Udupi is a town located in Karnataka. It is very close to Mangalore and is on the Goa-Mangalore National highway.
Udupi is known for Educational Institutions, Temple and Agri products like arecanut and coconut. The Educational Institutions like Manipal Univercity and other College not only cater to the students from surronding towns / villages, but also to youth from all over the world.
It is widely believed that the name of Udupi was derived from its Tulu name Odipu. The Tulu name in turn is associated with a temple at Malpe, devoted to Vadapandeshwara. Another story is that the name Udupi came from the combination of the Sanskrit words Udu and Pa, which mean "stars" and "lord." According to legend, the moon's light was once...
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