Udupi is a city and the headquarters of the Udupi District in the Indian state of Karnataka. Udupi is famous for the Krishna temple located here. It also lends its name to the Udupi cuisine which is famous across the world.
Temples of Udupi District in the Karnataka state are popular for the temple festivals and rituals. The Udupi district was created in August 1997. The three northern taluks, Udupi, Kundapur and Karkala, were separated from Dakshina Kannada District to form Udupi district. Udupi is a famous pilgrimage, particularly for Asta Math, i.e. eight Matts and Sri Krishna Temple. Udupi is also one of oldest religious educational centers.
Belkal Theertha Falls is located in verdant forest surrounding of Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also known by name Govinda Theertha. As its name implies “Theertha” means “Holy Water”. Located deep in Western Ghat, Belkal Theertha’s water falls from a mountain named Korshi Betta. This mountain is an extension of Kodachadri. TheBelkal Theertha is surrounded by a lush green environment that awes anyone with its luxuriant natural beauty. Location Belkal Theertha is located at a distance of 50 km from Kundapura near mudoor in North-East side of Udupi district of Karnataka state. How to reach By Road: Take NH-17 to go ... Read More
Kudlu Theertha Falls is a picturesque waterfall located at a distance of 42 Km from Udupi near Hebri. Kudlu Theertha Falls is located amid jungles of Western Ghats in Udupi district and recognized as the first waterfall of river Sita. The water falls from a height of 126 feet directly to the pond. It is believed that this pond is holy because many sages performed penance here many years ago. There is another waterfall above Kudlu Theertha called Manga Theertha (Monkey Theertha) because only Monkeys can reach this waterfall as the path is very steep inside the forest. How to ... Read More
Kunjaru is a hamlet in Kurkaal grama, situated 6-7 miles (approximately 11kms) to the south-east of Shri Krishna’s Udupi. This small village is reputed for its sanctity owing to the celebrated Durga Temple on a high hillock popularly known by the names: Kunjarugiri, Durgabetta and Vimanagiri. This potent Durga Saannidhya, which was installed by none other than Lord Parashurama. The high hills, abodes of Shree Durga and Lord Parashurama, look like “Kunjara” (Elephant) for which the place is known as “Kunjaragiri” or “Kunjarugiri”. It is also reputed as “Vimanagiri” because the Gods and Godesses came by “Vimana” to offer floral ... Read More
Pajaka Kshetra, has the birth place of Sri Madhwacharya, situated seven miles south-east of Udupi Kunjaru hill, near Pajaka a famous Durga Temple on its top. This hill is also known as `Durga betta’. On its four sides are four holy teerthas or tanks created by Lord Parashurama. On the eastern side is Parasu Teertha, on the southern side is Dhanus Teertha, on the west is Gada Teertha and on the north is Bana Teertha. Taking bath in these teerthas is considered to wash out all the sins. This place bears many marks associated with the child-hood incidents of Sri ... Read More
Shimanthoor is a small village near Mulki, close to the Mangalore – Udupi Highway. The village is close to the Mulki railway station. The name Shimanthoor is an offshoot of “Shrimantara Ooru” which means “land of the rich people!”. Shimanthoor was indeed the land of the rich people. Shimanthoor has a Janardana temple. It is known as the Sri Adi Janardana Devasthana. It has a very interesting story behind why the temple is called as “Adi” Janardana temple. History : The Shimanthoor Janardana temple was established by Bhagawan Parashurama. It is one of the several temples in the Tulu Nadu ... Read More