Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi

Sri Krishna Temple

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About Sri Krishna Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 5.00 AM - 9.30 PM , Saturday: 5.00 AM - 9.30 PM , Sunday: 5.00 AM - 9.30 PM , Public Holidays: 5.00 AM - 9.30 PM

Shri Krishna Temple of Udupi is among the highly revered Hindu shrines dedicated to God Krishna. The temple resembles an ashram and is also referred as Shri Krishna Math. It is one of the most ancient shrines made of wood and stone dating back to 1,500 years.

The main highlight of the temple is Navagraha Kitiki, a window with nine holes, from where the Lord is worshipped. This window is beautifully decorated with silver and is intricately carved. Devotees from all over the country pay homage at the site during the festivals such as Ugadi, Matsya Jayanti, Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti.

What travellers are saying about Sri Krishna Temple

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Bhavan Kochana

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 18 Reviews
  •  71 helpful votes
  •  16845 readers
  • Posted Dec 8, 2017
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  • Abhishek1110
  • 1 Review
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  4 readers
  • Posted Dec 21, 2016
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  • Scout
  • Kumar
  • Lives in Akola
  • 5 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  160 readers

"Divine place. Hare Krishna!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 3, 2018
Its a very divine place. Located exactly center of the city. Its walkable from bus station. Its around 1-1. 5kms from there. Temple is very beaitiful. And every evening they take out rath pooja. Its worth visiting.
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Suman basu

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  • 4 Reviews
  •  224 readers

"Very calm quiet serene atmosphere"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 22, 2017
I have visited Sri Krishna Temple many times in past. The ambience of the temple is very good .. It is a very old temple and deity is placed in reverse statue. The temple is well maintained and very disciplined crowd. One can have good darshan standing in queue. Normally during Arati timing in evening it is crowded but the Arati is worth attending .. Typical chanting of Lord Krishna and also the sound of different bells/chymes. Amazing .. The temple has a large cowshed, elephant shed, horse stable and more important many other temples of different God .. There is provision of Bhog for all and free lunch and dinner /prasad available .. One can offer different type of Puja and the priest also quite friendly
Over all good visit
Caution: sometimes they ask to remove shirt /banian for Male members .. This time for some unknown reason I was spared
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Abinash Das

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"Serene, historical and Divine site"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 9, 2017
Serene, historical and Divine site to delve deep into the Inner self and connect with the Almighty. One of the ancient Krishna temples is just the right place to go in the morning to enjoy divinity and Inculcate the lord blessings.
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Karthik Kalluraya

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  • Karthik Kalluraya
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  421 readers

"Highly religious temple."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 11, 2017
One of the best and oldest temples in Mangalore. Very good place with huge number of devotees. Avoid going to this temple in the morning until 11
Because they will stop the darshan frequently for mahapooja, naivedya, etc. Temple will be very much free in the evening and one can finish the darshan in 20mins .. Don't miss the delicious lunch in this temple.
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Pradeep Ramachandran

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  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  •  82 helpful votes
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"Place for krisha devoties .."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2017
It's located in the Udupi and it is small town near Mangalore. It is a temple city like Guruvayur. Its very old temple and as per mith 13th century. So many hotel and lodges available with different budget. We can see goshala inside the temple.
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  • B.a.ramam
  • 3 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  2866 readers

"An ancient temple"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2016
An ancient and interesting temple. The Pejavar Swamy also stays in the mutt near the temple. The Swamy performs certain rituals everyday in the temple. After the day meal the Swamy gives darshan to devotees in a very informal way. He is very unassuming and kind. Timings for devotees are 6:30 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 8:30 pm. There are specific timings for Sevas. One should verify with the temple office.

This temple was founded by Madhvacharya, the proponent of Dwaita philosophy. Even though the sect worships Sri Krishna, mainly its followers are tolerant to Siva worship.

Right in front of the temple there are two ancient Siva temples. One is Anantheshwara and the other Chandramouleeswara. According to our guide the Anantheshwara temple was founded by Parasurama. One is supposed to pray at these temples before going to Sri Krishna temple.

In Krishna temple darshan is through a window with nine smaller frames within it. No body is allowed darshan except through this window. Unlike in temples in Andhra there are no VIP darshans. Everyone has to follow the rule. Also men should not wear shirt or banian while going for darshan. So it may be better if one wears dhoti and angavastram within the temple.

Like in every other temple in the region there is Annadana (free serving of food) in this temple. Within the temple premises there are other deities. Also there is a shop within the temple complex which sells various curios and items of religious interest. Of course there several other shops around the temple.

Around the temple there several accommodations for people to stay. One of them is run by a mutt. Also there are other places run by trusts. If one is on a pilgrimage one should prefer to stay in one of these accommodations. They are clean and next door to the temple.
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Sumana Sarkar

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  •  1 helpful vote
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"A nice temple in the heart of the town"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 16, 2016
The temple is nice. But the maintenance could have been improved. When the queue is longer and if it rains it gets worse. But overall it's nice. There is no entry fee, everyone has to come through the same queue that's what we like most about it.
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  • Abhishek
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1488 readers

"Spiritual place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2016
A better spiritual place where a miracle happened for a man called Kanaka Dasa. And other thing to say is in the temple they are having Cows, well cared. Spiritual shopping is good and prasadam facility for all peoples is good. In spite of casteism peoples are welcome for the temple.
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Vinod Ramnath

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  • Vinod Ramnath
  • Lives in Pune
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"A divine feeling"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 22, 2015
Very divine feeling, one must visit this temple. Other mutts are nearby who take turns in performing puja each year. Accommodation is possible nearby, this temple entrance is from the back, we are told (normally all temples are from the front).
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Gopinath R

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  • Gopinath R
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 7 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  23592 readers

"Historical and religious Centre at Udupi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2015
Sri Krishna Temple is one of the most religious and also historical place to visit. Very attractive idol of Sri Krishna is worth seeing. The food served in the afternoon to all visitors is really a great prasada to cherish.
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