Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, Karnataka

Sri Krishna temple is situated in the heart of Udupi in the district of Udupi, in the state of Karnataka in South India. The Chief deity of this temple is Lord Krishna and his consorts are none. The holy tree of this temple is none. The holy water of this temple is Madhwapushkarani.

The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Pancharathram. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is none. The Temple’s specialty is that Krishnar worshipped by Mother Rukmini.

The temple remains wide open for all Hindus from early morning hours to early mid-noon and later in the late evening hours to early dusk. The festivity that marks this particular temple are Sri Rama Navami, Akshaya Thrithiya day to Vaikasi Poornima-full moon day (May-June), Vasantha-summer festival is celebrated from the Chithirai (April-May),  Sri Krishna Jayanthi, Skanda sashti and Navarathri. The shrine is open continuously from 4.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m for all the devotees and pilgrims.

Special pujas and rituals are conducted by the head priest at this temple on all festive occasion. As per the local legends, “Lord Krishna graces the devotees in the temple facing west which has a five tiered Rajagopuram. The entrance is through the gate facing south.

There is a tank on the eastern side made by the Acharya with a mandap made of stone at the centre. Mother Gangadevi graces from a shrine in the southwest corner. This was called Viraja theertha in Krutha Yuga, Ananda Sarovam in Thredha and Dwapara Yuga and now Madhwa Sarover in Kaliyuga.”

Address: Sri Krishnan Temple – Udipi-576101, Mangalore Karnataka State.

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