by Fr. Joachim Miranda, a Goan Catholic priest at Farangipet in 1763. The Roman catholic community is still following same tradition of monti feast on 8th September every year.

The official name of the place is Monte Mariano- Mount of Mary. The Monthi fest derives its name, from Monte. It was here that a Goan priest, Fr. Joachim Miranda, started this annual new corn feast.

St Fidelis Friary - Monte Mariano Church - Convent - Farangipet - the Origin of Monthi Fest - Farangipet, Mangalore
St Fidelis Friary – Monte Mariano Church – Convent – Farangipet
St Fidelis Friary - Monte Mariano Church - Convent - Farangipet - the Origin of Monthi Fest - Farangipet, Mangalore
St Fidelis Friary – Monte Mariano Church – Convent – Farangipet

 

St. Francis of Assisi - Monte Mariano Church - Convent - Farangipet - the Origin of Monthi Fest - Farangipet, Mangalore
St. Francis of Assisi – Monte Mariano Church

The statue of Infant Mary which is preserved in our chapel has an interesting history. It is from Italy. It was brought by a family in Nelyadi-Kerala. They wanted to donate it to a Church. Meanwhile they were told by some Mangalorean family that the feast of the Nativity took birth in Monte Mariano-Farangipet. And one fine day with the whole family they visited here donated the statue. There is a wooden carved statue of St. Francis of Assisi brought by the Portuguese and it is 480 years old. Nowhere one can see a statue of St. Francis holding a cross and the Bible in his hand. This shows the missionary life of Francis proclaiming Christ. It is a miracle statue.

The statue of Infant Mary - Monte Mariano Church - Convent - Farangipet - the Origin of Monthi Fest - Farangipet, Mangalore
The statue of Infant Mary – Monte Mariano Church
St Fidelis Friary - Monte Mariano Church - Convent - Farangipet - the Origin of Monthi Fest - Farangipet, Mangalore
St Fidelis Friary – Monte Mariano Church
St Fidelis Friary - Monte Mariano Church - Convent - Farangipet - the Origin of Monthi Fest - Farangipet, Mangalore
St Fidelis Friary – Monte Mariano Church

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Special Thanks to Monte Mariano Church - Farangipet

Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi

Udupi Sri Krishna Matha (Kannada:ಉಡುಪಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಮಠ) is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna located in the city of Udupi in Karnataka, India.

The Krishna Matha was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhwacharya in the 13th century. He was the founder of the Dvaita school of Vedanta. It is believed that Madhwacharya found the murti of SriKrishna in a large ball of gopichandana.

As told by Sri Madhwacharya in his TANTRASARA SANGRAHA the murti is placed Pashchimabhimukha. All the other murtis in other Ashta mutts are facing Western side as well. Once Kanakadasa, a pious worshipper and devotee of Lord Krishna, was staying in a makeshift hermitage in front of Krishna mutt. There was an earthquake in the night and the outer temple wall cracked such a way that there was a wide enough opening for Kanakadasa to have darshana of the murti. Till today, devotees still worship Lord Krishna by praying through the same window where kanakadasa was seeing the offerings/Pooja from outside.It is known as Kanakanakhindi, and is decorated by an arch named after him. A statue has also been erected. A similar window covers the immediate front of the murti and is called Navagraha kindi. It is often mistaken to be Kanakana kindi.

Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi - Temple - Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi – Temple – Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi - Temple - Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi – Temple – Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi - Temple - Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi – Temple – Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi - Temple - Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi – Temple – Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi - Temple - Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi – Temple – Around Mangalore

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Text Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udupi_Sri_Krishna_Matha

Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu

Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu is 171 Kmts from Mangalore.

Hoysaleswara temple (Kannada: ಹೊಯ್ಸಳೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ) (also spelt “Hoysaleshwara” or Hoysaleshvara”) is a temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. It was built in Halebidu (in modern Karnataka state, India) during the rule of King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. The construction was started around 1120 CE and completed in 1150 CE. Previously known as Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra, Halebidu is 16 km from Belur, 31 km from Hassan and 149 km from Mysore, in the state of Karnataka, India.

Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu

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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur

Kappe Chennigaraya Temple, Belur is 153 Kmts from Mangalore.

The Kappe Chennigaraya temple, built by Queen Shantala Devi in 1117 AD, a minor shrine in the Chennakeshava temple complex, Belur

The Chennakeshava Temple, (Kannada: ಶ್ರೀ ಚೆನ್ನಕೇಶವ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ) originally called Vijayanarayana Temple (Kannada: ವಿಜಯನಾರಾಯಣ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ), was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, “handsome Kesava”) is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state. These temple complexes have been proposed to be listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur

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Ullal Juma Masjid & Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Darga, Ullal (AKA Ullal Darga)

Ullal Juma Masjid & Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Darga, Ullal (AKA Ullal Darga)

The Ullal darga famous for Uroos fair has an interesting history behind its presence. Located about 10 kms from the heart of the city the darga is easily accessible by buses, auto-rickshaws ans taxis. The Dargah to commemorate Saint Sayyid Mohammed Shareeful Madani, located in Ullal in South Kanara, has been drawing pilgrims from all faiths.

Ullal Juma Masjid & Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Darga, Ullal (AKA Ullal Darga) - Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Ullal Juma Masjid & Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Darga, Ullal (AKA Ullal Darga) – Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com
Ullal Juma Masjid & Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Darga, Ullal (AKA Ullal Darga) - Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Ullal Juma Masjid & Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Darga, Ullal (AKA Ullal Darga) – Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com
Ullal Juma Masjid & Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Darga, Ullal (AKA Ullal Darga) - Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Ullal Juma Masjid & Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Darga, Ullal (AKA Ullal Darga) – Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com
Ullal Juma Masjid & Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Darga, Ullal (AKA Ullal Darga) - Mangalore - AroundMangalore.com
Ullal Juma Masjid & Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani Darga, Ullal (AKA Ullal Darga) – Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com

Text Source: seyyidmadaniullal.com
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Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration – Adoration Monastery

Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration – Adoration Monastery
Opposite of Milagres Hall
Mother Theresa Rd,
Hampankatta,
Mangalore,
Karnataka 575001

Phone: +918242421298

This house was established in the year 1922 and is located in the heart of the city, is a powerhouse of Prayer for Mangalore.

 

Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration - Adoration Monastery - Milagres, Mangalore
Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration – Adoration Monastery – Milagres, Mangalore
Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration - Adoration Monastery - Milagres, Mangalore
Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration – Adoration Monastery – Milagres, Mangalore

Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration are cloistered contemplatives belonging to the 2nd Order of St. Francis of Assisi, founded with St. Clare of Assisi. About 20,000 Poor Clares are in the service of the Church all over the world. There are 12 Cloistered Monasteries in India.

Mission:

They are exclusively dedicated to perpetual adoration 24 hours, day and night, praising and thanking Our Lord, presenting the entire humanity before God and interceding on behalf of all who are in sorrow and distress. The whole world is their mission field.

They receive hundreds of requests for prayer and thanksgiving everyday through parlour visits, letters and phone calls. It only boosts our conviction that their Cloistered mission is rewarding and gratifying.

They welcome any one who desires to dedicate to the sacrificial life of adoration, prayer, praise, thanksgiving and intercession.

Text Source: milagreschurchmangalore.com

Masjid Al Takwa – Pumpwell

Masjid Al Takwa
Pumpwell,
Mangalore,
Karnataka 575007

‘Takwa Masjid’ was inaugurated at Pumpwell on February 7, 2008. Mahammad Ali Siyab Tangal of Panakkad inaugurated and blessed the masjid.

Masjid Al Takwa - Pumpwell, Mangalore
Masjid Al Takwa – Pumpwell, Mangalore
Masjid Al Takwa - Pumpwell, Mangalore
Masjid Al Takwa – Pumpwell, Mangalore

Post Credit: Ashaf Moosakunhi

Milagres Church – Church of Our Lady of Miracles

Milagres Church, Mangalore
Falnir Road,
Hampankatta,
Mangalore 575001

Telephone No.:
Office : +918242423522
Hall Booking : +918242426222

 

Mass Timings:

Day Konkani English
Monday – Fridays 6:00AM, 7:00AM & 6:00PM
Saturdays 5:30PM 4:30PM
Sunday 06:00AM, 07:00AM, 9:30AM & 5:00PM 8:15AM

 

The Milagres Church (Portuguese: Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Milagres, English: Church of Our Lady of Miracles) is a historic Roman Catholic Church situated in the Hampankatta locality of Mangalore. The church was built in 1680 by Bishop Thomas de Castro, a Theatine from Divar, Goa. The original structure was constructed at the site of the present-day cemetery. It is one of the oldest churches in Dakshina Kannada.

