Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

Open Time : 6am–12:45pm 4:30–8:30pm

Entry : free

Address : Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, Sharavu Ganapathi Temple Road, Hampankatta, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

Website :

Phone : 0824 244 0328

Why to visit Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha are both worshipped at the Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple. The temple is almost 800 years old and has always been an integral part of Mangalore's religious belief system. Sharavu is derived from the word 'Shara,' which means arrow, and it has a fascinating legend associated with it.

The temple grounds are well-kept and tidy, creating a welcome and quiet environment for worshippers to visit and offer their prayers. Lord Ganesha is credited with relieving his worshippers of their problems and sufferings.

Before launching each enterprise, no matter how modest, he is also offered prayers, and as a result, the temple receives a large number of visitors practically every day. 

Daily prayers are attended with tremendous zeal and dedication. Almost every devotee visits the temple for the aartis and palkhis. Traditional instrumental music is played during the ceremony, which is followed by chanting.

FAQ on Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

How to reach the temple ??

Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple is located in Hampankatta on Sharavu Ganapathi Temple Road. It is about 7 kilometres away from the heart of the city and can be reached by local buses or auto-rickshaws via Bejai- Kavoor Road. From Bejai - Kavoor Road, travel towards Mullakad First Cross Road for about 4 kilometres before taking a right turn to get onto Bejai Main Road. The turn left to get onto MG Road and travel ahead for about a kilometre before taking a right to get onto KSR Road. From here, follow the route via VT road - Car Street Cross Road - Sharavu Ganapathi Temple Road. The temple is right opposite to Ideal Towers in Hampankatta.

Is there any dress code?

No dress code but it is highly recommended to dress modestly.

What are the aarti timings ??

The morning aarti starts around 6 in the morning and evening aarti is around 6:30pm in the evening .

Special Tip

The best time to visit the temple is during the time of Ganesh Chaturthi , Sankranti and Dushera as the temple is decorated to grandeur during this time .

By Yashica Singh

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