Karnataka • India
Entrance to the Udupi Krishna temple
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|68. Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ pronounced) is a state in the southern part of India India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Indian Standard Time ( IST) is the time observed throughout India and Sri Lanka, with a Time offset of UTC+530. UTC+530 is the Timezone for Indian Standard Time Sri Lanka Time The geography of India is diverse with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts plains rainforests hills and plateaus The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. 23 km² (26 sq mi)|
• 39 m (128 ft)
• 286 /km² (741 /sq mi)
|Council President||Mr. A district is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory. Udupi District ( Tulu:ಉಡುಪಿ) in the Karnataka state of India was created in August 1997 In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Dinakar Shetty|
• 576101 (City)
|1 "Udupi - The Temple Town"|
Coordinates: Udupi (Kannada & Tulu : ಉಡುಪಿ) is a town and the headquarters of the Udupi District in the Indian state of Karnataka. A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or Post code system used by India Post the Indian Postal For the past decade or so telecommunication activities have gained momentum in India KA-19-P-8488jpg|thumb|270px|Close up of a licence plate used in Mangalore, Karnataka. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Kannada (kn [[wiktಕನ್ನಡ ಕನ್ನಡ]] Kannaḍa) is one of the major Dravidian languages of India, spoken predominantly in the state Udupi District ( Tulu:ಉಡುಪಿ) in the Karnataka state of India was created in August 1997 India is a union of states comprising twenty-eight states and seven union territories. Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ pronounced) is a state in the southern part of India Udupi is famous for the Krishna temple located here. Krishna (कृष्ण in Devanagari kṛṣṇa in IAST, ˈkr̩ʂɳə in classical Sanskrit is a deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism It also lends its name to the Udupi cuisine which is famous across the world. Udupi cuisine ( Kannada:ಉಡುಪಿ ಶೈಲಿಯ ಆಹಾರ) is a world-renowned Cuisine of South India.
It is widely believed that the name of Udupi was derived from its Tulu name Odipu. The Tulu name in turn is associated with a temple at Malpe, devoted to Vadabhandeshwara. Malpe is a natural Port about four kilometers to the west of Udupi, Karnataka, India. Another story is that the name Udupi came from the combination of the Sanskrit words Udu and Pa, which mean "stars" and "lord. " According to legend, the moon's light was once reduced due to a curse by King Daksha, whose 27 daughters (the 27 stars, according to Hindu astrology) were married to the moon. The moon prayed to Lord Shiva to get back its original shine. Lord Shiva was pleased with the moon's prayer and restored its shine. Legend says that the moon and his wives made their prayer at the Chandramouleeshwara temple at Udupi, creating a linga that can be seen even today. According to this story, therefore, Udupi means the land of the "lord of the stars," the moon.
Udupi is known for the Krishna Mutt (Temple of Lord Krishna). Udupi Krishna Temple (Kannadaಉಡುಪಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ದೇವಾಲಯ) is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna Krishna (कृष्ण in Devanagari kṛṣṇa in IAST, ˈkr̩ʂɳə in classical Sanskrit is a deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism The Krishna Mutt was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhvacharya in the 13th century. Vaishnavism is a tradition of Hinduism, distinguished from other schools by its worship of Vishnu or its associated avatars principally as Rama and For Madhavacharya the Advaita saint see Madhava Vidyaranya. Shri Madhvacharya (ಶ್ರೀ ಮಧ್ವಾಚಾರ್ಯರು The daily sevas (offerings to god) and administration of the Krishna Mutt are managed by the Ashta Mathas (eight temples). The Ashta Mathas of Udupi are a group of eight mathas or monasteries established by Sri Madhvacharya the preceptor of the Dvaita school of Each of the Ashta Mathas performs temple management activities for two years in a cyclical order.
During the Paryaya festival, held every two years, the temple management is handed over to the next Matha. "Paryaya" in both Sanskrit and Kannada means "alternative" Each of the Mathas is headed by a Swami, who will be in charge of the temple during his Paryaya. Swami (Sw (स्वामी Svāmi, IPA:) is primarily a Hindu honorific title for either males or females
The Krishna Matha is known throughout the world for its religious customs, traditions, and learning in Dvaita or Tatvavaada philosophy. Dvaita ( Kannada: ದ್ವೈತ Devanagari:द्बैत is a dualist school of Vedanta Hindu philosophy. It is also the centre of Daasa Sahitya, a form of literature that originated in Udupi.
