Daily Puja System of Udupi Sri Krishna
The day’s activity commences exactly at 4 a.m. with the blowing of the conch and the beating of the ‘Nagari’ in the gopuram outside the Matha premises. With this the Swamiars and other employees of the Matha wake up, attend to their ablutions and take their bath. With the ringing of the bells outside, they open the door of the garbhagriha. Then they open the door of the inner room to the beating of ‘Jaghante.’ The assistants get things ready for the early morning puja and take the Utsava Murthi to the Madhwasarovara and give it a bath by pouring water over it. Cooks start on the preparation of Rice, Payasam and Dosas for Naivedya. Other assistants start on the grinding of sandal paste for the puja.
(The Karnataka Government sends a little more than 4 tons of sandal wood every year for this purpose.)
There are total 18 different pujas performed evry day.
Sri Mukhyaprana Puja
Sri Madhwacharya Puja
To know in detail about the eighteen pujas, visit – www.holydham.com/udupi-dham/