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Country  India
State Karnataka
District Udupi
 • Body Gram Panchayat
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 576111
Nearest city Udupi
Literacy 90%
Lok Sabha constituency Udupi
Vidhan Sabha constituency karkala
Civic agency Gram Panchayat

Nandalike is a village in Karkala taluk in the Udupi District in Karnataka, India. It is approximately 16 km east of Padubidri and about 15 km from Karkala town.

Nandalike is the birthplace of the poet Muddana (Nandalike Lakshmi Narayanappa).

The Mahalingeshwara (Lord Shiva) worshipped here along with Sathya Devatha (Goddess of Truth) called Siri, Abbaga Daraga, Kumara Swamy, Naga, and Brahma. Nandalike is also called Alade and Moolastana to lakhs of devotees. The temple has a history of over 1000 years. The Annual Festival of the Temple starts from the full moon day of tulu, the month of Mayi (between February 15 and March 15) and celebration day called Ayanostava is celebrated on the subsequent full moon day, i.e. between March 15 and April 15.

Nandalike Shree Mahalingeshwara Temple[edit]

Shree Mahalingeshwara Temple is dedicated to God Shiva is located in Nandalike village at Karkala Taluk in Udupi District of Karnataka. The temple is 16 km away from Mangalore-Padubidri-Karkala Highway from East and 15 km away from Karkala. The holy temple is surrounded by greenery and serene nature. The Coastal Region of Karnataka is famous for its pilgrim shrines. Because of some historical temple devotees are attracted towards this Coastal Region. The history says and well known by people that The Mahalingeshwara Temple is established by Shri Vadiraja Swami. Other worshiped Gods at Shree Mahalingeshwara temple sannidhana are- Shri Uribrahma, Ganapathi, Veerabhadra, Nandhigona, Sirikumara, Abbaga Daraga, Khadgeshwari, Raktheshwari, Chamundi, Annappa, Kshetrapala, Bhootharaja, Gajamalla, Mahanagaraja Swami Sanidhya.



Tulu and Konkani are the most widely spoken language. Other languages spoken here include Kannada.

Notable personalities[edit]

1. Muddana, Kannada poet and writer better known as Mahakavi ("Great Poet") or Mahakavi Muddana.

2. Walter Nandalike, Founder and Managing Director of Daijiworld Group of Media.

3. Nandalike Balachandra Rao, a writer and bank employee from Mangalore.

4. Suhas Hegde, Entrepreneur & Social Activist. Proprietor of Sarala Saw Mill.

5. Vedavathi Sadashiva Hegde

Tarun Manna[edit]

The people in Nandalike worked hard for the construction of a concrete road called the Nandalike Road. The government sanctioned 3 crores for the road's construction.[citation needed]

Saw Mills in Nandalike[edit]

There are presently two saw mills in Nandalike:

  1. Sarala Saw Mill-Suhas Hegde
  2. Jesus Wood Industries-Gregory Menezes


Kanabettu is a well-known family in South Kanara. This family is famous for their unity and charity. Shri Chandu Pergade was born into this family. Siri, a well-known personality in South Kanara, left her daughter Sonne with Chandu Pergade before she died. Abbaga and Daraga, the twin daughters of Sonne, also have connections with this family and they left a message to Chandu Pergade before their death. Their dead bodies will be visible only to Chandu Pergade as betelnut flower. Recently a statue of Chandu Pergade was installed by this family in his memory. This family worships "Raktheswari", their family god. They have a family get-together every year on the 14th of May, They perform Annual Pooja of Raktheshwari. They also celebrate the Navrathri Pooja at the Raktheshwari Temple. They also believe and have faith in their Gram Devata "Shri Mahalingeshwar Temple, Nandalike. The family is headed by the elders Shri N. D. Shetty and Shri Ramanna Shetty.


Coordinates: 13°11′N 74°54′E / 13.183°N 74.900°E / 13.183; 74.900