Monday, June 1, 2015

Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi

Sri Krishna Math at Udupi is one of the prominent place and is surrounded by many other temples. It was founded in the 13th century by the Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhwacharya one of the greatest saints, philosophers, and religious reformers of India. 



It is here that he installed the idol of Lord Krishna that he found in the sea that was covered in sandalwood. Present temple has seen many renovations and  has become very colorful.



Adjacent to the temple is sacred tank, where it is believed that the idol was immersed to rid it of all the excess sandalwood.



An interesting legend associated with the temple is that Kanakadasa an ardent devotee of the Lord in the 16th century was denied entry into the temple. He got a glimpse of the Lord through the back window of the temple and sang his praises. Impressed with his devotee, He turned. As a result even today the idol is facing the window with its back to the main entrance. And this window is now called Kanakanakindi.



In front of the temple there are beautiful wooden chariot.


26 comments:

Pietro and Cynthia said...

What a wonderful Temple!
Very nice pictures and text.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post. Love this temple.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful temple, Thanks for sharing beautiful photos.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful pictures...

Lowell said...

Very impressive. Love the colors!

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent temple and SO colorful!! The lovely blue skies are the perfect backdrop!! Great captures as always, Rajesh!! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!!

carol l mckenna said...

Absolutely beautiful temples and great photos!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said...

I love those pictures, Excellent artworks of great beauty !!

Photo Cache said...

This one's very colorful. I like it a lot.

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LifeRamblings said...

such a majestic temple. thanks for sharing your world.

ladyfi said...

How lovely and colourful too.

joshidaniel.com said...

cool to see the last picture :)

Jeevan said...

Beautiful temple and so nice capture by you! Interesting legend associated with the presence of idol. The chariot too was differently built.

Hildred said...

So beautiful and imaginative.

Jane Hards Photography said...

You do live in an interesting part of the world. Always so much to post and share.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The temple is beautiful, but my word, that wooden chariot is amazing!

Roger Owen Green said...

very colorful

ROG, ABCW

lotusleaf said...

Great shots!

Trubes said...

Wonderful shots and such an interesting history attached to the temple.
I love to learn of other peoples' culture and creed!
Thank you for sharing this with us,

best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Aunt Mary said...

Great temple, your photos are wonderful :)

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful captures :)

i b arora said...

beautiful

Sneh Asnani said...

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Yogi Saraswat said...

Beautiful images of an auspicious place.

Best Ayurveda Kerala Tour said...

wow !! nice click

Priyanka Kamath said...

The temple precincts are so peaceful!