Mahishamardini Temple in Kadiyali is located almost 2 miles west of Udupi. The temple has got the reputation of being one of the oldest temples in South India. It has a history of more than 1200 years.
Kadiyali Mahishamardini temple is very near to the famous Shree Krishna Temple in Udupi as well as to the famous Manipal University. The temple dates back to the Chalukyan period. With the help of cyber pilgrims, the temple was renovated recently.
The idol of goddess Mahishamardhini is in a standing posture. Temple is constructed out of stone and has slanting roofs covered by thick granite slabs. Some of the major attractions of the temple include the Chariot Festival that happens every year as well as presence of the idol of Goddess Durga. Another ancient temple, Ananteshwara temple is also near to this temple.
Transportation services such as bus, taxis as well as auto rickshaws are available to and from Udupi and Kadiyali.