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Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi

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Dedicated to the god Krishna, the Hindu temple of Sri Krishna Temple was founded in the 13th century. The large complex features carved stone archways, statues, and a matha area resembling a living ashram, where daily devotion rituals take place. Keep in mind the temple's defining feature; the god is worshiped through the silver-plated window. During your visit, pick up a few souvenirs from the small stands selling handmade products. The temple attracts droves of tourists and worshipers no matter the season, so prepare to wait in line for a few hours if you want to worship. Plan to visit Sri Krishna Temple during your Udupi vacation using our convenient Udupi holiday planner.
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  • Visited the temple in November 2013 – nice place for devotees of Lord Krishna and is a must visit – pls read the history as to why the statue is seen through a small hole and this signifies the streng...  more »
  • Sri Krishna Temple is in the hear of Udupi town, which is also called as the temple town. There are various Mutts across the temple, they also have anna-dhana (free food) for devotees everyday. You ca...  more »
  • Huge temple campus comprising of ashram, horse and cow sheds, dining hall, Bath complex, Accommodation complex and temple pond. This Mutt is considered as one of the holiest places in the country due ...  more »
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  • A place worth visiting. Such a wonderful feeling once you step inside the temple premises. The whole area has secured the old village feeling by not letting vehicles enter the premises. You walk around and see the whole place and do your shopping,it's a small and lovely village that will mesmerise you. And the kitchen is India's one of the Mega Kitchen which serves about 25-30k devotees every day.
  • Nice place, very calm, good temple with huge building of society, clean and well maintained place, they also provide noon lunch/prasadam.. tasty food...
  • Temple is just awesome. It's 800 year old temple. And they are doing annadhan since then. Temple doesn't look fancy, you have to go through big line to just see krishna statue. But once u see you feel more relieved and it's just amazing place. Come with piece n go with piece
  • The Udupi Krishna Temple is one of the most famous Temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. This unique temple is located in the town of Udupi in Karnataka, India. The Temple complex is also a Matha where the priests live and perform their daily duties. The Temple was constructed by the Vaishnavite Saint Madhavacharya, somewhere during the 13th century. The Udupi Krishna Temple is one of the seven Temples known as the Seven Mukti Sthalas of Karnataka. The idol of Lord Krishna worshiped here is in the form of a small boy. It is believed that Saint Madhavacharya anointed his eight disciples to take care of the functioning of the Temple and to propagate his philosophy and studies. These eight disciples created their own Matha and presently rotate their responsibilities every two years. The eight Mathas that run the Temple Administration are Palimar Mutt, Krishna Mutt, Kaniyour Mutt, Sode Mutt, Puttige Mutt, Admar Mutt, Shirur Mutt and Pejawar Mutt. The Udupi Krishna Temple complex resembles an Ashram with a huge Tank or Sarovar located called as the Madhav Sarovar. The main temple has a Mandap and the Garbhagriha. The main door of the sanctum is closed and God can be viewed only trough a meshed window adorned with intricate figures of Avatars of Lord Vishnu. Smaller shrines dedicated to Lord Hanuman known here as Lord Mukhyaprana, Garuda and to Saint Madhavacharya are present. The sight of the beautiful Kadhagolu Krishna is very beautiful and is available to everybody through the Kanakanakindi.
  • A great temple but to get darshan you must wait in queues bare foot ,free food is provided for devotes but their also a long queue waits you overall good temple