It is one of the popular religious townships in South India, located in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. This bustling holy town is beautifully nestled on the banks of River Tunga. It is a renowned pilgrim site which houses many ancient temples belongs to 14th century. Sringeri shares its credits with Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham. It is a world famous mutt established by the great exponent of Advaitya, Saint Adi Sankaracharya in 7th century. It is one of the Shakthi Sthalas and first Shankara Ashrams in India. The temples of Sringeri exhibit an amazing architectural style of Vijayanagara. Vidyashankara temple, Chenna Keshab temple and Sharadamba temple are the most important shrines in Sringeri. The township is a part of Western Ghats so it offers immaculate views of nature splendors. The entire region is dotted with picturesque scenery and sizzling waterfalls. Navarathri festival is grandly celebrated here which attracts thousands of devotees and visitors from far and wide. There are many more interesting places in and around Sringeri. Jog Falls, Agumbe, Kudremukh and Sringagiri hills are most popular holiday destinations near Sringeri.
Places to visit
Sarada Temple and Sringeri Mutt
It is a most renowned temple and also a popular mutt, located on the banks of River Tunga. It is a 7th century temple, established by great Guru Sri Adi Sankaracharya. It is dedicated to Goddess Sarada Devi. Sarada Navarathri is the festival celebrated in a grand manner here.
Adi Shankara Temple
It is located inside the Sringeri mutt, left to Sarada Temple, devoted to Great Advaitya Philosopher Saint Adi Sankaracharya. The tranquil and divine atmosphere, regular discourses and prayers are the highlighting features.
Kere Anjaneya Temple
It is located in west corner of Sringeri mutt, dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is a beautiful and an attractive temple offers an ideal place to meditate.
Toranga Ganapathi Temple, Horanadu, Kigga, Vidya Shankara Temple, Malayala Brahma temple and Sri Chappara Anjaneya temple are the other popular temples in Sringeri.
How to reach Sringeri
Mangalore international airport is 100 km from Sringeri.
Udupi is the nearest railhead to reach Sringeri ny train.
Sringeri is well connected by buses to all major and minor cities of Karnataka.
In summer 23-37°C and in winter 13-30°C. It is best visited throughout the year.