‘Mangaladevi’s City’ [Mangalore, Mangalapuram] City/District, Karnataka
From Mangaladevi and Kan: ūr/ūru, ‘town’, ‘village’.
Mangalore is named after its 9thC temple dedicated to the goddess Mangaladevi who clearly brings the city great fortune [Skt: maṅgala, ‘auspicious’, ‘lucky’, ‘blissful’, ‘prosperous’].
The modern city boasts India’s seventh-largest container port which manages three-quarters of India’s coffee and most of its cashew nut exports.
Mangalore is called the ‘Ice Cream Capital’ of India. It was largely responsible for making it popular in India and it is the home for a number of India’s leading brands generating revenue of over $100 nillion a year.