Udupi Sri Krishna Matha

Sri Krishna Mutt is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna located in the town of Udupi. This temple is first among the seven places of pilgrimages. Thousands of pious devotees throng the Udupi Krishna temple all round the year to catch a glimpse of Lord Krishna. The unique feature of Shree Krishna Mutt temple is that the Lord is worshipped only through a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitaki. It has been a tradition in this temple to worship the Lord only through this window.

The matha area resembles a living ashram, a holy place for daily devotion and living. Surrounding the Sri Krishna Matha are several temples, the most ancient being made of basic wood and stone of 1,500 years origin. Here the usual practice is to visit Chandreswara, Anantheshwara temples and then visit Sri Krishna temple. There are many legendary stories behind the installation of statue of Sri Krishna at Udupi. According to the history Sri Krishna statue was installed by Shi. Madhvacharya in 13th century. Who (A.D. 1238-1317) was one of the greatest saints, philosophers, and religious reformers of India.

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