Another important festival is Bhajana Saptaha which is held in Sri Laxmi Venkatesh Temple. Pejavara is a village located in the Mangalore taluk of Dakshina Kannada, formerly known as South Canara or South Kanara district of Karnataka, India. There are two places named as Puttige in Karnataka. One of them is in the Udupi district and the other happens to be in the Dakshina Kannada district Palimaru in Tulu anglicised as Palimar is village in Udupi district. Adamaru or Adamar or Admar is a village in the Udupi district of the state of Karnataka, India. Sodhe or Sodha is a village near Sirsi in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka in India Kaniyooru, also spelled "Kaneyuru" is a village in Puttur taluk in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state India. Krishnapura may refer to Krishnapura Bangladesh Krishnapura India Saptaha means one week. During this time Bhajans are sung continuously day and night. This falls around August every year.
As of the 2001 India census, Udupi had a population of 113,039. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population Males constituted 49% of the population and females 51%. The average literacy rate was 83%, higher than the national average of 59. 5%; male literacy was 86% and female literacy 81%. Eight percent of the population was under 6 years of age.
Mogaveeras,Billavas, Bunts, Konkanis (Goud Saraswat, Rajapur Saraswat, Kudalkar,Daivajna), Shivalli Brahmins, Koragas and Malekudiyas are some of the prominent communities in Udupi. Mogaveeras are the major fishing community in coastal Karnataka, India. Konkani people form an ethnic group mainly found in the Konkan Coast of western India who speak the Konkani language natively Saraswat Brahmins are descended from a Brahmin caste mentioned in ancient Hindu scriptures as inhabiting the Saraswati River valley the geographic Daivajna ( Sanskrit: दैवज्ञ also spelled Daivadnya and pronounced Daivagna in Karnataka Daivadnya in Goa and Maharshtra) Shivalli is a place near Udupi in the state of Karnataka in southern India
Udupi, which previously had a Town Municipal Council now has a City Municipal Council which came into existence in 1995. Areas around Udupi, such as Manipal, Malpe and Santhekatte were merged to form the City Municipal Council.
Udupi was carved out as a separate district from the erstwhile Dakshina kannada district on 25 August 1997. Udupi, Kundapura and Karkala were bifurcated from Dakshina Kannada District and Udupi district was formed. Kundapura ( Kannada -ಕುಂದಾಪುರ is a town in Udupi district in the Indian state of Karnataka.
Udupi Urban Development Authority(UUDA) is responsible for town planning and other related development activities in Udupi and surrounding areas.
Tulu is the most widely spoken languages in Udupi. Other significant languages include Kannada, Konkani, Kundagannada (a dialect of Kannada spoken in Kundapur), and Beary bashe spoken by Bearys. Kannada (kn [[wiktಕನ್ನಡ ಕನ್ನಡ]] Kannaḍa) is one of the major Dravidian languages of India, spoken predominantly in the state Konkani ( Devanāgarī: कोंकणी Roman: Konknni Kannada: ಕೊಂಕಣಿ Malayalam: കൊങ്കണി IAST The Beary (also known as Byari) is a small Muslim community concentrated mostly in coastal South Kanara ( Dakshina Kannada) district of Karnataka
The term Udupi (also Udipi) is also synonymous with delicious vegetarian food now found all over world (see Udupi cuisine). Udupi cuisine ( Kannada:ಉಡುಪಿ ಶೈಲಿಯ ಆಹಾರ) is a world-renowned Cuisine of South India. The origin of this cuisine is linked to Krishna Matha (Mutt). Lord Krishna is offered food of different varieties every day, and there are certain restrictions on ingredients during Chaturmasa (a four-month period during the monsoon season). These restrictions coupled with the requirement of variety led to innovation, especially in dishes incorporating seasonal and locally available materials. This cuisine was developed by Shivalli Madhwa Brahmins who cooked food for Lord Krishna, and at Krishna Matha in Udupi, the food is provided free. Shivalli is a place near Udupi in the state of Karnataka in southern India
