|• Body||Mooluru Grama Panchayath|
|• Total||6,000 approximately|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mangalore|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Mangalore South|
|Civic agency||Mooluru Grama Panchayath|
Gurupur is a small town in the outskirts of the city of Mangalore in the state of Karnataka, India. This town is situated on the banks of river Phalguni which is also known as Gurupur Nadi. This town is situated 15 kilometers from Mangalore.
The people are from different sections of societies including Gouda Saraswat Brahmins, Bunts, Billavas, Veerashaivas, Muslims & Christians. Tulu used here by people for the daily conversation, konkani,kannada can also be spoken. Hindu Higher primary school is the good primary school in gurpur.
According to the records of the local temples, this town of Gurupur was earlir known as Gulipur. Since this town was situated on the banks of river, It was a commercial place which used to connect to other parts of the river. Even now, we find a place called 'Bandasaale'. This means, the place where goods are collected from many sources & distributed to other places.
Still standing strong in Gurupur is 'Bangla gudde'. Built by Tippu Sultan, this dam like structure stores water till this day to quench the thirst of cattle and humans alike.
Gurupur is famous for its Religious activities.The Phalguni river gets its name Gurupur because of this town. It lies close to Vamanjoor and Kalikamba. The village has become small town with rapid urbanisation of Dakshina Kannada district.
Temples of the hindu deities Varadraja Venkatramana and Shri Satyadevta Dharmadevta are found here. The devastan of Shri Satyadevta is well known in and around Gurupur. The annual festival here takes place almost throughout the year, but the main festival of this town usually takes place in APRIL (or) May of the Indian calendar known as "GURPUR TERU" followed by "OOKUL" after "ODU TERU". Just across the road from tha Sri Satyadevata Dharmadevata temple in a large mosque.
- 12 km (7.5 mi) from Mangalore City
- 12 km (7.5 mi) from Kaikamba
- 28 km (17 mi) from National Institute of Technology Karnataka
- 29 km (18 mi) from Surathkal
- 29 km (18 mi) from Phalguni river
- 66 km (41 mi) from Udupi