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Krishna Temple, Udupi Udupi, a noteworthy coastal town of Karnataka occupies a key role in south Indian Pilgrimage tour. Udupi is precisely located at 381 kms far from Bangalore. This spot is strongly filled with the temple and mutts of rich historical and cultural significance. Being the birthplace of Saint Madhava, the place has a set of eight Sanyasi mutts in the town. Shivali- Shiva belli is the other name of Udupi, one of Karnataka's most important south Indian pilgrimage sites.

Besides the world famous Krishna Temple and a cluster of mutts Udupi is also the abode of renowned Sanskrit philosopher and scholar Madhavacharya. This important Vaishnavite coastal town of Karnataka, Udupi, is rich with the site of the famed Krishna temple and the Ashta Mathas. Located just 50 kms from Mangalore, the name, Udupi, is derived from merging of two Sanskrit words Udu (stars) and Pa (Lord). Words.

Famous Pilgrimage Spot of Udupi

UdupKrishna Mutt: Founded by the Vaishnavite saint Sri Madhvacharya in the 13th century, Udupi is famous for the Krishna Mutt (Temple of Lord Krishna). Paryaya festival celebrated after every two years at Krishna Mutt is the prime reason of pilgrimage attraction. The 'Kanakana Kindi' is the unique features of the temple. 'Kanakana Kindi’, rich with its mythological significance, as Lord Krishna is supposed to give Darshan to his ardent devotee Kanakadasa from this Kindi or Window.

This temple of Krishna is festooned with the fascinating idol of Lord Krishna, richly adorned with jewel. The image of Krishna in this Balakrishna temple of Udupi is a divine architect made by Viswakarma. The vibrant Paryaya festival at Udupi summons thousands of devotees from all over Karnataka after every alternate year. The daily offerings to God and management of the Mutt are arranged by the Ashta Mathas (8 temples). The largest number of gathering of pilgrims has been witnessed in the auspicious occasion of Paryaya and this makes the spot an ultimate place to tour.

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