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Uppinakudru is located at a distance of 6 Km towards north from Kundapur in Udupi district. Uppinakudru literally means 'Island of Salt'. This beautiful village situated on coastal Karnataka was once popular for trading of Salt and Sea food.
Places of interest in Uppinakudru
Though this village is very small but it houses number of temples and spiritual centers (Mutts). All temples are renovated recently. The following are the places of interest in Uppinakudru
Lord Gopala Krishna Temple: This temple is one of the famous temples of Uppinakudru. The annual festival is celebrated with great devotion on every Ramanavami day.
Lord Vasudeva Temple: This temple is very old temple of Uppinakudru. This temple is the village deity (Grama Devatha). This temple was the seat of education in olden days.
Siddi Vinayaka Temple: This temple is located adjacent to the Vasudeva Temple in Uppinakudru. There is a story related to the construction of this temple. When Britishers started ruling, tobacco was exported from this place. At that time, the statues of Hindu gods fetched lot of money in the foreign market. Therefore people use to steal Hindu god idols from the main temples and sent it to the foreign countries. Once while exporting the smuggled idol of Lord Ganapathi by hiding in the Tobacco bundle, it slipped from the tobacco bundle and got dropped in this place. A beautiful temple was constructed in this place and the idol of Lord Siddi Vinayaka was installed.
Lord Lakshminarayana Mutt: This mutt is located in the heart of Uppinakudru village. Lord Lakshminarayana mutt is the main mutt of the village. This mutt was renovated recently.
Other important mutts of Uppinakudru include Ishwar mutt, Ganapathi mutt, Gopinath mutt and Devi mutt.
Distance from Uppinakudru
Bangalore: 447 Km
Mysore: 350 Km
Mangalore: 98 Km
Udupi: 38 Km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Kundapur
Road: Uppinakudru well connected by road network.
Route map to reach Uppinakudru:
From Bangalore: via Nelamangala - Hassan - Sakaleshpura - Mangalore - Mulki - Udupi - Kundapur
From Mysore: via Hunsur - Kushalanagar - Madikeri - Sulya - Puttur - Mangalore - Mulki - Udupi - Kundapur
From Mangalore: via Surathkal - Mulki - Udupi - Kundapur
From Udupi: 38 Km via Kundapur
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