Jai Santoshi Mata Temple is situated at a distance of 4 km away from the Karwar town on the banks of Kali river. As the name suggests, the prime deity of this temple is Shri Jai Santoshi Mata, the daughter of Lord Ganapati.
As per popular folklore, Goddess Santoshi is the reincarnation of Goddess Durga, who symbolises power and stands for moral order. Many devotees visit this temple during the festivals that are organised here throughout the year. The Deepotsav is celebrated at this temple on all Tuesdays and Fridays. During this occasion, the entire site is lit with lamps.
Ugadi Lakshadeepotsav is held at Jai Santoshi Mata Temple during the month of Shravan. Mangala Karya, Navaratri Pallaki Utsav and Vrut-Udyapana are some of the festivals celebrated here.
Tourists on a trip to Karwar can reach this temple through public transport, namely bus, taxis and autos that are easily available from the town. It is suggested that all travellers passing through Karwar should stop by this temple in order to enjoy the festivities being celebrated here.