Established : About 400 years ago by Late Shri Thimmappa Bhakta, Punar Pratishtha : by Shri Gurudatt Bhakta.

Presiding Deity : Shri Santhanagopalakrishna. Other Deities : Benne Krishna, Kalingamardana, Hanuman, Garuda & Mahaganapati.

Important Festivals : Foundation Day - Punarprathistha Divas - Magha Shudha Trayodashi, Gokulashtami Shravan Bahula Ashtami (Janmashtami) & Gita Jayanti (November/ December).

Scholarly Archaks : Shri Dinesh A. Bhat residing in the temple premises, Bhaktas Trust, Kumbla (Kerala) - 671321. Tel. : (0499) 814740 is capable of casting Horoscope, Reading & Making Astrological predictions on Horoscope and using Cowries. (Click here for Another Prashna Seva center) 

GSB Families (approx) : 80 Families, Population : 300.

Journey Details : By Road - From Mangalore 35 kms. South on N.H./17. From Kasaragod 12 kms. North on N.H./ 17. By Rail - Southern Railway Kumbla Station. By Air nearest Airport : Bajpe Mangalore.

Nearby Interesting Places : Kanipura Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (Village public Temple), Shri Veera Vittal Temple (GSB community Temple), Shri Laxminarayana Temple (Nayak's Family Temple), Shri Ganapati Math (Bhat Family Math), Shri Devi Math (Bhat Family Math), Shri Hanuman Math (Gadde Math) Nayak's family Math, Kumbla Fort Hanuman Temple, Ananthapura lake Temple - 1000 Years old. Here Kumbla river is joining Arabian Sea.

Educational Activities : Booklets and leaflets, as moral guides are published for free distribution.

History : Bhakta families migrated from Goa in 1560 A.D. on account of the atrocities by the Portuguese and settled down in Kumbla, a trade and commerce centre with port facilities those days. Somewhere in 1600, when many family members of the Bhakta family were childless, the matter was referred to the oracle in Srimadanantheshwar Temple in Manjeshwar and they were directed to install an idol of Shri Santhanagopalakrishna in the residential premises. Thus about 400 years ago the idol was installed as family deity by Shri Thimmappa Bhakta. On account of economic reasons, many members of the family migrated to different places in search of livelihood and nobody thought of erecting a temple for their guardian deity. However in the year 1997 Shri Gurudatt D. Bhakta of Mapusa Goa one of the descendants took initiative in reconstructing a new temple on the original site.
 Accordingly and shrine was erected and the deities were reinstalled by him on 19th February 1997 with the daily viniyoga sevas and annual celebration by a Registered Trust.

Other Information : Many cases where there were no issues for long, after marriage, have succeeded in getting children after offering prayers and sevas in the temple. Incidentally the deity is seen here holding a baby in the hands to be handed over to the devotee. 


Near Bridge on N. H. 17, Kumbla, (Kerala) - 671 321. Tel. : (0499) 814740.