The temple is dedicated to Lord Sree Venkataramana. Built in 1450 AD, legend has it that a family of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins (namely Soire Prabhu and Soma Sharma) brought Lord Venkataramana’s idols along with them while migrating from Goa which they installed in Karkala. Successive generations of that family settled … Continue reading

St. Victors Church Nellikar

In 1933, the Italian Missionary Fr.Angelo Gaviraghi sj founded this mission and in 1935 this mission station was dedicated to St Victor on the Silver Jubilee of the priesthood of Bishop Victor R. Fernandes.  The church building was completed in 1939 and inaugurated on April 16, 1940.  Fr.John M.Menezes was … Continue reading

St.Roque’s Church NEENRUDE

CHURCH OF ST ROQUE is situated at a distance of 35 kms to the north of Mangalore and 6 kms from Niddodi, and is surrounded by Ferar, Niddodi, Sampige and Kateel parishes. Bishop Victor Fernandes established this as an independent chaplaincy and named it Neerude and Fr James Sequeira, acting … Continue reading