What had its origin in the premises of Krishna Math Udipi (Dwaita, Masala Dosa, Dancer's anklet,...)?
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The towns of Udupi and Mangalore. Thousands of acres of land, including that on
which presently sit important Hindu temples and monasteries, are being acquired
for steel mills, electrical plants, chemical, and fertilizer factories. The most
important institutions affected--Palimar, Admar and Pejayar--are three of the
famed eight monastic centers ('maths') of Udupi founded in the 13th century by
the Vaishnava saint, Madhva. Madhva's philosophy of dvaita, dualism, emphatically
stresses the differences between God, the world and the souls.
There are 24 major monasteries in the Madhva tradition located in the southwestern
parts of India. Of these the ashtamathas, 'eight monasteries,' of Udipi which were
personally founded by Madhva are the most prominent.
They are traditionally responsible for the world-famous Shri Krishna temple of
Udupi, their spiritual heads taking turns (two years at a stretch) in performing
the 14 daily pujas. Over the years, each math has come largely under the control
of one or another family, from whom the next religious successor is chosen.
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