Saptotsava 2017 at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple



Saptotsava is held five days before Makar Sankranti in January in Udupi Sri Krishna Temple. The festival is observed to commemorate the consecration of the murti of Lord Krishna. Saptotsava 2017 at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple begins on January 8, 2017 and ends on January 14, 2017.

It is believed that the murti worshipped in the shrine was discovered on Makar Sankranti around 800 year ago.

Various rituals are observed in the temple during the period.

The annual Saptotsava is also known as three chariot festival or tri rathotsava.  Chariots in the temple are beautifully decorated during the period.

The shrine is decorated with lamps and lights.

Saptotsava will culminate with the pulling of three chariots through the surroundings of the temple and Choornotsava on Makar Sankranti day, which falls on January 14, 2017.