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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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BALAKRISHNA OF UDIPI

THE GLORY OF UDIPI

Its Original sanskrit name was Udupa - 'Udu' standing for star, and 'Pa' for lord, wich means then Lord of stars - i.e. Moon. Udupa accordingly represents Lord Siva bearing the moon on his head. This etymological meaning justifies its name; for , there is an ancient temple for Lord Chandramauliswara here. So people called it in all probability Udupa. As sanskrit has a unique magical flexibility of yeilding several meanings; it can be taken to mean a boat or raft, and this too finds justification; for, it stands for a place to which Lord Krishna came from Dwaraka by boat under extra ordinary circumstances. yet there is another version in Kannada with attributes it to the boat, which cracked before reaching the diestination. Tulu origin corroborates the incident of cracking of boat that necessitated the landing of Krishna here. Thus, the word Udipi, a variant of original Udupa, admitting several interpretations ends that it was the seat of Lord Chandramauliswara.

This is in consonance with the name of the village called Shivalli- standing both for silver seat and village of Shiva. And it is from that little village, the present cosmapolitan city emerged. Its background is quite fascinating. 

 

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Antiquity
You are Here! The Glory Of Udipi Pg1
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