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Udupi Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi, Karnataka

Located nearby the coastal region of Western Ghats, Udupi is a popular Hindu temple sacred to Lord Krishna in South India. The temple was originally founded by Shri Madhwacharya, a Vaishnavite saint, in the 13th century, who was also the founder of Dvaita school of Vedanta. Locals even say that the Madhwacharya found the murti of Sri Krishna in a ship, which he saved miraculously from the clutches of fatal storm breeding on the sea at Malpe. Somewhere like other mutts, this one too has a west facing idol in the Pashchimabhimukha, which can be only seen by peeping into a window called Kanakanakhindi. There is another window that covers the front and is called Navagraha kind. Around the temple, there are several ancient shrines; oldest amongst them is the temple made of wood and stone and is believed to be 1500 years old. Temple Timings: 05:30 AM to 11:00 PM & 07:00 PM to 08:50 PM Temple Location: Car Street, Udupi, Karnataka 576101

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