Cockfight – Korikatta

A cockfight is a blood sport between two roosters, held in a ring called a cockpit. Cockfighting is now illegal KoriKatta (Tulu) or Korida Katta ( Koli Anka in kannada) is one of the traditional event rural community in Mangalore. Its a fight between Two cocks, they let their cock … Continue reading

Kambala – Buffaloes Race

Kambla very name sends shivers of excitement up my spine! The race of Man with Buffaloes in muddy water, running at breakneck speed, it was an absolutely breathtaking and exhilarating experience. This event of Kambla dates back more than 100 years ago and is usually held during the months of … Continue reading

SRI VENKATRAMANA TEMPLE, KARKALA

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