The Ashta Mathas in Udupi are the eight Hindu monasteries situated in the Udupi town of Karnataka, instituted by the founder of the Dvaita school of Hindu philosophy, Saint Madhvacharya. An Overview The eight (Ashta) Mathas (monasteries), established by Saint Madhvacharya, were named after the villages they’re located at, namely: Palimaru, Adumaru, Krishnapura, Puttige, Shiroor, […]
Lying amidst the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Udupi district was formed in August 1997. This place is located within the state of Karnataka in India. Parashurama Srishti is another name for this district. Manipal, the educational hub, which has students from India and other nations, is situated in this place. Udupi also happens to be a popular tourist destination with a number of famous temples and beaches. Kanakanakhindhi, which is a Krishna temple, attracts a number of tourists from all over. Both the pilgrims and tourists flood in for the festival called Paryaya which is held once in two years in this temple. Some of the other temples that are popular among tourists are the Chandramoulishwar Temple, the Ananteshwar Temple, and Anegudde Vinayaka Temple.
The gate to Udupi. Image courtesy Vinayaraj
Udupi is home to a number of beautiful and serene beaches which is quite popular among tourists. The Malpe beach is the most famous of all beaches in this place and happens to be a favorite spot for photographers. With the lovely St. Mary’s island as the background, this beach offers you a breath-taking sunset. Besides St. Mary’s, Udyavar Pithrodi is another island worth visiting in Udupi. Though quite unknown, beaches like Mattu, Kadike, Polipu, and Kapu located in this area are some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The best time to visit this destination is between the months of October and March.Click here to know everything about Udupi.
A tiny village lying in the district of Udupi in the state of Karnataka in India, Yellur is a place of historical importance as it houses the famous Shiva temple which is believed to be more than a 1000 years old. So, if you are a person in love with history, who craves to visit […]
The Udupi Shri Krishna Matha is an important religious center for the Hindus, and is placed among the principal pilgrimage sites in India. It is a conspicuous center of the Dvaita Vedanta Hindu philosophy that believes Lord Vishnu (the Supreme Soul) and the individual souls have independent existential realities. Quick Facts Udupi Shri Krishna […]
A temple dedicated to Vishweshwara or Lord Shiva, the Yellur Shri Vishweshwara Temple (Mahathobhara Shri Vishweshwara Temple or Yelluru Vishweshwara Temple). It is situated in the small village of Yellur in the Udupi district of Karnataka. The temple is over 1000 years old and has been mentioned in 12 rock diktats. Yelluru Shri Vishweshwara Temple: […]
Udupi Paryaya – so, you have heard that this year is going to be very special for Udupi due to the Paryaya. And, now you are eager to know what Paryaya is? What is Udupi Paryaya It is the bi-annual celebration of the Ashta matthas (eight monasteries) of Udupi that signifies the transfer of responsibility from […]
Kudumari Falls is in Chaktikal village in Kundapura Taluk of Udupi district in Karnataka. The waterfall is also called Belligunndi and Chaktikal waterfall. The fall is one of the major attraction in Kundapura. The town of Kundapura is surrounded by mountain ranges giving it a picturesque grandeur. Kundapura is an ideal spot for adventure lovers […]
Welcome to a huge cultural inheritance sitting on the shoulders of a land of great beauty—Udupi. We are not talking about the south-Indian food chain across India but to the land of great stories, temples, and beaches. Udupi is a beautiful integration of nature and man. Located in the state of Karnataka and between the […]
Malpe Beach in Karnataka is one of the unexplored beaches in India. Located at a distance of 66 kms from Mangalore and about 6 kms from Udupi, the Malpe Beach is an undefiled virgin beach. The beach has a never-ending coastline, which is surrounded by three rocky islands on the western side. Earlier, Malpe was […]
Anegudde is a small hamlet located in Udupi district, Karnataka. Anegudde means “elephant hill “in the Kannada language. The place is famous for the temple of deity Lord Vinayaka on the hill top. The village also has another name called Kumbhasi. Etymology of the name “Kumbhasi”, another name for the place came from a […]
Udupi is an ancient temple city in Karnataka that is notable for its age-old Krishna Mutt (temple of Lord Krishna). The city lies in the Udupi district of Karnataka and is located at a distance of about 422 km from Bangalore. Famous as a centre of pilgrimage, Udupi is also recognised for its delicious Kannada […]