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Sri Krishna Math

Sri Krishna Math is situated at Udupi in Karnataka. It was founded by Sri Madhvacharya, a 13th century vedantic scholar. The math is dedicated to the worship of Lord Krishna.

Among the several disciples of Sri Madhvacharya, eight monks were jointly made responsible for conducting the daily worship. Later, these eight direct disciples of Madhvacharya established separate lines of their own by ordination. These eight lines of ascetics came to be known as the Eight Maths or Ashta Math of Udupi. Today, the ascetics of Eight Maths conduct worship, by turns, for two years each.

The wall of the temple is made up of granite stones. It is decorated with sculptures and silver carvings. The deity of Udupi has about 50 different dresses showing the different life time of Lord Krishna. Garuda and Hanuman are also worshipped in the temple.

The Sri Krishna Math is sometimes referred as Udupi Sri Krishna Temple. But the ascetics of the Eight Math desist this.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Udupi


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