Sri Venkata Ramana Temple situated in Karkala is prevalently known as Padu Tirupathi, which implies Tirupathi of West and at a separation of 37 Kms from Udupi and 50 Kms from Mangalore. This temple is over 550 years of age and houses the antiquated symbol of Lord Srinivasa of Tirupathi.As per legend, a group of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins brought Lord Venkat Ramana's statue from Goa, settled in Karkala and manufactured a temple.
At the point when the leaders of Mangalore assaulted the temple, the temple was decimated and symbol was lost. It is said that the aficionados had a fantasy guiding them to backpedal to their place where they were coordinated to get an icon of Lord Srinivasa from a holy person. Their fantasies work out when a Brahmin stranger gave them an icon of Srinivasa which he brought from Tirupati. The Lord is name Tirupati Chappara Srinivasa and all the poojas here are executed as in Tirupati.