The swamiji who is in charge of the worship and other rituals is known as the paryay swamiji. His Mutt is then known as the Paryaya Mutt. It is a system in which the eight pontiffs of Udupi undertake the responsibility of worshipping Lord Krishna and manage the temple by turn for a fixed period of time. Sri Krishna is worshipped fourteen times a day by the Swamiji.
Udupi Beach-Malpe Beach & St. Mary's Island
Malpe Beach is one of the beaches in Udupi. It is located in Maple, a natural port about 6Km from Udupi Temple. The location is popular among both locals and tourists. You can enjoy the beach and water sports here. St. Mary's Islands is one of the attractions in Maple. Regular ferry service ply from the Malpe fishing harbor to the islands.
- Nearest Railway station: Udupi Railway station.
- Nearest Bus Stand: Udupi bus stand (2 to 3 Hrs from Mangalore City)
- Nearest Airport: Mangalore Airport