Milagres Church, Mangalore
Milagres Church, Mangalore
Milagres Church, Mangalore
Milagres Church, Mangalore

 

Text Source: wikipedia.org

St Lawrence Minor Basilica, Attur Church, Karkala

St Lawrence Minor Basilica, Attur Church
Karkal-Attur
Attur North P.O.,
Karnataka 574110

Phone: +91-8258230322
Email: atturstlawrence@gmail.com

 

St. Lawrence Shrine or Attur Church (Portuguese: São Lourenço de Carcoal, English: St. Lawrence of Karkala) is a Roman Catholic church in Karkala. It came into existence in 1759 and has a history of miracles. It is by characterized its Attur Jatre or Attur Fest (Attur festival).

Attur Church situated in the outskirts of Karkala town in Karnataka state — India.

Placed amidst placid greenery, the Attur-Karkala parish has a rich history with its origin tracing back to 1759. Moreover it is known for its miraculous history. Miracle, history, beauty, social activities, all bundled into one.

Unlike others, the church is a place of worship and belief for all, irrespective of caste and creed. An evidence for universal peace and brotherhood. People from all walks of the society come here to offer their prayers to St Lawrence.

The church is another name for repose but enthusiastic to carry out social activities. It accomplishes its responsibility to the society silently. The Church has a school and an orphanage under its patronage.

St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal
St. Lawrence Shrine, Attur Church, Karkal

 

 

Text Source: wikipedia.org

Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery

Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery
Kankanady,
Mangalore – 575 002

Cloistered Carmel at Kankanady, Mangalore has the distinction of being the first Teresian Cloistered Carmel on Indian soil.

Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore

 

Saint Mariam Baouardy was of Lebanese origin by birth was born on January 5,1846 in upper Galilee. She was orphaned even before she was three and was adopted by relatives. The Carmelite nuns out of love and concern and admiration gave her work and shelter and whatever education that was possible.

Bishop of Mangalore – Marie Ephrem OCD of France (Who died in 1873, and is buried in Rosario Cathedral Mangalore), on his visit there expressed his desire to have a group of nuns come over and start work on the West Coast of India. MARIAM BAOURDY was the youngest chosen for this mission. Destiny thus directed her to India.

On November 19,1870 the courageous group after a gruelling journey of near 100 days landed at Mangalore port, via Madras and Calicut.

On their arrival in Mangalore the discalced nuns were accommodated at St. Ann’s Convent near Holy Rosary Cathedral Mangalore where they lived for nearly twelve years. In 1879 the site at Kankanady was purchased and foundation stone was laid for setting up the Sacred Heart Cloistered Carmel Convent at Kankanady. The new Carmel was inaugurated on March 19, 1882 to coincide with the feast of St Joseph. This Cloistered Carmel at Kankanady, Mangalore has the distinction of being the first Teresian Cloistered Carmel on Indian soil. Mariam Bouardy, who is better known as Sr Mary of Jesus Crucified, became the first novice of the cloistered nuns on the Indian soil. The Cloistered Carmel of Mangalore dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus, has been responsible for establishing the convents of Carmel of Shembaganur, Carmel of Triruchinapally and Carmel of Hassan.

Mariam took the name of “Sr Mary of Jesus Crucified” and was often referred to as the ’Little Arab’ among her community. Comparing her life with that of St (Sr) Alphonsa of Kerala; many similarities can be drawn. In keeping with her vows, she was called upon to return to France and left Mangalore on September 23,1972. After a few years of exemplary holy life in Pau,France; she was sent to her mother land where she laboured hard to establish a large convent in Bethlahem, the place of Christs birth. She died at the young age of 33 on August 26,1879. The important convent she founded in Bethlahem, today reflects her greatness.

Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore
Cloistered Carmel Sacred Heart Monastery, Mangalore

Veneration:
The cause of canonization started on 18 May 1927 and would culminate with the decree of heroic virtue on 27 November 1981. Sister Mary of Jesus Crucified was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 13 November 1983 and was canonized on 17 May 2015 by Pope Francis. She became the second Greek Catholic to be canonized a saint of the Catholic Church, the first being Saint Josaphat Kuntsevych in 1867.

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Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir

Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir Seva Trust (R),
Lady Hill, Urva,
Chilimbi,
Mangalore-575 006,
Karnataka.

The Temple was initially started in a house in the year 1965. Later a new Temple was constructed adjacent to the house and was inaugurated on 20th April 1967 by Late Smt.Chandra Bai the founder of this temple in the presence of a large number of Sai Devotees.

A Beautiful Mixed Cement Idol of Shirdi Saibaba about 4 1/4 ft is placed on a 3 ft Granite Platform in the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Temple. A Silver Prabhavali behind the Saibaba Idol and a Silver Adishesha above the Idol is adding to the beauty of the Sanctum Sanctorum. 1 Silver Idol of Sai Baba about ¾ feet used for daily Abhishekam is placed in front of the main Idol.

Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore

Aarti Timings :

Aarti

Daily

Kakad Aarti

6:00 AM

Ashtottara Namavali

8:00 AM

Chota Aarti

9:30 AM

Afternoon Aarti

12:00 Noon

Dhoop Aarti

6:00 PM

Maha Pooja

8:00 PM

Shej Aarti

9:00 PM

 

Large Scale celebration of festivals:

  1. Temple Anniversary on 20th April of every year.
  2. Sri Ramanavami.
  3. Guru Poornima.
  4. Krishna Janmashtami.
  5. Deepavali.
  6. Tulasi Pooja.
  7. Vijayadashmi.

Text Source: saiamrithadhara.com
Photo Credit:  Snigdha Kishore

Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple

Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple
Gurunagar,
Mangalore
Karnataka 575008

 

This is a branch of Math of Sri Kashi Math Samsthan Varanasi. For more than five decades, these temples have been an auspicious and holy place for Gram Devatha Sri Venkatramana’s and Kula Devi Shri Mahalasa Narayani’s innumerable devotees living across the Globe.

Devotees and Kulavis gather here in great numbers to celebrate the main annual events like Akshaya Trithiya, Vaishaka and Karthika Poornima, Karthika Ekadashi-Ahorathri Bhajana utsav, Navaratri,(in Sri Venkatramana Sannidhi) also Brahmarathotsava, and Prathishta Vardanthi Utsava(in Sri Mahalasa Narayani Sannidhi).

Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore

 

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Image Credit: Tanmay Sarkar

Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church)

Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church)
Pandeshwar
Mangaluru,
Karnataka 575001

Phone Number: 91-824-2444081

Church of Our Lady of Rosary of Mangalore (Portuguese: Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Mangalore), or Rosario Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. It was the first Roman Catholic church in the Canara region.

Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore

 

Church of Our Lady of Rosary of Mangalore (Portuguese: Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Mangalore), or Rosario Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. It was the first Roman Catholic church in the Canara region. Historically, this was the only parish church in Mangalore reserved for the high-caste Mangalorean Catholics.

The church of Our Lady of Rosary of Mangalore was originally the church of the old Portuguese factory. It was built by the Portuguese in 1568. Oral tradition states that the image of the Virgin Mary at the high altar was found by the fishermen at sea; when it got caught in their net. It was later brought to the church and installed there. The church was the main centre of devotion for the Bamonn caste who revered the image of Our Lady of the Rosary on the high-altar. It was mentioned by the Italian traveller Pietro Della Valle, when he visited Mangalore in 1623.

