He is stated to have built a temple in memory of his mother, on the top of the Kunjaragiri near Udupi.According to Brahmandapurana, Parasurama belonged to the lineage of Sage Bhrugu of Tretayuga.Udupi district, which stands as a symbol for temple and cultural tradition, is a small district comprising three taluks.

The Kukke Shri Subrahmanyeshwara College in Sullia taluk in Dakshina Kannada district on Friday suspended two girls studying in 2nd year BBM, all because a picture of them with wine and beer bottles at a tourist spot went viral on Whats App.

According to the 'Rajathapitapura Mahatme' which is considered to be a part of Skandapurana, this part of the west coast was under the administrative control of a certain mythological king named Ramabhoja. Scholars have identified this mythological Rajathapitapura with modern Udupi.

It has the distinction of being the biggest port that supplies the sea products to the State as well as other States of the Country. Mary's Island (locally known as Thonse Par) and the neighbouring island Bahadurgadh are the tourist attractions located about 10 km from Malpe beach.

Kapu which is 11 km from Udupi is yet another attraction with gorgeous beach and a light house built during the British period.

Udupi district acclaimed for its captivating temples, holy places is also lauded by tourists and nature lovers for its bountiful places for rejoicing. There is no single opinion as to how the word Tulu has been derived. He argues that the word 'Tuluve' has its roots in Tulu which means mild and meek; which evidently denotes the peaceful demeanour of the people.

The district abounds in Temples, Churches, Masjids, Jain monuments, the charming beaches, historical places, cultural and educational centres, along with diversified human lives, protected forests and water falls. During Megalithic period (Iron Age), perhaps man used axe to cut down the forest for his settlement and Parashurama may symbolize this cultural transposition, according to Dr. Legend has it, that, Ramabhoja, an early ruler of this region was known for his gifts like tuludhana, tulapurusha etc. Yet in another instance, Salethore opines that, the word 'Tuluva' is derived from the Kannada word which literally means 'to attack'.Since Chandra (Udupa) the lord of stars did penance in this part, the place was called 'Udupi' and is entrenched in the local legend. It is no wonder that Udupi is known for snake worshipping and the name 'Udupi' could have roots in this legend as opined by Sri Gururaja Bhat.Udupi district, according to the Census of 2001, has a geographical area of 3,880 Udupi district, which is amidst the vast greenery is often the place preferred by nature lovers.It is equally true that this district is a unique spiritual centre for devotees and optimists alike. The word 'Tuluva' refers to either people who speak this language or to the region.It is no exaggeration that Udupi district is the home for Yakshagana - a folk art famed both in the Country and abroad.