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Udupi Intro:

Udupi is the symbol for its culture and tradition. “Udupi” is derived from the word “Udupa” which means Moon in Sanskrit and is associated with the ancient Chandramouleshwara temple.

Udupi is famous for its temple enshrining Lord Sri. Krishna.

Attractions In and Around Udupi

  • Sri Krishna Temple
  • Chandramouleshwara Temple
  • Anantheshwara Temple
  • Malpe Beach
  • Kaup Beach
  • Mookambika Temple
  • Kudlu falls
  • Jomlu Teertha
  • Manipal
  • Pajaka Kshetra
  • Kodi Beach
  • Anegudde Vinayaka Temple
  • Coin Museum Corp Bank
  • Sri Brahmi Durga Parameshwari Temple
  • Anantha Padmanabha Temple
  • Sir Indrani Panchadurga parameshwari temple
  • Anejari Butterfly Camp
  • Kollur
  • St. Mary’s Island

Mineral Resources In Udupi

  • Laterite Granite
  • Basalt
  • Acid Volcanics
  • Iron Ore
  • Fire Clay/Black Clay
  • White Sand River Sand Shells

How Madhavacharya Related to UDUPI

Sri Madhvacharya known as Vasudeva during his childhood was born around 800 years back in a small village presently known as Pajaka Kshetra about 10 km from the temple town of Udupi near Mangalore in Karnataka State. He was born in a family of Shivalli Brahmins and was the son of Madhyageha Bhatta.

Madhvacharya was born on the west coast of Karnataka state in 13th-century India.

The biography of Madhvacharya is unclear.Many sources date him to 1238–1317 period,but some place him about the 1199-1278 period.Madhvācārya was born in Pajaka near Udupi.

  • Father – Naddantillaya – Madhyageha Bhatta
  • Mother – Vedavati

Madhvacharya Names

  • Vāsudeva
  • Purnaprajna
  • Anandatirtha
  • Madhvacarya

Schooling and Further

Madhva began his school after his Upanayana at age seven became a monk or Sannyasi in his teenage

Madhva studied the Upanishads and the Advaita literature, but was unconvinced by its nondualism philosophy of oneness of human soul and god, had frequent disagreements with his guru, and left the monastery, and began his own Dvaita movement based on dualism premises of Dvi – asserting that human soul and god (as Vishnu) are two different things. Madhva never acknowledged Achyutrapreksha as his guru or his monastic lineage in his writings.

Madhvacharya established a matha (monastery) dedicated to Dvaita philosophy, and this became the sanctuary for a series of Dvaita scholars such as Jayatirtha, Vyasatirtha, Vadiraja Tirtha and Raghavendra Tirtha who followed in footsteps of Madhva.Madhva was one of the important philosophers during the Bhakti movement.Madhvacharya is the third incarnation of Vayu, Mukhyaprana, after Hanuman and Bhima

Madhvacharya Tour of South India

Still in his teens, Madhvacharya set out on a tour of South India. He visited several places of pilgrimage like Anantasayana, Kanyakumari, Ramesvara and Sriranga. Wherever he went, he preached his Tattvavada or religious truth to the people.

Madhvacharya Visit to Badri

In course of time, the urge to spread his philosophy far and wide took him north. In Badri, he bathed in the holy Ganga and also observed a vow of silence of 48 days. From there, he traveled to Vyasa-Badri where he is believed to have met Vyasa at his hermitage and presented him with his commentary of the Gita.In the meantime, his influence had spread far and wide throughout the country. Scholars all over India paid tribute to his unique analysis and commentaries of the scriptures. The circle of his disciples grew bigger and several got initiated into sanyasa under him. 

Installation of Krishna and return to Badri

After his return from Badri, Madhvacharya stayed in Udupi for some time and wrote his bhashyas or authoritative commentaries on all the ten Upanishads.

It was also during this time that he installed the deity of Sri Krishna which he found in the western ocean near the Udupi sea-coast. After sometime, after appointing some disciples to take care of worshiping the deity of Krishna that he had installed, he undertook his second tour to Badri.

Madhvacharya Disciples 

  • Sri Hrishikesha Thirtha of Palimaru
  • Sri Nrisimha Thirtha of Adumaru
  • Sri Janardhana Thirtha of Krishnapura
  • Sri Upaendra Thirtha of Puttige
  • Sri Vamana Thirtha of Shiruru
  • Sri Vishnu Thirtha of Sode
  • Sri Rama Thirtha of Kaniyuru
  • Sri Adhokshaja Thirtha of Pejavara

The ninth Matt was headed by Sri Padmanabha Thirtha and is called Deshastha Matt

Sri Madhwa Navami

Sri Madhvacharya Born in 1238 AD, left this world on the 9th day of bright fortnight (Navami tithi) in the lunar month Magha Masam that falls two days after the Ratha Saptami festival.

Madhvacharya Works

Madhvacharya is credited with thirty seven works in Sanskrit.

  • Gita Bhashya
  • Gita Tatparya

Commentaries on the Upanishads

  • Ishavasya Upanishad Bhashya
  • Kena Upanishad Bhashya
  • Katha Upanishad Bhashya
  • Mundaka Upanishad Bhashya
  • Satprashna Upanishad Bhashya
  • Mandukya Upanishad Bhashya
  • Aitareya Upanishad Bhashya
  • Taittireeya Upanishad Bhashya
  • Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Bhashya
  • Chandogya Upanishad Bhashya

Commentaries on the Brahma Sutras

  • Brahmasutra Bhashya
  • Anu Vyakhyana
  • Nyaya Vivarana
  • Anu Bhashya

Work on Vedas

  • Rigbhashyam

Polemical Monographs(Polemic is a controversy, debate or dispute, or a person who is inclined to argue.)

  • Pramānalaksanam
  • Katha Lakshana
  • Upadhi Khandana
  • Prapancha Mithyatva-anumana Khandanam
  • Mayavada Khandana
  • Tattva Sankhyana
  • Tattva Viveka
  • Tattvoddyota
  • Vishnu Tattva Vinirnaya
  • Karma Nirnaya

Works on Mahabharata

  • Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya
  • Yamaka Bharata

Work on Puranas

  • BhagaSri Madhvacharyavata Tatparya Nirnaya


  • Narasimha Naka Stuti
  • Dvadasha stotra
  • Kanduka Stuti

Miscellaneous Works

  • Krishnamruta Maharnava
  • Sadachara Smruti
  • Tantra Sara Sangraha
  • Yati Pranava Kalpa
  • Jayanti Nirnaya
  • Nyasapaddhati
  • Tithinirnaya

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