Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna located in the town of Udupi in Karnataka, India.
Udupi Krishna Temple
Udupi is first among the seven places of pilgrimages. Thousands of pious devotees throng the 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 Kitiki. The window is exquisitely carved and silver – plated. It has been a tradition in this temple to worship the Lord only through this window. Read on to know more about the temple, the legends, the pujas & rituals and the festivals celebrated.
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.
Udupi Krishna Temple Timings
The day’s activity commences exactly at 4 a.m. with the blowing of the conch and the beating of the ‘Nagari’ in the gopuram outside the Mutt premises. With this the Swamiars and other employees of the Mutt wake up, attend to their ablutions and take their bath. With the ringing of the bells outside, they open the door of the garbhagriha. Then they open the door of the inner room to the beating of ‘Jaghante.
Various Daily Pujas performed in the Sacred presence of Sri Krishna
- Nirmalya visarjana Puja 5-30 a.m.
- Ushakala Puja 6-00 a.m.
- Akshaya patra-Gopuja 6-15 a.m.
- Vishwaroopa Darshana 6-20 a.m.
- Panchamrit Abhishek 6-30 a.m.
- Udvartana Puja 7-00 a.m.
- Kalasha Puja 7-30 a.m.
- Teertha Puja 7-40 a.m.
- Alankara Pooja 8-30 a.m.s
- Avasara Sanakadi Puja 10-30 a.m.
- Mahapuja 11-00 a.m.
- chamara Seva 7-00 p.m.
- Ratri Puja 7-30 p.m.
- Rangapooja 7-40 p.m.
- Utsava 8-00 p.m.
- Tottilu Pooja 8-30 p.m.
- Kolalu Seva 8-40 p.m.
- Ekanta Seva 8-50 p.m.
[All above pujas are personally performed by the Pontiffs of the Eight Mathas]
Udupi Krishna Temple Address
Car Street, Thenkpete, Maruthi Veethika, Udupi, Karnataka 576101
Udupi 60 Kms north of Mangalore is the seat of Lord Krishna, considered to be one of the holiest places for pilgrimage in southern India. Here there is a holy temple of Sri Krishna and this is the birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya, founder of Dvaita 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 main Utsavams performed to Sri Krishna
Saptotsava is the seventh day celebration of Makara Sankramana.
This festival commences in chaitra Shudha Pratipada and draws to a conclusion on Vasantha Dwadashi.
This is celebrated on the next day after simha Masa, Krishnashtami. Sri Krishna’s idol will be placed in gold chariot and taken round.
Two chariots will be drawn daily from Kartika Shudha Dwadashi till the Fullmoon day.
Udupi Krishna Temple Seva List
- Paryaya Mangala
- Paryaya Prarambhotsava
- Akhanda Saptotsava
- Laksha Deepotsava
- Sri Krishna Jayantyutsava
- Swarna Rathotsava
- Brahma Rathotsava
- Vajra Kireeta Alankarotsava
- Rajatha Rathotsava
- Golden Mantapa Festival
- Garuda Rathotsava
- Golden Palanquin Festival
- Mahapuja Rathotsava
- Sarva Seva
- Nandadeepa of Ghee
- Nandadeepa of Oil
- Milk and butter offering
- Karpoora Mangalarathi
- Hastodaka to Sri Madhwa
- Pavamana Paarayana
- Vaayustuti Paarayana
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