Udupi, Jan 14, 2022: The three Chariot Rathotsava as part of Makara Sankramana (Makara Sankranti) was held at Udupi Sri Krishna Matha today.
Makara Sankramana, the day when Sun changes his path from Dhanu to Makara Rashi is also the day when Sri Madhwacharya installed Sri Krishna at Udupi. As part of this ‘Sapthotsava,’ (Seven-day Utsava) is held at Udupi Sri Krishna Matha every year.
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For the first five days, two chariots are taken in the procession. On the sixth day- Makara Sankranthi- the first Brahma Rathotsava of the year is held. Sri Krishna is seated on the Brahma Ratha, Sri Anantheshwara, Sri Chandramauleeshwara, and Sri Mukhyaprana are seated in the other Chariots. On the last day ‘Choornotsava,’ is held.