It is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna and Dvaita Matha located in the city of Udupi in Karnataka, India.
The Udupi Shri Krishna Matha is an important religious Centre for the Hindus and is placed among the principal pilgrimage sites in India.
Let me share my experience with you about this temple visit .
The inner sanctum of the temple is a wooden structure. There is a 4 feet wide window installed in the structure that look into the inner sanctum. You cannot look directly into the inner sanctum towards deity .There is a series of wire mesh windows through which you look inside .
Now you might be getting the question that what is the reason for this arrangement ?
So let me answer your question .
These dates back centuries .There was a devotee of lord shri krisha by the name saint kanakdas .Sant kanakadas called out to the lord through his devotional songs .Moved by his devotee's dedication ,shri krishna took a complete turn facing and gave blessing to the devotee (Called as Kanakana Kindi ).That is the reason why every one can see through that "Kindi".
So let me give you some synopsis about history of this temple .
The history of this temple goes back around 800 years from this point of time .Madhavacharya ,one of the three Matha Heads or Acharyas ,installed the statue of Lord Shri Krishna here He found the idol inside a drowing ship that had set sail for this place Dwaraka. and He saved the drowing ship and all the sailors too subsequently .Chunk of mud was kept as weight balance He saved this drowing ship.The merchant ,who was the owner of the ship ,offered his wealth to Madhavacharya ,but he gave up everything else ,but took just a chunk of mud from the ship.It was in that chunk if mud that the Acharya found the Shri Krishna idol and installed it in udupi.Basically idol is very small.It is almost like the Balakrishna /In one hand he is holding the Churner and in other hand a rope ,which is used to churn.Thisis symbolic in a way -in practical terms ,just like we churn the milk to get butter.
In udupi,in the spiritual sense ,the Lord will churn our lives so that we get Bhakti or Devotion
Best Time to Visit: During the Krishnashthami (Janmashthami) in August-September
Opening: 4 am
Visiting time: 5 am to 9.30 pm
Entry Fee: Free