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Udupi - Sri Krishna Mutt

Udupi Sri Krishna Matha (or Mutt) is a popular Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. The Krishna Matha was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Sri Madhwacharya in the 13th century. He was the founder of the Dvaita School of Vedanta. Udupi is the land of breathtaking beauty, located between the verdant mountains of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.

Udupi Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • Sri Krishna Matha (or Mutt) is a popular Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna
  • Unique temple that god faces west window, opposite to the east main door
  • kanakanakindi – The west side window and associated story of Kanakadasa
  • The Krishna Matha was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Sri Madhwacharya in the 13 A.D.
  • Ashta Mathas (8 Mutts) around Udupi
  • Beautiful temple with sacred tank
  • Anatheshwara Temple and the Chandramouleeshwara temples
  • Malpe and Kapu beaches, Visit: Udupi beaches page

Where is Udupi

Udupi City is in Karnataka state, India - 576101.

How to Reach

Udupi city is well connected by Highways and Railways.

  • Distance From: Mangaluru - 55 km, Murudeshwar - 102 km, Shivamogga - 147 km, Bengaluru - 403 km
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore
  • Nearest Bus Station: Udupi
  • Nearest Railway Station: Udupi

Where to Stay

Udupi town has hotels that beach resorts all budgets. Udupi Mutt also give rooms for piligrims.

What to Eat

  • The food prasadam offered by the Krishna Mutt is famous for its taste. Don't miss it.
  • Udupi is a synonym for breakfast varities like Masala Dosa. So Dosa is a must taste here.
  • The Wheat Halwa, Banana Halwa that is made up of Ghee and the Banana Chips of this place are well-known.
  • Try local recipies Shavige Kurma, Capsicum, Moode Kodekene, Pundigatti, Chattambade, Jagfruit appam, Halpayi, Beaten rice tadka etc.

Festivals / Events

  • The Saptotsava – seven days grand festival during Makara Sankranthi (January)
  • Rathotsava – On the day of Makara Sankranthi
  • Churnotsava – On the last or the seventh day of Saptotsava
  • Sri Krishna Jayanti – The auspicious day occurs in Aug or Sept.
  • Sri Madhava Navami – Celebrated in a grand manner during February.
  • Paryaya festival - held every two years (evey even year), the temple management is handed over to the next Matha.
  • All Hindu festivals celebrated on a grand scale

Worship & Darshan Timings

  • 04.30am to 09.00pm

Pooja Timings

  • 05.30am - Nirmalya Visarjana
  • 06.00am - Ushahkala Pooja
  • 06:15am - Go-Pooja
  • 06.30am - Panchamrita Pooja
  • 07.00am - Udvartana Pooja
  • 07.30am - Kalasha Pooja
  • 07.40am - Theertha Pooja
  • 08.30am - Alankara Pooja
  • 10.30am - Avasara Pooja
  • 11.00am - Maha Pooja
  • Sri Mukhyaprana Pooja
  • Sri Madhwacharya Pooja
  • Simhasana Pooja
  • Pradakshina Namaskara
  • 07.00pm - Chamara seva
  • 07.30pm - Ratri Pooja
  • 07.40pm - Ranga Pooja
  • 08.50pm - Ekantaseva


The Ratha Beedi area around the temple is a popular buy culnary, wood handicraft items, spices and oils used in traditional Udupi cooking. On major festive events, the area around the Krishna temple comes abuzz with many temporary shops.

Visiting Places near Udupi