The divine abode of Lord Mahalingeshwara Shri Mahaganapathi is situated in Pernankila which is about 20 Kms. Southeast of Udupi. Devotees can reach Pernankila by three separate routes. The first one is through Alevoor-Marne Road (1 Km. from Marne). The second one is through Parkala near Patla (about 2 Kms. from Patla). The third route is through Onthibettu near Hiriadaka (about 8 Kms. from Onthibettu). From morn to night, there are good numbers of city busses for every half an hour from Udupi to Pernankila.
Ganesh Chathurthi is the holiest day here. Thousands of devotees visit this temple on that day and offer their prayers. Devotees firmly believe that Lord Mahaganapathi bless them and fulfill all their wishes.