The church was desecrated and destroyed by Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan in 1784. Reconstruction of the church later began in 1813. In 1910, the structure of the old cathedral was demolished and the present cathedral erected in its place. The church of Our Lady of Rosary is the only church in the Mangalore Diocese which has a dome crowning the spacious sanctuary. The cross on the cathedral’s dome was traditionally lit every night to serve as a beacon for seafarers. The Royal stone emblem of the Portuguese King marking their landing at Mangalore lies at the entrance of the church.

In 1851, the Church of Our Lady of Rosary, Mangalore, was declared a Cathedral. In 1910, Henry Buzzoni a Jesuit priest started further beautification of the Cathedral. The formal dedication was done in 1915 by Bishop Paul Perini of Managlore (1910-28).

Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore

Text Source: wikipedia.org

St. Aloysius Chapel – Mangalore

St. Aloysius Chapel

Light House,
Hill Road,
Kodailbail,
Mangaluru,
Karnataka 575003

 

St. Aloysius Chapel, (Italian: Cappella di San Luigi, Portuguese: São Luís Capela) or the chapel of St. Aloysius College, is a Christian chapel in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka in southwest India. The Chapel is situated in the heart of the city on the Lighthouse Hill.

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St. Aloysius Chapel, Mangalore – Around Mangalore – AroundMangalore.com

 

The St. Aloysius Chapel in Mangalore was built by Jesuit Missionaries in 1880 and its interiors painted by the Italian Jesuit Antonio Moscheni in 1899, during the Mangalore Mission in 1878. The Italian Jesuits played an important role in education, health, and social welfare of the Mangalorean Catholic community[1] and built the St. Aloysius College in 1880, St Aloysius Chapel in 1884, and many other institutions and churches.

St. Aloysius College Chapel is an architectural marvel that could stand comparison with the chapels of Rome. What makes this chapel unique compared to the other chapels in the country is the beautiful paintings that cover virtually every inch of the walls. Bro. Moscheni from Italy is the creator of this master piece. One portion of the chapel paintings depicts the life of Aloysius Gonzaga to whom Aloysius College and chapel are dedicated. Saint Aloysius gave his life in the service of others.

The paintings of this chapel is preserved by a recognised board of the nation which maintains and restores all historic artifacts.

 

Below Photos by TheMetalFarmer

Text Source: wikipedia.org

Kadri Manjunath Temple

Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kadri
Mangaluru,
Karnataka 575002

The temple of Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is a very beautiful and popular temple in Mangalore. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century. It was converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is called as oldest of the South Indian Temples. It is believed that Parashurama who was living in Sahyadri, killed the kshathriyas who were cruel and donated the lands to Kashyapa. He prayed to Lord Shiva for a place to live. Lord Shiva assured Parashurama that if he performed a penance at Kadali kshethra, Lord Shiva would reincarnate as Manjunatha for the betterment of the world. As per Shiva’s orders Parashurama threw his axe into the sea and created a place for his penance. Yielding to Parashurama’s prayers Lord Shiva appeared to him as Manjunatha along with Goddess Parvathi and stayed at Kadri for the betterment of the world. As per the orders of Manjunatha the sapthakoti manthras become the seven theerthas.

This temple has Hindu and Buddhist history. Buddhism was practised here till the 10th century AD. But after the fall of Buddhism the devotion of Manjusri and Avalokiteśvara continued in this region. The Nath cult was embraced towards Buddhism and continued there Tantric Shiva tradition as well. As a result many Buddhist temples came in Hindu vortex. According to M. Govinda Pai this temple was known as Kadri Manjunatha where is Manjunatha relates to Shiva and Kadri is derived from Kadri Vihara which was Buddhist monastery of Vajrayana cult.

Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore

 

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Photo Credit: Anantha Bhat

Karkala Gomateshwara / Bahubali Statue

Karkala is well known for its massive 42 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara Bahubali, believed to have been built around 1432 AD. This is a male figure in a kayotsarga posture approached by a number of rock-cut steps. Veerapandya Bhairava Raja built this monolithic statue in his honor. A festival with all mighty known as Maha Masthakaabhisheka, sacred bathing of the statue with saffron paste, milk and water, held in every 12 years. During this period thousands of Jain devotees visit this place to carry out the Mahamastakabhisheka. This statue is an awesome sight and is the second tallest in the State.

