Padubidri Temple – Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi Temple at Padubidri in Karnataka



Padubidri Temple is popularly known as Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi Temple. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ganesha. Padubidri Temple is located on National Highway 17 at Padubidri and is around 24 km from Udupi and 35 km from Mangalore.


It is believed that Sage Bhrigu installed the Shivling worshipped in the Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi Temple. Lord Parashuram consecrated the Ganesha murti, which is carved on Rudrakshi Stone.

The murti of Ganesha is 2.5 feet tall. The utsava murti, or processional deity, in the temple is also more than 1000 years old. Ganesha worshipped here is known as Ishtasiddhi Maha Ganapati as he fulfills the wishes of His devotees.

The most important festivals observed here are Shivratri, Ganesh Chaturthi and Meena Sankranti temple festival.



The temple chariot is huge and is not for its intricate and beautiful carvings.

Padubidri Temple Darshan and Puja Timings

Morning 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Three maha pujas are done daily at 7:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Padubidri Temple Contact Address

Executive Officer,
Shree Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi Temple,
Padubidri,
Udupi Ditrict,
Karnataka
Pin Code : 574 111

TEL : 91 820 2555174
Email : mgtemple.padubidri@gmail.com