Udupi Anantheshwara Temple

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Udupi Anantheshwara Temple
Sri Madhanantheshwara Temple Udupi.JPG
Geography
CountryIndia
StateKarnataka
DistrictUdupi district
LocaleUdupi
Culture
SanctumAnantheshwara (Shiva)
Major festivalsMaha Shivaratri
Architecture
ArchitectureKerala temple architecture
History
Date built8th century C.E.
CreatorAlupas
WebsiteShri Anantheswara temple

Udupi Anantheshwara Temple is a historic Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva in Udupi, India.[1]

It was built during the reign of the Alupas in the 8th century C.E. and is considered among the oldest in the Tulu Nadu region. In an inscription dated 1357 C.E. the temple's deity is referred to as Mahadeva of Udupi. The temple is known for its association with Hindu philosopher Madhvacharya who taught his disciples within its complex. The temple is adjacent to the more famous Udupi Sri Krishna Matha established by Madhva.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steeped in history, the region is a pilgrim's delight". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 April 2015.