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|| Sri Venkateshaya Namaha || || Sri Srinivasaya Namaha ||

“Hattu Avathaaragalanu etthi matthe Sheshadgiriyali

Bhakthariccheya salahu Karunadi Nithya Karkala Puradali”

“Kalyanadbutha Gathraya Kamithartha Pradayine

Srimad Venkatanathaya Srinivasayathe Namaha”

About the temple:

Sri Venkatramana Temple,Karkala is one of the ancient temples belonging to Gowda Saraswath Brahmin community,which has a history of over 550 years. The temple is built in a traditional style which attracts the visitors and is at a distance of 50Km from Mangalore. Sri Venkatramana temple is popularly known as  ‘Padutirupati’. As the name itself signifies ‘Padu’ means west in Kannada. The rites and the rituals performed at this temple are similar to those of ‘Tirumala’.

The blessedness and the glory of Lord Srinivasa and Lord Venkataramana of Karkala are beyond expression. The resilient belief says that prayers offered with devotion standing inside the Garuda Mantapa are always full filled by the Lord. Every devotee has his own reminiscence of His grace that has protected them at the time of need. To the devotee of Lord Shree Venkataramana, He is their Master and the Savior. A profound expression as “AMGELO DEVU” (Our god) springs out from the bottom of the heart of every devotee of Lord Shree Venkataramana because of one’s staunch faith in him.

The temple has always encouraged the the academic, social, cultural and religious activities for the benefit of the people of Karkala and outside. In a visionary act, 100 years ago, the board of trustees of the temple started women’s education in Karkala in the name of Lord. In the pursuit of its academic and social causes, the temple has supported Sri Bhuvanendra College, Karkala, Shree Venkataramana Goshala Trust(R), Vatsalya Seva Trust(R)(Old age Home) and Super Specialty Hospital by giving them acres of valuable land belonging to the temple on lease.

In the last one hundred years, so many ever memorable historic events have taken place here beyond one’s imagination. They speak volumes about the eminence and glory of the lord and the “Kshetra”.

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  • Sunitha

    pls let me know the Date of 2022 Rathotsava

  • A. Laxman Shenoy


    I just want to update that this was temple town in which my late father B. A. Shenoy (Appuraya) was born. My late grandmothers name is Padmavathi (Pammai). He has served our Guru Maharaj Sudhindra Thirthaji. He was know in GSB Mumbai. He had a friend by the Name Vaman. We have a ratha seva conducted on Ratha Saptame. As we were staying in Bombay was not able to make frequent visits to attend the ratha seva. I last visited the temple in 1992 and since not had the call from Lord to visit him. I have since moved to Bangaluru but still not able to have darshana for Lord Venkatramana and Lord Hanumanth. Hope for Lords Blessings and opportunity to pay me respects.

    • Aditi Shenoy

      Namaste Laxman maam,

      Please pray the Lord from the depth of your heart to give you an opportunity to do His seva and he would do it happily in a jiffy.
      The Karthik Punnav of 2022 is on 14th of November, which is enough time for you to plan. So, please do not wait further to book your tickets to Karkala 🙂

      Hoping that you will join us soon for the seva,
      Team padutirtupathi.in

  • Dr Amith Bhat

    I write to you with pleasure as my great grandfather, K.Srinivas Bhat had been a priest at this temple and my grandfather K. Vishwanath Bhat and his brother K. Narayan Bhat used to stay in the temple premises in their childhood.
    It would be a pleasure to visit and donate a generous amount to the temple my family is so closely associated with.I will shortly be moving to Manipal for my Masters in Surgery, which is when I’d love to see this temple once again. Kindly let me know who I can contact for the same.

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