This famous temple has a charming idol of Lord Krishna that is richly decorated with jewels. The unique characteristic of Shree Krishna Mutt temple is that the Lord is worshipped only through a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki. The window is exquisitely engraved and silver – plated. It has been a custom in this temple to worship the Lord only through this window.
It is the core for education, social and spiritual activities in the district of South Canara. The reason for its renown is the statue of Sri Krishna installed by the great saint Sri Madhvacharya and the atonement and influence of Sri Vaadiraja yathivarenya. One more attraction of this temple is the ‘Kanakana Kindi’ -a small window through which Krishna is believed to have given darshan to his fervent devotee, Kanakadasa.
There are mainly three temples in Udupi. Chandreshwara, Anantheshwara and Sri Krishna temple. Chandreshwara and Anatheshwara are the very old temples of Udupi.
The daily sevas and administration of the Krishna Mutt are administered by the Ashta Mathas. Each of the Ashta Mathas performs temple management activities for two years in a cyclical order. They are collectively known as the Krishna Matha. These eight Mathas are Pejavara, Puttige, Palimaru, Adamaru, Sodhe, Kaniyooru, Shirur and Krishnapura.