Vadabhandeshwara temple, a temple known for its rich artistic architecture is situated by the sea shore of Malpe. The deity in the temple is Lord Balram, brother of Lord Krishna. The temple is also known as Anantheshwara temple. According to the legend, the idol worshipped in this temple was installed by Sri Madhavacharya.
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Hindu devotees usually visit the temple on the New Moon Day or Mahalaya Amavasya to visit offer prayers and to bath in the sea.
The Vadabhandeshwara temple is at a distance of about 4 miles away from Udupi towards the west. You can reach Vadabhandeshwara temple from Udupi by road in minutes. You can avail bus services, auto-rickshaws or taxis to travel from Udupi to Malpe.
The Udupi Railway station is the nearest railway station to Malpe. Regular bus services to Malpe are available from Shimoga, Dharmasthala and other major cities too. Travelers may also use air conditioned coaches to get to Malpe.