Thursday, January 29, 2015

Udupi : Srikrishna temple : Karnataka

Udupi was famous for Srikrishna temple or Srikrishna Matt...We reached Udupi from Gokarna around 9.30 pm...It is 178 km from Gokarna and it took approximately 3 and half hours to reach there via cab...Without any difficulty we easily found the accommodation in the temple guest house even it was night time..Our stay,Srinivasa residency was very comfortable hotel with tidy rooms and good service..After the tiresome journey we took rest for the day and the next morning we went for darshan..Regarding darshan,It was a blissful experience and just beyond words..

The unique feature of Sri Krishna Mutt is that the God 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. There was a story regarding this tradition..(from Wiki)Once Kanakadasa, a pious worshiper and devotee of Lord Krishna, was staying in a makeshift hermitage in front of Krishna mutt. There was an earthquake in the night and the outer temple wall cracked such a way that there was a wide enough opening for Kanakadasa to have darshana of the idol. Till today, devotees still worship Lord Krishna by praying through the same window where kanakadasa was seeing the offerings/Pooja from outside.It is known as Kanakanakhindi, and is decorated by an arch named after him. A statue has also been erected. A similar window covers the immediate front of the Idol and is called Navagraha kindi.

The entrance of the Udupi Srikrishna temple....


The temple tank...

The Chariots in front of the temple





Goshala


19 comments:

Unknown said...

baavundi ..pics chaalaa baavunnaayi :)..Udipi Krishnudu maa intiki iimadhye vacchaadu attayya vaallu vellinappudu :)
Radhika (nani)

Indrani said...

Nice captures. The temple looks so well maintained.

D.Nambiar said...

Nice temple architecture.
Thank you for the pictures. We were in Udupi last month and hubby wanted to go to the temple but it didn't work out. I'll show him the pictures. ;)

Indian Biodiversity Talks said...

Its a very famous temple in South. Good pics. Thanks for sharing.

magiceye said...

Nice captures. Thank you for the virtual tour!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Brilliant images of the magnificent temple and the lovely tank ! I have a plan to visit Udupi,Gokarna, Dharmasthala & Shringeri soon !

Ravish Mani said...

Great clicks :)

Green Star said...

ఫొటోస్ చాలా కలర్ఫుల్ గా ఉన్నాయండి, వెంటనే వెళ్లి చుడాలనిపిస్తున్నాయి. Thanks for sharing.

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful photos, Thanks for sharing:)

Kiran Acharya said...

Beautiful pics. Thanks for the virtual tour.

Anita said...

Beautiful & colourful pics, Nagini!
Thanks for sharing info :)

Param said...

These temples were so architecturally beautiful, I have always wondered why we don't use such aesthetics join our modern buildings.

Abhi said...

Nice pictures !

Uppal said...

such bright and well focused pictures!

Abhijit Bangal said...

Great snaps, I must say. The temples really look very beatiful and attractive.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Yes, Udupi is pride of Coastal Karnataka. Hope you tasted the yummy food there.

footlooseforever.com said...

This temple has a different look and charm compared to other Hindu temples. Beautiful shots! Loved the post!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Beautiful architecture.... thanks for sharing such nice pictures... :-)

Poojary Yogesh said...

Nice.. Post..


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