Puttur Bhagavathi Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple

History of this temple dates back to more than a thousand years, when a king named Rama Bhoja was proclaimed the king of Parashurama Kshethra. He, being a great devotee of Lord Parashurama intending to perform a Maha Yajna, had the site for the sacrificial fire ploughed. A serpent got into the plough and was…

Chitpady Beedu Sri Srinivasa Temple

This incident dates back to a thousand years, Chitpady beedu( a place located one kilometre from Sri Krishna Temple) was ruled by a cheiftain known as ‘Ballala’. This Ballala family followed a custom of travelling to Tirupathi by foot every year to seek the blessings of Lord ShriNivasa. There was one year when due to…

Kote Anjaneya Sri Bhojana Shala Mukhyaprana Temple

“Kote Anjaneya” – one among the many beliefs where a town was designed in a way that the entrance had a Deity of Lord Anjaneya to protect the town from negative influences. With a Similar intent, centuries ago, an idol of Kote Anjaneya was installed at the entrance of the Town Udupi. This place came…

Alevoor Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple

The frontal view of the Temple The Kodi-Mara of the Temple One of the peculiarities of worship in South Kanara is the adoration of Durga in the Linga form. Almost all ancient Shakthi centres have Shakthi-Lingas as the moola-sthana deity. The identification of the form of Durga in such instances is generally made on the…

Sarva-abhishta Pradaayaka Sri Shiroor Mukhyaprana Temple

This incident dates back to around 250 years, when a baby sleeping in a cradle was seen playing with a cobra.Seeing this, the family and the neighbourhood were sure that this baby was quiet extraordinary. This extraordinary kid was later initiated into sanyasa and was named H.H.Sri Lakshmiramana Theertha , the 23rd pontiff of Sri…

Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Temple

  Anegudde is a village in the Kundapura taluk of Udupi district, India. The village is also known as Kumbashi . It lies en route from Udupi towards Kundapura on the NH 66. While the name Kumbhasi is said to be derived from Kumbhasura, who was slain here. The story behind the name goes like this…. Long ago when this area was hit by drought,…

Kodavoor Sri Shankara Narayana Temple 

    The early Centuries of the Salivahana Saka Era marked the renaissance of Hinduism all over India, both South and North a few Centuries, after Buddhism and Jainism had swept over the Continent. With the resurgence of Hinduism, worship of Vishnu, Shankar, Durga, Ganapthi began to gain importance, each deity above governing some aspect of…

Abhjaaranya

According to tradition (sthala puraana),the name Udupi is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘udu’ which means ‘star’.The suffix ‘pa’ meaning ‘king’ gives us the word ‘Udupa’ meaning ‘moon’.The allusion is as follows :In order to absolve of the effect of a terrible curse that befell the moon, austere penance was conducted by the moon and…

The 4 Naagalaya’s..

The king Ramabhoja who built the Anantheshwara temple also built four Durgalayas (Durga Temples) and Nagalayas (Subramanya Temples) one in each direction. In Thangodu, Mangodu, Muchilkodu and Arithodu he built four Nagalayas, And at Kadiyali, Bailoor, Puttur and Kannarpady he built four Durgalayas. These temples date back thousands of years and reveal the rich heritage…

Introduction to Udupi

LAND OF PARASHURAMA Lord Vishnu, in his sixth incarnation as Sri Parashurama, traversed the Earth 21 times punishing the Kings who had deviated from the Path of Dharma. Having donated all the land that he won during his conquests and reluctant to stay in the land he had already donated, he reclaimed a strip of…