WELCOME TO UDUPI
Udupi, popularly known as ‘TEMPLE TOWN’ OR ‘KRISHNA NAGARI’ is one of the districts in the state of Karnataka, India. Udupi is surrounded by a 100 KM Arabian coastline in the west and the Western ghats in the East. Udupi is famous for a variety of tourist places such as Sri Krishna temple, Malpe beach, Kollur temple etc. It is also famous for its rich culture. Tiger dance, Yakshagana, Bhootha kola, Nagamandala, Kambala etc. show the unique and diverse culture of Udupi. There are so many tourist places in Udupi, they are as follows.
1. St. Mary’s Island, 2. Malpe Beach, 3. Krishna Temple, 4. Kaup Beach, 5. Delta Beach (Kodi beach), 6. Jomlu Teertha, 7. Kudlu Falls, 8. Chandramouleshwara Temple, 9. Mookambika Temple, 10. Anantheshwara Temple, 11. Sea Walk Malpe, 12.Mattu beach, 13. Padukere Beach, 14. Manipal Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, 15. St. Lawrence Church,16. Varanga Jain Temple.
Yakshagana, which literally means ‘song of the yaksha’, is an extraordinary form of theater where a collage of music, dance, dialogue, costumes, makeup and stage techniques combine to create a unique performance. Yakshagana performances usually tell stories from various Indian epics and religious scriptures such as the Puranas. Yakshagana actors are divided into her two groups, ‘Himmela’ and ‘Mummela’, with Himmela providing her background music and Mummela providing the dialogue and dance. Actors wear colorful costumes and perform all night long.
Bhuta Kola is especially prevalent in the Tulu community of Udupi, a traditional ritual to worship spirits and ask for help in fertility and prosperity. The term ‘bhuta’ means supernatural being and ‘kora’ means worship. Bhuta Korra soothes ghosts and asks for their blessings.
‘Nagaradane’, meaning the worship of Nagas (cobras and serpents), was taken over by the Bant of Tur Nadu, who claimed to be descendants of Nagavansha. The snake is enshrined at Nagahana Shrine and is revered as a symbol of fertility. Nagaradhane consists of his two distinctive rituals, ‘Naga Mandala’ and ‘Ashreshavari’. In the Naga Mandala, elaborate serpent designs are depicted on sacred sites using five natural colors, representing the sublime unity of male and female serpents. The ritual is performed by two monks, one known as ‘Patri’ who plays the role of a male serpent and the other known as ‘Naga Kannika’, who sings and dances around Naga Mandala designs. increase. Aashleshabali rituals are similar to traditional Hindu posthumous ceremonies.
. Tiger dance is a traditional performing art in which individuals dressed like tigers dance solo or in groups. Karnataka’s coastline region is home to a dance style known as Huli Vesha, or Tiger Faced Dance. Local youth perform Huli Vesha during the Navratri Festival (the 9 nights long festival which often falls in the month of October). Why: Goddess Durga, whose mascot is a tiger, is honoured during the Huli Vesha ritual. It was first practised during the Ganesha Chaturthi and Krishna Janmashtami festivals in Mangalore, Udupi, Moodabidri, Kundapur, and many other locations in Tulu Nadu. It started in the Udupi District of Karnataka. Typically, young men organise regiments of five to 10 or more members, with three to five of them painted and dressed as men a band named thaase in Tulu with two or three drummers that were painted to.
Udupi cuisine is strictly vegetarian and has its origins in Udupi Tul Ashta Matas founded by Madhvacharya. Udupi cuisine mainly includes dishes using grains, beans, vegetables and fruits. The variety and choices of food is excellent and the hallmark of the food is the use of locally available ingredients.
One neer dose has 60 calories in it. Thus, calorie-conscious people can enjoy neer dosa for weight loss goals. It has proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. It is made up of rice, but its batter is watery inconsistency.
Guliyappa is called with many different names. some call it paddu, guliyappa, guntapongalu, ponganalu, paniyaram, appe etc. these guliyappas are very popular in south india. Paddu is a easy south indian breakfast recipe prepared from left over dosa batter.
Pundi or Pundi Gatti, usually a round shaped soft rice dumpling belonging to Mangalorean cuisine, native to Tulu Nadu region of India, prepared by soaking, grinding, tempering, cooking and finally steaming the rice. Pundi Gatti is popularly known as Pundi in Udupi and Mangalore cities of Karnataka state.
Prawns Fry also known as prawns 65 is a spicy and a delicious recipe to start a non-veg lunch or dinner. Prawns are the delicacies of the sea world with amazing taste while having lower calories. Even though we can make lot of recipes with prawns like Prawns Ghee roast , Prawns pepper Fry , Prawns Roast the most easy recipe among them is this prawns fry recipe .This recipe is really quick and easy to make and it tastes absolutely delicious. This recipe has a crispy crunchy texture on the outside made with a flour mixture and the spices added to it makes your taste buds ask for more.
A fish fry is a meal containing battered or breaded fried fish. It usually also includes french fries, coleslaw, macaroni salad, lemon slices, tartar sauce, hot sauce, malt vinegar and dessert. Some Native American versions are cooked by coating fish with semolina and egg yolk.