The Divine Mother’s Glory
Shri Mahalasa Narayani is the powerful Kuladevata (family deity) of many Hindus, especially in western and southern India.
‘Mahalasa’ is another name for Lord Vishnu’s famous avataar (incarnation) as Mohini, the enchantress.
Temples dedicated to the worship of Shri Mahalasa are present in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and elsewhere.
The most well-known of Her temples is the one at Mardol in Goa, which is over 450 years old. Other temples, like the ones in Kumta and Basrur in Karnataka are also said to be over 400 years old.
However, one temple that deserves special mention is the scenic spiritual center at Harikhandige in Udupi district of coastal Karnataka. Nestled amidst hills & forests, this temple is an ideal example of deep faith, devotion, dedication and sacrifice exhibited by Her devotees. Constructed about a decade ago, the Harikhandige temple, by far, is growing more and more popular with every passing day as stories of Her miracles here abound!
We also provide an opportunity to devotees who are constrained by distance and time to perform a Seva to Her on a date and time requested and receive Her Prasad and blessings! Please visit the Seva page for details.
This portal consisting of information from many of Her temples is my humble service to the almighty Kuladevata, and a contribution to millions of Her devotees (and others) by providing them information about Shri Mahalasa Narayani and Her infinite greatness, many of the temples dedicated to Her, various alankaars (appearances), stotras and stuthis, videos of aaratis and palakhis, and so on.
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(To visit Shri Mahalasa Narayani’s various temples, click on the links on the navigation bar.)