Dharmasthala and Subhramanya Pilgrimage
Manjunatha Swamy Dharmasthala
Dharamsthala and Subhramanya Temples are hugely popular twin pilgrimage centres visited ex-Mangalore
Dharmashtala (75 kms from Mangalore) - The main deity of the temple is Lord Shri Manjunatha Swamy. Lord Manjunatha symbolizes the close inter relationship of mythology, religion and scholarship in India. Dharmashtala is a major pilgrimage centre in South India and temple trust has made hundreds of rooms for devotees for a stay.
Around Dharmasthala there is a Bahubali Temple and a Ram Mandir which also guests viisit.
The temple is open from 6.00am to 1.00pm and from 6.00pm to 10pm.
Subhramanya: (120 kms from Mangalore) in the same general direction of Dharmasthala is another major pilgrimage centre in South India. Lord Subramanya is called Sarpa Dosha Nivaraka (remedier).
Dharmasthala and Subhramanya can be day visited from Mangalore. Subhramanya can be day visited from North Coorg area as well or visited enroute from Coorg by taking a detour.
Subramanya Temple and Dharmasthala are visited as a part of Pilgrimage itinerary of Mangalore – Udupi area and coastal Karnataka area.