Sringeri Sharada Peetham was established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
Located in backdrop of beautiful Malnad hills & banks of Tunga River
Adi Shankara exponent of Advaita Vedanta philosophy
He Saw Cobra with raised hood was providing shelter from hot sun
To a frog undergoing labour Marking this as spot for 1st Mutt
Adi Shankaracharya also established mathas in the northern (at Jyotirmath, near Badrinath), eastern (at Puri) and western (at Dwaraka) quarters of India.
Originally it was an unpretentious shrine with the Murti of Sharada made of sandalwood, installed over the Sri Chakra that Sri Adi Shankara carved on a rock. Subsequently, Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha and Sri Vidyaranya had a temple built in the Kerala style, with timber and tiled roof. Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha substituted the sandalwood idol with the present golden idol.
Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati raised the present structure in granite with polished granite walling around the sanctum and Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati consecrated the new temple in May 1916. Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha made several improvements in the temple. The Mahamandapam has huge stone pillars exquisitely carved with deities like Durga, Raja Rajeshwari, Dwarapalakas and Devis which are all sculpted according to the Shilpa Sastras practised in Tamilnadu.
In addition to the Sharadamba temple, the following temples and shrines are within the temple complex:
- Sri Thorana Ganapathy Shrine
- Sri Adi Shankaracharya Temple
- Sri Shakthi Ganapathy Shrine
- Sri Kodandaramaswamy Shrine
- Sri Malayala Brahma Shrine
- Sri Sureshwaracharya Samadhi Shrine
- Sri Vageeswari Vidyaranya Shrine
- Sri Janardhanaswamy Shrine
- Sri Anjaneya Shrine
- Sri Garuda Shrine
- Sri Balasubrahmanyaswamy Shrine
Shringeri is a Temple hill town and is located in Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka – Bharat. Mutt has provided beautiful facility to stay for couple of days. If you like to go with the family or by yourself and spend some time meditating, this could be best place. Incredible Prasad is also provided by the temple for all everyday. We pray for you and your family and dear and near ones at this time.. for you all to be blessed immensely by Mother Goddess Sharadha !! We wish and pray you will also find some time and opportunity to visit and feel the blessings by yourself under the feet of Mata Saradha and Jagadguru Shankaracharya !! Jai Mata Di !!