The towering 41.5 ft. granite monolith of Bahubali, also known as Gommateshwara, is built on an elevated platform on top of a rocky hill, known locally as Gommata Betta. Gommateshwara is also known as Gommata, Gomata and Gomateshwara. The colossus was consecrated on 13 February 1432 A.D. by Veera Pandya Bhairarasa Wodeyar, scion of the Bhairarasa Dynasty, feudatory of the Vijayanagar Ruler.

Karkala Gomateshwara / Bahubali Statue
Karkala Gomateshwara / Bahubali Statue

Text Source: wikipedia.org
Photo Credit: Vinayak Jituri

St. Jude Thaddaeus (Pakshikere Church)

St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)
Pakshikere,
Kemral Post
Via. Haleangady,
Karnataka -574 146

Phone – 91-0824-2283001, 2283156

Web: www.stjudepakshikere.org

St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)
St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)
St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)
St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)
St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)
St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)
St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)
St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)
St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)
St. Jude Thaddaeus Church & Shrine (Pakshikere Church)

 

On the northern outskirts of the city of Mangalore is a small village called Pakshikere, which is endowed with the natural beauty. It is about 25kms… from Mangalore city. There is a place called Haleangady on Mangalore- Udupi highway NH-17. From Haleangadi 3 k.m to the east is situated the place- Pakshikere. It is still covered with forests. Its natural beauty is enriched with the multicolored and chirping birds. Even the national bird, the peacock is a constant sight here which fills one’s heart with joy. The “Pakshies” (birds) are plenty but an adequate ‘kere’ [pond] is almost missing except in the rainy season. Pakshikere belongs to Thokur village of Kemral Panchayat. This unknown and unheard village has become a popular Christian pilgrim centre within fifty years. It is well connected by roads and easily accessible with public transport from Mangalore & Kinnigoli.

About fifty years back there were only a few Christian families in Pakshikere and they were part of Kinnigoli parish. At that time, Rev. Fr. Jacob Lobo who had served as a secretary to the bishop was the parish priest of Kinnigoli Church. He was a man of vision and had the capacity to fulfill it. Prayer and devotion to Mary were his main strengths to accomplish his dreams. He saw the spiritual needs of these families of Pakshikere who were suffering on account of long distance to Kinnigoli. So in 1957 he thought of building a small Chapel there. But there was no place to build it. Then Mrs. Elise Miranda came forward and donated 3.5acres of land for the church. The plot was a hillock. In that plot he laid the foundation for a Chapel on 22-10-1959. He also dug a well and constructed a small presbytery at the cost of Rs. 15,000/-. Within a year construction got over. It was inaugurated by Rt. Rev. Dr. Raymond D’mello, the bishop of Mangalore on 28-10-1960. This was the beginning of St. Jude’s Shrine. At that time the place was full of forests and secluded. No transport was available. Travel was only on foot. However people were zealous to attend the religious services. For four years this chapel was served from Kinnigoli by Rev. Jacob Lobo and his assistants Rev. Clifford D’souza and later Rev. Simon D’souza.

Later seeing the zeal and growth of faith of the people Bishop Raymond D’mello by his decree dated 20th April 1964, erected Pakshikere as the new parish on 11-5-1964 and appointed Rev. Stanislaus R. Pereira as the first parish priest and director of the shrine.

Liturgical Services:

Mass Timings –

  • Daily Masses at 6:30 am
  • Tuesdays at 8:45 am
  • Fridays at 6:00 pm

Adorations-

  • Tuesdays at 8:00 am to 8:30 am
  •  Fridays at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Novenas-

  • Every Tuesdays at 8:00am to 10:00am (adoration, Novena, Mass) and 10:30am to 12:00 (Mass & Novena)

Retreat-

  • Every Tuesdays after the 10:30 am Novena till 1:00pm.

Sunday Masses-

  • 8:00 am and 9:30 am
  • On First Saturday of every month there is a Mass at 4:30 pm (Sunday obligation)
  • During the school vacation there is mass on Saturday evenings. (Sunday obligation)
  • During the school vacation and First Sunday of the month only one Mass on Sundays at 8:00am.
Text Source: stjudepakshikere.org