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Sri Krishna Temple

Sri Krishna Temple This famous temple also called as Krishna Mutt or Krishna Math dedicated to Lord Krishna is located on the north side of the temple square in the heart of Udupi. This temple was built in the Dravidian architectural style in the 13th century and the idol of the lord was installed by the Vaishnavite Saint Shri Madhvacharya. It is a famous pilgrim place for Vaishnavites.

The temple celebrates many festivals like Madhvanavami, Ramanavami, Nrisimha jayanthi, Bhagirathi janmadina, Krishna Leelothsava, Ganesha Chathurthi, Anantha Chathurdashi, Subrahmanya shashti, navarathri dasara, Holi, Vasantha Puja, Jagarana seva, Thulasi Pooja, Laksha deepothsava, Dhanu Pooja, Sapthothsava and chariot festival. Parayaya festival is the main festival of the temple celebrated on even years in January, attended by a large number of people. The temple is surrounded by Ashta (eight) Mutts. The daily rituals and management of the temple are carried out by Ashta Mathas.

The main attraction of the temple is a small exquisitely carved silver - plated window with nine holes called 'Kanakana Kindi' at the back of the mutt and the lord is worshipped only through this window. The name of the window was derived from a lower caste devotee of the lord, Kanakadasa who later became a great composer. There is a legend that Lord Krishna gave his darshan to Kanakadasa by breaking open the walls on the western side of the temple. Since then there is no front door to this temple, only this window. The idol of Lord Krishna is richly adorned with jewels. The temple consists of a large tank the Madhava Sarovar. It is believed that the holy river Ganga flows into this lake every 10 years. The temple opens from 5o clock in the morning and continue through out the day.

Contact address :
Sri Krishna Math
Jagadguru Shri Madhwacharya Moola Mahasamstana
Udupi - 576101
Phone: 91-8252-20598, 23402

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