Udupi is the holiest place for those who follow the Dvaita Philosophy propounded by Sri Madhwacharya, the Kula Guru of the Madhwas.
Udupi is a coastal town on the banks of the Arabian Sea located at the border of Karnataka & Kerala. It is located in the State of Karnataka, 410 kms west of Bangalore and is easily accessible by Rail, Road and Air.
Krishna Mutt which was established by Sri Madhwacharya is managed by the Udupi Mutt which comprises of 8 Mathas which were also founded by the Guru.
Sri Madhwacharya is said to have found the idol of Lord Sri Krishna on the sea shore when he was performing his daily rituals. The idol was taken to the tank in the Udupi town and was later installed by Sri Madhwacharya and offered prayers. The Ashta Mutts of Udupi were established by Sri Madhwacharya namely Pejawar, Kaniyur, Sode, Palimar, Adamar, Krishnapur, Shiroor and Puttige and are located surrounding Udupi town.
Pajaka Kshetra is a quaint town 12 kms East of Udupi where Sri Ananda Theertha was born and went on to be popularly known as Sri Madhwacharya. Sri Guru is considered a reincarnation in this Kali Yuga of none other than Lord Hanuman in the Treta Yuga and Bheema, brother of Arjuna in the Swapara Yuga.
During the later years, an ardent devotee but of a lower caste was not allowed inside the temple to seek the blessings of the Lord. To appease His devotee, the Lord turned around and gave him a view through a small window which is till date known as “Kanakana Kindi” and the devotee is none other than Sri Kanakadasa who composed hundreds of hymns in praise of the Almighty.
There are many other temples around Udupi, notable among them being Mangalore Mangalambikai, Horanadu Sri Annapurni, Kollur Mookambikai, Sringeri Saradambal, Polali Rajarajeswari and many others. Sri Adhi Sankaracharya composed the Sundarya Lahiri in praise of Goddess Parvati at Kollur while the Sringeri Sarada Mutt has one among the four Jyotir Lingas which is offered puja everyday by the current pontiffs.
Idagunji located around 115 kms North of Udupi has the only form of Lord Ganesha in standing form which is very unique compared the usually seen seated form of Lord Ganesha.
How To Reach:
Your Sarathy is planning to organise a Trip in November 2019. Details are as follows;
Arrive at Udupi on Saturday 9 November 2019.
Visit to Pajaka Kshetra, Udupi Mutt – Sri Krishna Temple and evening Rathothsava at Udupi.
Sunday 10 November 2019
Padayatra from Udupi to Neelavara Goshala (The cow shed is run by Sri Vishwaprasanna Theertha Swamiji, Junior Pontiff of Pejawar Mutt with the blessings of Lord Krishna and Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji, Senior Pontiff of Udupi Pejawar Mutt).
6.30 – 7.00 am
Sankalpa in front of Lord Sri Krishna, Udupi Mutt
Commencement of Padayatra
Discourse on Bhagavatha at Sri Madimallikarjuna Temple
Nitya Puja by Sri Sri Vishwaprasanna Theertha Swamiji, Junior Pontiff of Udupi Pejawar Matha at Sri Mahalingeshwara Temple, Heruru followed by Theertha Prasada (Lunch).
Departure to Neelavara Goshale
4.00 – 5.00 pm
Evening Pooja, Pravachana (Discourse) & Prasada at Neelavara Goshale
Departure to Udupi by vehicle to participate in Lakshwadeepa Mahotsava in the evening at Sri Krishna Mutt (Temple).
Day Ends with Theertha Prasada (Dinner).
Departure to your hometown could be based on how many days one would prefer to visit the surrounding areas of Udupi, typically 3-4 days more.
Please call 9176300058 for details of cost & accommodation.
Udupi, Karnataka – 576101, India