Chandramoulishwara Temple Udupi

Sri Chandramoulishwara Temple Udupi
Sri Chandramoulishwara Temple Udupi

In front of the Sri Krishna temple, is the temple of Chandramoulishwara whose annual chariot festival takes place in the early part of the month Of Margashirsha.

During the Utsava and `BaIi of either of these temples, it is customary to take the Utsava Moorthis of both the temples out together.

Car – Street

The eight Maths are situated all around the Car-street which is in the form of a rectangle. On the eastern side is the Kaniyoor Math. On the southern side are the Sode Math, the Puttige Math and the Admar Math. On the western side are the Pejavar and the Palimar Maths. On the northern side are the Krishnapur and the Shiroor Maths. Next to the Shiroor Math, in the corner, is a special chariot shed for golden and silver chariots.

In front of this shed is the gopuram and a window (Kanakana Kindi) referred to earlier. The pilgrims have the first darshana of Sri Krishna through this window. Opposite this window is Kanaka’s gudi in the south east corner of which are the chariot shed and `Nagari shed. (Nagari is a type of drum).

The Street in front of these Maths is called Car Street because the temple chariots or `Cars’ are drawn one complete round along this street. From this centre, streets radiate out in all the four directions. In this car street are also situated the Mulubagil Math, Bhandarikere Math, Vyasaraya Math, Bheemana Katte Math, Utaradi Math and Raghavendra Math.


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