About Mangalore - Karnataka
About Mangalore - An Introduction
Mangalore the major port city of Karnataka is located at a distance of 350 Kms from Bangalore. Mangalore is surrounded by mountains of western ghats on the east & Arabian Sea on the west.
The name Mangalore is the anglicised version of Mangaluru, the name for the city in the local Kannada language. The Malayalam language variant of the same is Mangalapuram. One of the earliest references to this name is made by Pandya King Chettian, who called the city as Managalapuram in 715 AD. Yet another historical reference is by the 11th century Arabian traveler Ibn Batuta, whose chronicles refer to Mangalore as Manjarur. This variation in spelling is attributed to the pronunciation gap between and Arabic and the local language.h
It is believed that the city derived its name from the temple of Goddess Mangaladevi. Mangaluru literally means the city of Mangala According to legend Matsyendranatha, one of the important propounders of the Nath cult had arrived at Mangalore with the princess of Kerala, Premaladevi. He named her Mangaladevi. It is believed that they could not proceed further as Mangaladevi died after a brief period of illness and a temple was consecrated in her name at Bolar. Later the Mangaladevi was renovated by the Alupa king Kundavarma in 968 AD.
In the native Tulu language, the city is known as Kudla meaning junction as the city is situated at the confluence of the two rivers Netharavathi and Phalguni. The Konkani language variant of this Kodial. The region covering Mangalore is known locally as Tulunadu, on account of the predominance of Tulu language
Sightseeing places near Mangalore
- Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple
- Kadri Sri Manjunatha Temple
- Shri Mangaladevi Temple
- New Mangalore Port
- St. Aloysious Chapel
- Surathkal Beach
- Sulthan Battery
- Masjid Zeenath Baksh Mosque
How to Reach Mangalore
By Air :
Mangalore has a domestic Airport which is 9 kms. away.
By Rail :
Mangalore has a railway station with in the city and is linked by rail other cities in India.
By Road :
Mangalore is well connected by KSRTC & Private bus services. It is connected to all major cities nearby.