Sri Krishna Mutt

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Overview

Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna, located in the town of Udupi in Karnataka, India. There is a holy temple of Sri Krishna and this is the birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya, founder of Dwaita Philosophy and one of the three great Acharyas.  he is reputed to have discovered the idol of Shri Krishna from a ship, which he saved miraculously from the clutches of fatal storm breeding on the sea at Malpe. One day when he was performing his morning prayers on the Malpe shore, he found that a ship sailing in the sea, was in danger owing to rough weather, Sri Madhwacharya with his divine power was able to control the rough weather.
 
The matha area resembles a living ashram, a holy place for daily devotion and living. Surrounding the Sri Krishna Matha are several temples namely the Udupi Anantheshwara Temple which is over a 1,000 years old. The Krishna Matha was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhwacharya in the 13th century. He was the founder of the Dvaita school of Vedanta. It is believed that Madhwacharya found the murti of SriKrishna in a large ball of gopichandana. 
 
The temple is simple, but beautiful. The temple tank is a sacred one, where it is believed that the idol was immersed to rid it of all the excess sandal.
 
He was content with a glimpse of the deity through a window at the back of the sanctum, even though all he could see was the back of the Lord. As Kanakadasa sang His praises, the Lord couldn't resist taking a look at his devotee, and turned. Thus He stands till today, with his back to the door, facing a window. And that is how we see him, through the window, which is called, appropriately enough, the Kanakanakindi – after the devotee whom the Lord himself wanted to see!
 
As told by Sri Madhwacharya in his TANTRASARA SANGRAHA the murti is placed Pashchimabhimukha. All the other murtis in other Ashta mutts are facing Western side as well. Once Kanakadasa, a pious worshipper and devotee of Lord Krishna, was staying in a makeshift hermitage in front of Krishna mutt. There was an earthquake in the night and the outer temple wall cracked such a way that there was a wide enough opening for Kanakadasa to have darshana of the murti. Till today, devotees still worship Lord Krishna by praying through the same window where kanakadasa was seeing the offerings/Pooja from outside.It is known as Kanakanakhindi, and is decorated by an arch named after him. A statue has also been erected. A similar window covers the immediate front of the murti and is called Navagraha kindi. It is often mistaken to be Kanakana kindi.
 
Lord Udupi Shri Krishna as it is headed and governed by the Ashta mathas.Sri Vamana Thirtha, Shiroor MathaSri Rama Thirtha, Kaniyoor MathaSri Adokshaja Thirtha, Pejawara MathaSri Hrishikesha Thirtha, Palimaru MathaSri Narahari Thirtha, Adamaru MathaSri Janardhana Thirtha, Krishnapura MathaSri Upendra Thirtha, Puthige MathaSri Vishnu Thirtha, Sode Vadiraja Matha.
 
During the Paryaya festival, held every two years, the temple management is handed over to the next Matha. Each of the Mathas is headed by a Swami, who will be in charge of the temple during his Paryaya. The Paryaya is held on even years like 2008, 2010 and 2012. Festivals like Makara Sankranthi, Ratha Sapthami, Madhva Navami, Hanuma Jayanthi, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Navarathi Mahotsava, Madhva Jajanti, Naraka Chathurdashi, Deepavali, Geetha Jayanthi etc. are celebrated very grandly by Paryaya Mutt every year.
 
Temple Timing: 5.00am to 11.00am and 7.00pm to 9.00pm
 
How to Reach,
 
Road Way: : Udupi is well connected by road to both, Bangalore as well as Mangalore. There are frequent buses from both cities - Bangalore and Mangalore, both, Volvos as well as regular ones.
 
Nearest Railway Station:  Udupi
 
Nearest Airport:  Mangalore International Airport

Location

Country
India
State
Karnataka
City
Udupi
Location
Car Street (Udupi)
Address
Sri Krishna Matha, Car Street, Udupi, Karnataka - 576101, India.
Contact Info
Phone: +91 820 2520598
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Car Street, Udupi
Nearest Railway Station
Udupi (UD)
Nearest Airport
Mangalore International Airport
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latitude : 12.961299900 longitude :74.890098570
Corporation : Mangalore
GPS Code : VOML
Open Year
13th Century
Architect
Dravidian architecture
Dedicated To
Srila Madhvacharya
Visiting Hours
5.00am to 11.00am and 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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