Trip to Tulu Nadu: Part 2

Posted: August 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

From Dharmasthala, we started moving towards Mangalore to my uncle’s house. On the way to Mangalore, you can find a beautiful Ram temple. Incredible is its architecture… You can find almost all Hindu Gods under one roof.

 

We reached Udupi Krishna temple at 6:30 PM. The uniqueness of this temple is that the Lord is worshipped only through a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki. There are many beautiful stories about the Idol and Navagraha Kitiki. I was stunned to see the God with such an impressive face, innocent smile like a kid.

 

Link to Udupi Mutt: http://www.udipikrishnamutt.com/

 Legend has it that once Kanakadasa, a pious worshipper and devotee of Lord Krishna, was not allowed entry into the temple. It didn’t upset him, but instead made him pray with intense devotion. Lord Krishna was so pleased that the statue turned back to where Kanakadasa was praying,and the wall before Kanakadasa broke up to allow the disciple to gaze upon his heavenly from at the back of the mutt (monastery). Till today, devotees still worship Lord Krishna by praying through the same window that Kanakadasa was blessed with a view,that is known as KanakaKhind

 One cannot miss going to Malpe beach in Udupi. We spent an hour there and time flew like blink…As we were getting late, we started from there…rather were forced to move out of the beach… We reached Mangalore and stayed there overnight.

 In next part, I will be stating about the next travel spot, that is, Kukke Subramanya.

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