Welcome to Shri Mahalasha Narayani Devasthan Mudgeri
Shri Mahalasa-Narayani Devasthan is in Mudgeri which is 15Km from Karwar and 3Km from Majali.
The main temple of Shri Mahalsa Devi is in Mardol(Goa) quite far from Mudgeri. Before establishment of this Devasthan, Kulavis had to travel everyday to Mardol, to offerSeva and Pooja.
200 Years back, a devotee (bhakt) - Purusappa Vernekar thought of having a similiar Devasthan in Mudgeri, so that the Kulavis of Mudgeri can take darshan of Devi everyday without traveling far to Mardol.Finally acting on his thoughts, he decided to build a temple in Mudgeri. He took the "Kaul" (Prasad) and the "Devi Pratima" in form of "Diya (Deep)" to Mudgeri and did the Devi Sthapana. Initially a small temple was built where the Kulavis from Mudgeri offered their Pooja and Sevas. (celebrate Navarathri and shasti ).
50 years then on Devotees from Mudgeri brought the idol of Shri Mahalasa Devi (as seen today) and did the Pratisthapana, also a bigger temple was built.
The temple is reconstructed beautifully with a beautiful dome over that a Golden Kalasa, broad Sabhagraha infront of devi, big Varandah and Rangamandir. There is also provision for programmes like marriages, Upanayanas, and other functions. Big dinning hall is contructed for all devotees to take prasad. Now the rooms construction is going on for the devotees to stay overnight at temple premises.
Sri Mahalasa Narayani temple is situated in the village called Mudgeri which is about 10 km from district head quarter Karwar. To fly from Karwar to Mudgeri, there are number of city buses from CBT-Karwar. Approach road is good enough to ride a motorbike and also car/bus.
Karwar is a famous place for its beauty with sea shore, Sea bird project and a harbour. Karwar is aroud 180 kms from Hubli city, 200 km from Belgaum city, 500 km from Bangalore, 270 kms from Mangalore. Konkan railway is also available to appraoch Karwar from Bombay and from Kerala too.