Kan: ಉಡುಪಿ uḍupi

‘Elevated Village’  [Odipu] City, Karnataka

From Tlu: odi, ‘elevated’, ‘high’; and ipu/apu/ape, ‘village’, settlement’.

Tulu word ‘Odipu ‘(Odi+pu) means an elevated village.

Udipi is known as the temple city. Its most famous one is the 13thC Sri Krishna Temple, founded by  Madhvacharya, the famous theologian and commentator on the key Hindu texts.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Karnataka place names.

 

Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi

Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi          (WT-en) Ravikiran Rao