Sharadamba Temple, Sringeri

The Sharadamba Temple at Sringeri (Shringa giri in Sanskrit) is an 8th-century temple, based through Sri Adi Shankaracharya. It housed a sandalwood statue of Shardamba in a standing posture, which changed into hooked up through Adi Shankarachaya until the Vijayanagara rulers and Sri Vidyaranya (12th Jagadguru) hooked up a seated gold statue of Sri Shardamba within the 14th century.

Sankara is thought to have predicted this place as the holiest wherein a snake hooded as an umbrella to protect a pregnant frog from hot sun for the duration of its labour.To commemorate this incident, a sculpture called KAPPE SHANKARA is there on the footsteps to the river Tunga. This was the primary vicinity in which Sankara is thought to have hooked up one of the 4 essential mutts.As according to Hindu legend, the region is related to sage Rishyasringa, son of Vibhandakamuni. He did intense penance at this place, leading to the name Sringeri. The temple turned into renovated at some point of the regime of Vijayanagara Empire all through the 14-16th centuries and later at some point of 1916.

It is believed that Lord Shiva gifted the crystal Chandramouleeshwara Linga to Sri Adi Shankaracharya. The Linga can still be visited and the Chandramouleeshwara Pooja is carried out for the Linga each Friday night at eight:30 PM. It’s far believed that Goddess Sharadambika is the incarnation of Goddess Saraswati, who came to Earth as Ubhaya Bharathi. It’s far a common faith that through worshiping her, you will receive benefits of Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu along with Parvati, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. The ritual of Aksharabhyasa carried out right here is considered to be sacred and satisfying. The mother and father of kids within the age of two-5 are given a slate and chalk or alternatively, a plate of rice on which they pray to Goddess Saraswati and the Guru to impart true expertise and schooling to their children.

There are over forty temples in Sringeri. Critical ones are the Malahanikareshwara Temple on a small hillock known as as Mallappa Betta. That is built on Dravidian fashion. There is one Bhavani Temple, SthamBha Ganapati (Ganesha on the piller). One of the first-rate instance of temple structure may be observed in Sri Vidyashankara Temple that is next to Sri Sharadamba Temple. Janardhana Temple, Harihara Temple, Brindavana of past Jagadgurus on the Narasimha Vana are worth visiting. Kalabhairava Temple to the East, Durga Temple in the South, Anjaneya Temple to the West and Kali Temple to the North of Sringeri are also few essential temples.

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How to reach

  • By Road: The town can be reached from Mangalore or Chikkamagaluru by a well-connected road network. Udupi is also at a distance of 80 kms. Various private and KSRTC buses ply from Bangalore as well as Sringeri to Shimoga.
  • By Train: The city Shimoga which is at a distance of 95 kms from Sringeri is well connected to Bangalore through the rail route. Sringeri is at a distance of 86 kms from Chikkamagaluru which is connected to Bangalore through a rail line via Kadur.
  • By Air: The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport at a distance of 105 kms.
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  • Nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport
  • Nearest railway station is Shimoga¬†
  • Nearest bus stations are Mangalore and Chikkamagaluru
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