place is called Anna Brahma. Every visitor gets free
food at the temple. The temple has a golden chariot
and a diamond
studded crown for the deity. There is a Gita Bhavan to
propagate the message of the Lord.
Madhwacharya, made Udupi as his centre of activities
for the propagation of his newly
found theory of Dwaita Philosophy, that tells in
simple terms, that the Soul Supreme(God) and the
individual soul are two separate entities.
is believed that the sacred lamp in front of Lord
Krishna, lighted by Shri Acharya on
the day of installation, is still burning unceasingly
for the last 700
years, like his Madhwa Philosophy.
the sixteenth century there lived a saint-poet called
Kanakdas, an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. As
the legend goes, thesaint,
an untouchable being unable to enter the temple, sang
the glories of the Lord, standing behind the temple.
Pleased with his devotion, the idol facing the
direction of east turned to west and there was a crack
in the wall through which
Kanakdas could have the darshan to his heartís
content. In the place of the crack, there is a window known
as Kanakaís Window. To commemorate this event, every
Swamiji who is going to ascend the paryaya peetha
should first have a darshan of the Lord through this
window. A few
years ago not far away from the window, a life-size
statue of Kanakdasí
was installed. Now the saint receives pooja in Udupi,
every day. Glory to
God and His devotees!
has a Railway Station on the Konkan Railways. The
Nearest Airport is Mangalore. It is connected to all
the centres of Karnataka with good motorable roads
besides the National Highway.
temple of All India fame is held in high esteem by GSBs.
Udupi the GSBs have
Laxmi Venkatesh Temple, a hub of social and religious
the great education centre of International
repute is closeby.
Shri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Pin Code No.576 101,