Mangalore – Im still in the west coast

Outside the Mangla Devi temple, the Goddess who gave her name to the town – Mangalore. I was there on transit , enroute to Sringeri . It was a spiritual quest, a moment of togetherness with the divine, but my mind gets distracted by mortals and mortality ..


  1. Manipal Tourism 17 April, 2008 at 17:58 Reply

    Mangla Devi Temple has been a source of Spiritual enlightenment to most of the Manglaorean’s.

    To date i visit, Mangla Devi Temple whenever I am in Mangalore.
    Good Picture!

  2. backpakker 17 April, 2008 at 20:48 Reply

    Manipal tourism – welcome to backpakker..I do agree with you..I will be posting more on the temple, hope you come back to read it as well

    Mark – Death is tragic to the ones who have lost their loved ones..but in this case, tragedy/mortality is more about decay, loneliness …I guess thats dying before death. I wasnt going to become morbid though..

    Matt -Thank you, though I try hard not to get into stereotypes, this is real India too


  3. indicaspecies 17 April, 2008 at 21:28 Reply

    Men of the coastal region, head with cotton wrap to protect from the harsh sun, old but active, tanned yet outdoors, tired and taking a break, keeping their simple footwear aside to feel the earth – pray, what thoughts run through their mind?

  4. c e e d y 18 April, 2008 at 02:12 Reply


    guess its like a video game of the mind – you have to beat these stages of mortals in order to move up stages and then in the final stage you can meet the god 🙂

  5. Manipal Torism 19 April, 2008 at 01:14 Reply

    I am am looking forward to another blog post on Mangla Devi! Let me know on my lens and if it wonderfully written i will also blog about your post!
    Hopefully you will get some visitors with the same interest coming to your blog!

  6. GMG 19 April, 2008 at 05:00 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi! One day I’ll get to Goa… ;))
    Sorry for this short visit, but I just wanted to say thanks for your comments on my blogs. This weekend, I’m going to take a musical break, and next week I’ll make a very short trip, crossing South Atlantic. I’ll try to catch up with your posts as soon as possible. Meanwhile, leave you with some chocolate champagne truffles at Blogtrotter.
    Have a lovely weekend and an excellent week!

  7. Prashanth M 19 April, 2008 at 22:01 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi, first of all, thanks for the visit & comments on my travel blog.

    I was there at Mangalore in March first week – during my 4 day bike ride to west coast. But didn’t get time to visit the temple. 🙁

  8. backpakker 20 April, 2008 at 12:02 Reply

    Celine – You have given a complete pen portrait of the picture and region..I was so taken in by their expressions that I decided to take the picture asap, without even asking them lest it made them conscious and disrupt their thoughts and conversation.

    Ceedy -I dont think I can get there as yet…we are so caught up in our day to day life and the issues ..

    Krishna -Thanks..will mail you

    Manipal Tourism – Thank you..will post it soon enough

    Gill – Have a great trip or trips should I say ? Im sure Goa will beckon you soon

    Indrani -Thanks..same here

    Prashanth – Your blog is amazing…Ive been to mangalore several times and this is my first trip to the temple

    Reeta – Arent we all ? thanks

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