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Udupi an important coastal town in Karnataka India is located 381 kms from the capital Bangalore. The urban focus of Udupi is an open square surrounded by temples and mutts. Udupi is the birth place of the 12th century saint Madhava, who set up eight sanyasi mutts in the town and is one of Karnataka's most important south Indian pilgrimage sites. Udupi is also known for its delicious cuisine. Located about 60 kms from Mangalore, it is a fairly large and upcoming town. Udupi is also known as Shivali - or Shiva belli. According to a legend it is said that, Parasurama for reclaiming land from the sea, crowned his devotee Ramabhoja as a ruler. Ramabhoja created a silver peetham with a snake carved on it, installed Parasurama in the linga swaroopam and worshipped him as Ananteswara. The main attraction of this temple is the 'Kanakana kindi'- a small window through which Krishna is believed to have given darshan to his devotee, Kanakadasa, a saint-ministrel. The colorful Paryaya festival at Udupi beckons thousands of devotees from all over the country. The Balakrishna temple at Udupi enshrines an image of Krishna believed to have been made by the divine architect Viswakarma. The main festival of Udupi is Makara Sankranti, which comes in the month of Makara.On this occasion a grand chariot festival is celebrated where people carry images of Krishna, Chandamouleeswara and Ananteshwara in procession. This seven-day festival involves a float festival, and another chariot festival the Brahma Rathotsavam is celebrated on the 7th day, when the Aaraattu is carried out in the Madhva Sarovar tank. Krishna Janmashtami is also celebrated with great splendor here.


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