temple is situated in the Car Street, the spiritual treasure house of Udipi, as
it were. This beautifully designed and well-built Car
Street, studded with Mutts and temples is rectangular in form, and broad in
extent. And it is the haven of eight eminent pontiffs and learned scholars. As
we enter the Car street, the imposing tower of Krishna Mutt greets our sight.
Underneath the tower lies the reputed Kanakadasa Kindi Kanakadasa window -- an
integral part of Kankadasa Mantap, enshrining the image of the Saint - Poet
Kanakadesa, who stayed here during his visit to the temple. And this one is held
in high esteem and equated with other places of worship. Of the illustrious
dasas, like Purandaradasa, Vijayadasa, etc. Kanakadasa is deemed superior. When
he visited this place, Saint Vadiraja, recognising the highly evolved soul
enshrining in him, arranged for his stay a cottage lying just opposite the
present Krishna Mandir. He spent the whole time singing in praise of Krishna's
glory to the accompaniment of Tambura. Despite a wall separating him and the
Lord's image, he enjoyed the sight of Balakrishna's divyamangala rupa seeing him
with his inner eye. Can there be any barrier for the antarchakshuvu - inner eye?
After a few days, there heard an ear splitting sound of earth quake one night.
And it stopped soon after making a crack in the wall adequate enough to peep in
at the image of Balakrishna in the temple.