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In most of the Hindu temples, the main deity faces towards east. The devotees seeking darshan have darshan directly from the front. But this is not followed in Udupi Krishna matha, Karnataka. This temple has a long history. The idol of Sri Krishna was installed and worshipped here by Sri Madhvacharya . The tradition still continues.

Lord Krishna's idol is turned westwards and the devotees have darshan of Lord through a window. Why is this difference? Why did Lord Krishna idol turn westwards towards a window rather than east?

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