Udupi: the preamble11 min read . Updated: 07 May 2015, 05:10 PM IST
If the faithful are to be believed, Udupi's temple food is the best. After sampling a veritable feast with pakoras, payasams, gojjus, and more, one has to agree. Photos by Hemant Mishra/Mint
I am standing at the sanctum sanctorum of the Krishna temple in Udupi: the dark-skinned one who some call Shyam; the multi-faceted god who stole butter, danced with milkmaids and yet rendered one of Hindu philosophy’s most profound texts, the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna is one of the most compelling gods in Hinduism, but here in Udupi, he stands as Bala-krishna, young and innocent, holding churned butter in one hand.
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