Aishwarya along with her daughter Aaradhya, mother Brinda Rai and other family members offered special prayers at the Mangaladevi Temple. Temple's chief priest Srinivas Aithal presented Aishwarya prasad and a saree on behalf of the temple.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Aishwarya said it was her long-time wish to visit the Mangaladevi temple. But she was busy with other programmes. "I'm glad that I finally had the darshan of goddess Mangaladevi in my hometown," said Aishwarya, reports Vijay Karnataka.

 

 

She had tender coconuts at the temple as temple authorities usually offer tender coconuts to dignitaries. "Bonda baari cheepe undu. Nanonji Korle (Tender cococnut is not sweet. Please, give me another one)," she was heard talking in Tulu.

 

 

She also visited Kadri Manjunatha Swami temple. Being an ardent devotee of Ganapathi – Aishwarya regularly visits Siddhi Mahavinayak temple in Mumbai – Aishwarya also offered puja at Sharavu Mahaganapathi temple.

 

 

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She left to Mumbai in the evening by Jet Airways.

 

Aishwarya Rai was in Mangaluru for the last two days. She visited Uppinangady to immerse ashes of her late father Krishnaraj Rai in Kumaradhara river, considered the holy confluence of three rivers.