H.H.Sudhindra Thirtha Swamiji
At the time of Prathishta of
Devatha Mandir Complex
Sri Vinayak Chathurthi and Marg Sheersha Shukla Paksha
are celebrated at this temple every year
Sri Mahaganapathi /Sri Mahamaya Temple
Shri Mahaganapathi & Shri Mahamaya
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Ganastakam in Samskri with Konkani Anuvadu in Devanagari
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Shri Pete Vinayaka Shantadurga /Shri Mahaganapathi Mahamaya
The Shirali Mahaganapathi Mahamaya Temple is an ancient temple situated in the southern part of the
Bhatkal taluk in North Kanara.
According to historical records, the Gowda Saraswath Bhramins families of
Prabhu, Shenoy, Kamthi, Kini, Kudva, and Pai—who earlier resided in Goa—migrated to the south to avoid the forceful conversion by the Portuguese in
1540 AD. This included ancestors who were serving the Shri Vinayaka and Shri Shanthadurga temples in Naveli and Golthi. They moved to
Bhatkal four hundred years ago with the sacred mask of the deity Ganesha, a silver trunk, other sacred articles from the temples and installed the
deity at Shirali .
1904, the new garbhagudi was constructed and the two deities were
re-installed in the temple. In 1971 Shrimath Sudhindra Sripadangal presided over the activities of the temple and introduced poojas, sevas
and various construction works. The main poojas conducted at the Shirali temple are the Ganahoma, Sahasrachandikahavana,
Shasraganayaga and Rathotsav.
In 1971-72, the front block of the temple was constructed and accommodation for the temple priests in
1974. In 1986, yagna mantap construction work was also started.
Since then various efforts have been made to improve the services at the temple with financial help
from devoted members of the Konkani community.
The temple has a large following and is also the 'family temple' of several Konkani families
who come to pay their respects after every auspicious occasion in the family such as a wedding, birth of a child etc. or even in times of distress to make
vows to the deity and ask for blessings.
Shri Mahaganapathi Mahamaya Temple
Shirali - 581 354