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Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt Temple | Karnataka, Udupi

Located In Udupi, Karnataka, Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Udupi Sri Krishna Matha was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhwacharya in the 13th century. It was Shri Madhwacharya who turned Udupi into a unique seat of Vedantic learning. Apart from the contributions to Vedantic philosophy, Shri Madhwacharya found the Krishna Temple of Udupi and made it the fountain-head of a new "Bhakti" (devotional) movement, which eventually spread all over the country.


There are many legends that tell of a sailor carrying the main statue of Krishna from Dwarka. The ship is believed to have been caught in a storm and sunk. Sri Madhavacharya had a vision and took the statue out of the ocean and installed at the temple. Later on, in the 16th Century, a devotee Kanakadasa wished to offer prayers to Lord Krishna but he wasn't allowed inside the temple. Krishna, pleased by the devotee, created a hole in the back wall...View more


Built in accordance with the Kerala style of architecture, Sri Krishna Temple's main door is gold plated. The door is covered with intricate carvings on it. The idol of Lord Krishna is richly embellished. There are multiple temples in the complex and each has major religious significance. The temple complex consists of Deepa Stambha, Madhav Sarovara, and obviously, the legendary Sanctorum, which has 9 holes in its walls. The unique feature of Sh...View more

Darsan Info

The temple is open from 5:30 AM till 9:00 PM
The usual practice in Udupi is to visit Chandreswara, Anantheshwara temples and then visit Sri Krishna temple.
Evening Kirtan is an extraordinary spiritual experience.

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Darsan Dresscode

A male devotee must remove his shirt / t-shirt / banyan in the morning while entering the temple. In the evening there is no issue.

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The Krishna Mutt is widely known for its religious customs, traditions, and learning in Dvaita philosophy. It is also the centre of Daasa Sahitya, a form of literature that originated in Udupi.  Like most Krishna Temple, Rath Yatra is an important tradition here. The culture is divers and multiple languages are spoken

Language Spoken:Tulu, Konkani, Beary Bashe, Kannada

Location and Contact

Car St, Udupi, Karnataka - 576 101
+91 8202520598

Udupi, situated 60 Kms north of Mangalore, is well connected by rail and road to both Bangalore as well as Mangalore. There are frequent buses from both the cities.

Additional Info

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Temple Rituals

The daily sevas (offerings to god) and administration of the Krishna Mutt are managed by the Ashta Mathas (eight monastries). Each of the Ashta Mathas performs temple management activities for two years in a cyclical order.
Mainly, 14 types of Pujas are offered to Lord Krishna.
There are over 18 Pujas, 4 Utsavas, and 28 Sevas that one may offer to Lord Krishna.

Regular Offerings

Laddu, fruits, etc are the main offerings offered to the Lord at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple.

Special rituals

Paryaya Festival (celebrated every two years),during which the Shree Krishna Mutt 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.

famous Festivals

The main festivals are:
Makara Sankranthi (Jan)
Ratha Sapthami    (Feb)    
Hanuma Jayanthi    (April)            
Krishna Janmashtami (August)        
Navarathri Mahotsava (October)    
Deepavali (Nov)    
Naraka Chaturdashi (Nov)  
Matsya Jayanti
Kurmaa Jayanti
Narasimha Jayanti
Prathama Ekaadasi
Vaamana Jayanti
Go Puja
Datta Jayanti

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