The temple’s main deity is Sri Jai Santoshi Mata, the daughter of Lord Ganesha. Santoshi Mata was said to be the reincarnation of Goddesses Durga, who symbolizes power and stands for moral order. The temple is maintained by Jai Santoshi Mata Kshetra Saunsthan. Sri Maha Kali and Sri Ganesh are also
worshipped here, along with Mata Santoshi temple. The main Maha Kali temple is located on the Kali Dweep Island in the center of river Kali.

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.

According to the local belief, by doing the 16 Friday Vrata and Udyapana people got rid of their poverty and started putting the step toward prosperity by having the grace of Mata. Tourists can reach this temple by availing the various means of public transport like auto, bus, car, and tempos which are available from Karwar town.

Nearest Railway station: Shirwad railway station 10kms
Nearest Airport: Goa Airport 97kms.
Nearest Bus stand: Karwar 04kms