Live webcast – Kodial Venkataramana Temple Teru – by

Anand Bhandarkar, ( brings to us the experience of Mangalore Venkatarama Temple reopening (Punara Prathishta) and Teru Utsav 2012, at the convenience of our Desktops.. No matter wherever you are, you can be in Mangalore! Watch the live streaming video ( at select times of the programme) here or on

Kodial Shri Venkataramana Temple – Jeernodhara – Photos by Manju N.

The entire Saraswat world is keenly awaiting the reopening of the divine Shri Venkataramana Temple at Mangalore. The temple underwent renovation with volunteers from our community giving their physical best over and above the monetary contributions. While we are at the heels of the temple reopening, here is a sneak peak at some beautiful snaps taken by Manju Neereshwallya.

Venkatesh Kumar Dharwad’s concert by Sevanjali Trust

Sevanjali Trust is a youth driven charitable institution based in Mangalore that works towards different causes and activities with an objective to reach out to the needy sections of our community. Manju Neereshwallya, our active member, and a noted photo-journalist from Mangalore is an active member of the institution. He shares with us photographs of an event and video of a concert organized by Sevanjali Trust. The trust needs your whole hearted support. You may also leave your contacts through a link provided to participate for the cause.

Ramdas Shevgoor – Portrait of a great artist

Ramdas L.K Shevgoor is one of the famous artists in Mangalore. He is the owner of Shevgoor fine arts, Mangalore. Shalmali Prabhu, from Mangalore brings to us an excellent writeup, accompanied by a photo slide-show by Manju Neereshwallya of Studio XL Mangalore. Watch some of the best portraits ever created, and maybe have yours done during your next trip to Mangalore!

A Unique Kodial Teru experience in 25 minutes – Directorial Debut by Sithesh

“A beautiful walkthrough of the Kodial Teru, with the ambience of the festival, and its people, at the center” is how i would describe the directorial debut of a young Art Director of our Samaaj – Sithesh Govind. The 25 minute video walkthrough of the great festival, with some great visual effects and editing, has been recently blessed and released by Shrimad Sudhindra Teertha Swamiji of Shri KashiMath Sansthan. We provide you here a 3 minute glimpse into the video, and an opportunity to place a CD request from the man himself — Sithesh Govind.. Check the article for more details and the video

Shri Mahamaya Rathotsava – from a 500 year old GSB temple

Shri Mahamaya-amma temple at Kudtheri, Mangalore, is celebrating its 500th year. 5 centuries ago, the idol of Shri Mahamaya Goddess was consecrated by our ancestors at Mangalore, who had left Goa along with our Idols, to save our community from the torturous Portuguese regime. We present to you some photographs of the Rathotsava of our Divine Mahamaya-Amma.