Udupi Sri Krishna Temple
#1 of 35 Places to Visit in Udupi
Distance (From Udupi Railway Station): 3 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
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At a distance of 3 Kms from Udupi Railway Station, Udupi Sri Krishna Temple is one of the famous pilgrimage centers in South India.
The Krishna temple was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhvacharya in the 13th century. This temple has a fascinating idol of Lord Krishna that is richly adorned with jewels & a famous golden chariot. The unique feature of this temple is that the Lord is worshipped only through a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki. The daily sevas and administration of the Mutt are managed by the Ashta Mathas.
Saptotsava or the Seven Utsavas celebrated in mid of Jan are considered as the annual festival of Sri Krishna Temple. During the Paryaya festival, held every two years, the temple management is handed over to the next Matha. Krishnashtami, Raamanavami, Hanumajjayanthi, & Deepavali are other important festival here.
Chandamouleeswara and Anantheshwara Temples adjacent to Sri Krishna Temple are about 2000 years old.
Timings: 5 AM to 9 PM