Kadri Manjunatha Temple is a historical temple in Mangalore within the country of Karnataka, India. The temple of Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is a very stunning and famous temple in Mangalore. It is stated to be constructed at some point of the 10th or 11th century. It become converted to a complete stone structure at some point of the 14th century. The bronze idol of Lokeshwar, approximately 5 toes excessive, of the temple is known as as oldest of the South Indian temples. It has an inscription dated 968 A.D., engraved at the pedestal. The inscription states that King Kundavarma of the Alupa Dynasty established the Lokeshwara idol in Kadarika Vihara.
It mentions Mangalore as "Mangalapura". The photograph has three faces and 6 fingers, and holds and preserve plants in of the fingers. The crown depicts a Dhyani Buddha. The photo has an ornate prabhavali, and attendants. It could be very well preserved with enameled eyes. There exist other undated bronze pix of similar craftsmanship, one of them is identifiable as an Avalokiteshwar and other as Buddha. Another stone inscription in Kannada and Malayalam script of 12th -13th century A.D., in temple's kitchen, states that the ruler and the neighborhood landlords contributed land for the temple. A 1730 AD text Kadli Manjunath Mahatmyam gives an account of the association with Natha Mantha.