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Udipi or Udupi is one of the Mokshapuris highly revered in Karnataka and Kerala.Udupi is the birth place of Sri Madhvacharya, who set up the Astha Mathas, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the state.Udupi is located 381 km from Bangalore and 50 km from Mangalore. This temple town in Udupi District is situated on the southwest coast of India.

The name Udupi is derived from the Tulu language, is associated with a temple at Malpe, devoted to Vadabhandeshwara. According to legend, due to a curse by King Daksha, his 27 daughters (the 27 stars, according to Hindu astrology) were married to the moon and the moon lost its shine. The moon prayed to Lord Shiva to get back its original shine. Lord Shiva was pleased with the moon's prayer and restored its shine.

Legend says that the moon and his wives made their prayer at the Chandramouleeshwara temple at Udupi, creating a linga that can be seen even today. According to this story, therefore, Udupi means the land of the "lord of the stars," the moon.

Udupi is known for the Krishna Mutt (Temple of Lord Krishna). The Krishna Mutt was founded by the Shri Madhvacharya , a Vaishnavite saint in the 13th century. The Ashta Mathas (set of 8 religious organizations manage the temple administration, and the daily sevas. According to legned, the statue of Sri Krishna in the famous temple here is believed to have turned around to give darshana to the kuruba devotee, Kanakadasa , who was not allowed to enter the temple because Kanakadasa belonged to a different caste. Each of the Ashta Mathas performs temple management activities for two years on rotation.

 

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Udipi or Udupi is one of the Mokshapuris highly revered in Karnataka and Kerala.Udupi is the birth place of Sri Madhvacharya, who set up the Astha Mathas, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the state.Udupi is located 381 km from Bangalore and 50 km from Mangalore. This temple town in Udupi District is situated on the southwest coast of India.

 

Hotels near Udupi

Vindya Home Stay

Vindya Home Stay is located near beach front at Malpe Beach Udupi at 70 km North of Mangalore (Karnataka, India). Malpe Beach is characterised by Silver white Sand beach which is still quite secluded and not visited by a lot of tourists.


Best Price: Rs.2500 per day

RSB Residency

RSB Residency ( RSB Bhawan )  is located at a distance
Best Price: Rs. per day

The Paradise Isle Beach Resort

The Paradise Isle Beach Resort is a Luxury resort located a beach front at Malpe Beach Udupi at 70 km North of Mangalore (Karnataka, India).
Malpe Beach is characterised by Silver white Sand beach which is still quite secluded and not visited by a lot of tourists.


Best Price: Rs.0 per day


  
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