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 in Karkala itself. They continued … Read more

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 the first missionary parish priest.  … Read more