dupi 60 Kms north of Mangalore is the seat of Lord Krishna, considered to be one of the holiest places for pilgrimage in southern India. Here there is a holy temple of Sri Krishna and this is the birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya, founder of Dwaita Philosophy and one of the three great Acharyas, he is reputed to have discovered the idol of Shri Krishna from a ship, which he saved miraculously from the clutches of fatal storm breeding on the sea at Malpe. One day when he was performing his morning prayers on the Malpe shore, he found that a ship sailing in the sea, was in danger owing to rough weather, Sri Madhwacharya with his divine power was able to control the rough weather.

Puja Offering in Krishna Temple

The day's activity commences exactly at 4 a.m. with the blowing of the conch and the beating of the 'Nagari' in the gopuram outside the Mutt premises. With this the Swamiars and other employees of the Mutt wake up, attend to their ablutions and take their bath. With the ringing of the bells outside, they open the door of the garbhagriha. Then they open the door of the inner room to the beating of 'Jaghante.

Various Daily Pujas performed in the
Sacred presence of Sri Krishna

·         1. Nirmalya visarjana Puja 5-30 a.m.

·         2. Ushakala Puja 6-00 a.m.

·         3. Akshya patra-Gopuja 6-15 a.m.

·         4. Vishwaroopa Darshana 6-20 a.m.

·         5. Panchamritabhisheka 6-30 a.m.

·         6. Udvartana Puja 7-00 a.m.

·         7. Kalasha Puja 7-30 a.m.

·         8. Teertha Puja 7-40 a.m.

·         9. Alankara Puja 8-30 a.m.s

·         10. Avasara Sanakadi Puja 10-30 a.m.

·         11. Mahapuja 11-00 a.m.

·         12. chamara Seva 7-00 p.m.

·         13. Ratripuja 7-30 p.m.

·         14. Rangapuja 7-40 p.m.

·         15. Utsava 8-00 p.m.

·         16. Thottilu Puja 8-30 p.m.

·         17. Kolalu Seva 8-40 p.m.

·         18. Ekanta Seva 8-50 p.m.

·         [All above pujas are personally performed by the Pontiffs of the Eight

·         Mathas]


The main Utsavas performed to Sri Krishna

·         1. Saptotsava:

·         This commence 5 days prior to 2. Vasantotsava:

·         This festival commences in chaitra Shudha Pratipade and draws to a conclusion on Vasantha Dwadashi.

·         3. Krishna Leelotsava:

·         This is celebrated on the next day after simha Masa, Krishnashtami. Sri Krishna's idol will be placed in gold chariot and taken round.

·         4. Laksha deepotsava:

·         Two chariots will be drawn daily from Kartika Shudha Dwadashi till the Fullmoon day.

 

Main Sevas offered in the holy presence of Lord Sri Krishna

·         1. Paryaya Mangala

·         2. Paryaya Prarambhotsava

·         3. Akhanda Saptotsava

·         4. Santarathotsava

·         5. Laksha Deepotsava

·         6. Sri Krishna Jayantyutsava

·         7. Swarna Rathotsava

·         8. Brahma Rathotsava

·         9. Vajra Kireeta Alankarotsava

·         10. Vasanthotsava

·         11. Rajatha Rathotsava

·         12. Golden Mantapa Festival

·         13. Garuda Rathotsava

·         14. Golden Palanquin Festival

·         15. Mahapuja Rathotsava

·         16. Sarva Seva

·         17. Annadaana

·         18. Ksheeraabhisheka

·         19. Nandadeepa of Ghee

·         20. Nandadeepa of Oil

·         21. Godaana

·         22. Sahasranaamarchana

·         23. Ashottaarchana

·         24. Milk and butter offering

·         25. Karpoora Mangalarathi

·         26. Hastodaka to Sri Madhwa

·         27. Pavamana Paarayana

28. Vaayustuti Paarayana

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