This famous temple of Mangalore is considered to be a very powerful shrine of Lord Ganesha. The diety is considered to be a self-manifested god over here. As per the local history of the place, it is considered to have been built by the King of Tulu Nadu, Vira Narasimha Bangaraja during a long time back and the exact date is not available with anyone. Hence, this temple is very much revered by a lot of devotees due to its importance to the Ganesha circuit.
Hattiangadi is situated in Udupi district on the banks of the Varahi River. This temple was built by the Alupa Kings and the granite edamuri idol is quite attractive inside it. It is a very holy place for a lot of devotees who come here in large numbers.
It is situated at a distance of 83 km from the Hattiangadi Temple and has a rich history of more than a thousand years! The local residents of the place attach great importance to this temple due to its miraculous powers. It is also a very popular temple in the whole area as a lot of people can be seen here at all times. The Idagunji Vinayaka Temple holds a very special place on this tour as it has been renovated in recent years but the old charm still remains.