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Sringeri - Sharada Peettam

Sringeri (or Shringeri) is a hill town located on the banks of the river Tunga in the evergreen forests of Chikkamangalur, which is most popular for Sringeri Mutt is also known as Sringeri Sharda Amnaya Peetam. Amnaya–The Veda; Peetham–Throne. (i.e. throne of the Veda), seat of learning established for the preservation and propogation of the Vedas. It is the site of the first matha established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya, Hindu theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in the 8th century CE.

Sringeri Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • Sringeri, a hill town located on the banks of the river Tunga in the evergreen forests of Chikkamangaluru
  • It is the site of the first matha 'Srungeri Sharada Petha' established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
  • Sharadamba temple and historical Vidyashankara temple
  • The Tungabhadra River flows past the temple, where you can feed the sacred fish
  • Sri Vidyatheertha Setu - Bridge over river Tunga to reach Guru Nivas and Vyasa temple
  • Guru Nivas – the residence of the gurus
  • Narasimha Vanam - one can see nature at its best with peacocks and deers
  • Temple to Vyasa, the foremost among all the gurus
  • Sri Torana Ganapati, Sri Janardhana, Sri Vaageshwari, Sri Balasubrahmanya temples
  • Sri Malahanikareshwara Temple

Where is Sringeri

Sringeri is located in Chikmangalur district of Karnataka state, India - 577139.

How to Reach

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala located at southwest tip.

  • Distance From: Bengaluru - 320 km, Mangaluru- 110 km, Udupi - 82 km, Shivamogga - 96 km
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore
  • Nearest Bus Station: Sringeri
  • Nearest Railway Station: Udupi - 82km, Shimoga - 96km

Where to Stay

Sringeri has guest houses (Sringeri Mutt Guest House) run by the temple administration and also have private lodges to stay.

Festivals / Events

  • Guru Purnima – The Full Moon day in the month of Ashadha (June / July). The holy day is dedicated to Guru or the Teacher
  • Chaturmasya Vrata – performed for a period of two months (July – August). The Sannyasins observe the Vrata and stay at one place to disperse spiritual knowledge to their disciples.
  • Sharan Navaratri – The Navaratri Utsav is celebrated with great fervor and zest. The festival is celebrated in a unique way which is a must see in anyone’s lifetime. A Maha Abhishekam will be performed for Goddess Sharadamba. The Rudrabhishekam and 108 Abhishekams will be followed by an offering of several Alankaras to the Goddess.
  • Vidyathirtha Rathotsava – This festival is celebrated for seven days during the Kartik Shukla Paksha (November).
  • Besides the above main festivals mentioned all other Hindu festivals celebrated on a grand scale

Worship & Darshan Timings

  • 06.00am to 02.00pm 
  • 05.00pm to 08.30pm 

Pooja Timings

  • Archana – Ashtotram,Trishati, Sahasranamam, Laksharchana
  • Durga Shata Chandi
  • Dindi Deeparadhana
  • Udayastamana Pooja
  • Suprabhata Seva
  • Swarna Pushpa Seva
  • Aksharabhyas
  • Saraswati Pooja

Best Season & Time to Visit

Shrungeri is situated in the Sahyadri forest region, the best time to visit is between October and March.


The city posses local markets, art galleries, traditional clothing and modern shopping malls.

Things to Take Care

The must follow dress code is made for the devotees, who wish to enter the temple. Men are to wear only white or silk 'Dhothi' or 'Mundu' while women are to wear Saree or traditional Kerala dresses.

Non Hindus are not allowed even inside the perimeter of the temple complex

Visiting Places near Sringeri