Once many centuries ago a ship was in great distress due to a storm,
Meanwhile the great seer Sri Madhavacharya who was in meditation
Could, with his powers divine, sense the storm and the ship’s agitation.
When the Saint with his yogic powers was able to calm the storm,
The ship with crew made landfall at Malpe, no one coming to harm.
When the grateful captain offered anything in the ship to the seer as reward,
Madhavacharya wanted Krishna’s sandalpaste covered statue he knew was in the
The great saint , after required rituals consecrated the deity;
Thus was born the great Lord Krishna temple at Udipi.
It is said that when a certain Kanakadasa was denied darshan , his caste considered low,
Then the Krishna deity turned around to enable his devotee’s darshan, through a window.