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Krishna Matha

Udupi is first among the seven places of pilgrimages.Krishna Matha is the seat of Lord Krishna. It is considered to be one of the holiest places for pilgrimage in southern India.

This holy temple of Sri Krishna is also the birthplace of Sri Madhavacharya. He was the founder of Dvaita (dualism) Philosophy and is one of the three great Acharya’s (preceptor or instructor) of the Dvaita Vedanta School. They believe that God (Vishnu-Krishna, supreme soul) and the individual souls (jivatman) exist as independent realities and are distinct

It is also the centre of Daasa (servants) Sahitya (literature). It is the literature of the bhakti (devotional) movement that originated in Udupi and was composed by devotees in the honour of Lord Vishnu or one of his Avatars (forms). The unique feature of the temple is that the Lord Krishna is worshipped only through a window that has nine openings called the Navagraha (nine door) Kitiki (window).

There are eight Mathas at the Temple

Pejavara, Puttige, Palimaru, Adamaru, Sodhe, Kaniyooru, Shirur and Krishnapura.

Also, Surrounding the Sri Krishna Matha are several temples, the most ancient is 1500 years old andis made of basic wood and stone.

Reaching Krishna Matha, Karnataka:

  • Bangalore

    By Road: Bangalore Airport to Krishna Matha 424.5 (kms), 8h 16m .

    By Rail: Bangalore Station to Udupi Station 595 (kms), 12h 16m.

  • Mangalore

    The nearest airport

    By Road: Mangalore airport to Krishna Matha 58.3 (kms), 1h 15m.

    By Rail: Mangalore Junction to Udupi Station 92 (kms), 1h 56m.

  • Mumbai

    By Road: Mumbai to Krishna Matha 868.9 (kms), 14h 51m.

    By Rail: Mumbai CST to Udupi Station 1115 (kms), 13h.

  • From Aryaan Hotels, Udupi:

    By Road: 11.4(kms), 22mins

    Udupi is the nearest railway station Udupi Station to Krishna Matha: 3.9(kms), 10mins

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