India - Mangalore City Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Mangalore City Information

Mangalore gets its name from the presiding deity Mangaladevi, the goddess of fortune. It is a major commercial centre.

The city has a modern port and major home industries like Beedis, Tiles, cashew and coffee curing and fishing.

It has a panorama of palm-fringed beaches, lush green fields and enchanting forests.

Places of Interest:

Mangaladevi Temple - The temple is built by the Ballal family of Attavar in memory of a Malabar

Princess - a princess of Kerala, is a tile roofed low structure.

Kadri Manjunath Temple - The Temple is situated at the foot of the Kadri Hill inhabited by local Yogis. The Kadri Temple, a square shrine with a pyramidal roof has Lokeshwara as the main deity.

St. Aloysius College Chapel - The Chapel has exquisite frescoes covering the walls and the ceilings. 

Light House Hill-Garden - The light house is built by Haider Ali.

Sultan Battery - The watch tower constructed by Tipu Sultan gives the impression of a miniature fortress with its arrangements for mounting cannons all-round.  

Shreemanthi Bai Memorial Government Museum - The museum has a small collection of antiquities.

Mahatma Gandhi Museum - The Museum has the collection related to zoology, anthropology, sculpture, art, coins and manuscripts.

 

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