Maha Ganapathi Temple Padubidri
About Maha Ganapathi Temple
Padubidri is located in coastal district, Udupi on National Highway 17. Padubidri is also known as Padubidre or Paddedra in Tulu language. Padubidri was once the power center of chiefs known as Ballalas.
Padubidri houses a famous Brahmasthana, Mahalingeshwara Maha Ganapathi temple. This temple at Padubidri is dedicated to two deities - Lord Mahalingeshwara and Ishtasiddhi Mahaganapathi. The images of this temple is said to be thousand year old.
Padubidri is well-known for a spiritual festival called the Dakke-bali which is held in the Brahmasthana here once in two years.
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railhead: Udupi, Mangalore
Road: Padubidri is well connected by roads. -