National Highway 17 passes through Udupi. Route 17, or Highway 17 can refer to the following roads Canada Alberta Highway 17 British Columbia Highway 17 Other significant roads include the State Highways to Karkala and Dharmastala and to Shimoga and Sringeri. Karkala ( Kannada / Tulu -ಕಾರ್ಕಳ Konkani - कार्कल is a peaceful silent town and also the headquarters of Karkala Taluk in Udupi Dharmasthala (Kannada:ಧರ್ಮಸ್ಥಳ) is a temple town in Karnataka. Sringeri ( Kannada: ಶೃಂಗೇರಿ also written as Shringeri, Śŗngeri and Śŗngagiri is a taluk located in Chikmagalur district in The NH 17 provides a link to Mangalore and Karwar. Mangalore ( Kannada:, Mangalūru; Tulu: Kudla, ಕುಡ್ಲ Konkani: Kodial, ಕೊಡಿಯಾಲ್ WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Karwar ( Kannada: '''ಕಾರವಾರ''' Konkani / Marathi - कर्वार Private as well as government buses connect Udupi to various parts of Karnataka. Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ pronounced) is a state in the southern part of India Udupi has a railway station on the Konkan Railway. The Konkan Railway (Railway SymbolKR is a company of the Indian Railways which operates along the Konkan coast of India. The nearest airport to Udupi is Mangalore (Bajpe) Airport, which is 50 km away. Mangalore International Airport (formerly Bajpe Airport) is a domestic and International airport serving the coastal city of Mangalore, India
City and suburban transport is available for travel within Udupi and suburbs. The buses originate from the suburban bus stand (City Bus Stand). There are different route numbers.
The nearest harbour/port to udupi is Malpe, which is 5 km Away. New Mangalore Port/Harbour is 50 km away from Udupi.
Udupi is becoming a major city of Karnataka. People here have the third highest average per-capita income in Karnataka according to a recent survey by a private firm, after Mangalore and Bangalore, which are in first and second place respectively.
Udupi's economy depends mainly on agriculture and fishing. Small-scale industries like the cashew industry, and other food industries and milk cooperatives are the most prominent. The cashew ( Anacardium occidentale; Syn Anacardium curatellifolium A There is no large-scale industry in Udupi. The Karnataka Government had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Cogentrix Light and Power Industry to set up a thermal power plant in the district at Nandikur. Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ pronounced) is a state in the southern part of India A memorandum of understanding ( MOU or MoU) is a Document describing a Bilateral or multilateral Agreement between parties Nandikur (Nandikoor is a village in Udupi district of Karnataka state in India. However, because of stiff opposition from citizens and environmentalist groups, the project has been temporarily suspended. An attempt by the Nagarjuna Power Corporation to set up a similar plant at nearby Padubidri also met strong opposition. Padubidri or Padubidre is a small town in coastal district Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka state India.
Udupi is also home to a well-known software company Robosoft Technologies, which is into product development for the Mac OS and Windows platforms. Robosoft Technologies is an Indian Information technology company which provides Software product development services The company has brought Udupi a significant place in the global IT scenario. It is moving towards transforming this region into the 'Silicon Valley of India'.
Bhuta Kola, Aati Kalanja, Karangolu, and Nagaradhane are some of the cultural traditions of Udupi. Bhuta Kola ( Kannada:ಭೂತ ಕೋಲ or Holy Spirit Worship is an ancient form of worship prevalent among the Tulu-speaking community in Udupi, Nagaradhane (ನಾಗಾರಾಧನೆ is a form of Snake worship which along with Bhuta Kola, is one of the unique traditions prevalent in coastal districts of The residents celebrate festivals such as Diwali, Dusshera and Christmas. Diwali, or Deepavali, (also called Tihar and Swanti in Nepal (Markiscarali is a major Indian and Nepalese festival and a significant Folk arts like Yakshagana are also popular. Yakshagana ( Kannada:ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ pronounced as yaksha-gaana) is a classical Folk art form of the state of Karnataka in India
Rathabeedhi Geleyaru, a local non-profit organisation, was founded to encourage creative pursuits, especially those that keep alive the traditions of the region. Its primary focus has been drama.