Karkala is situated at the west while Tirupathi is in the eastern side of south India. ‘Padu’ means ‘west’. So, the place in the west which is equivalent to Tirupathi in its holiness and whose rituals followed match the ones in Tirupathi, is called ‘Padutirupathi’. A brief comparison drawn between the two . . . → Read More: WHY IS KARKALA CALLED “PADUTIRUPATHI”?