Commonly known as Sri Kshetra Shringeri, Sringeri is a famed hill town nestled in the Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka. It is a pilgrimage centre, mainly known for the Sharada Peetham which was built by the great Adi Shankara in the 9th century. According to experts, Adi Shankaracharya stayed here for 12 years and preached to his disciples. Packed with numerous temples and ancient relics, Sringeri is a hub for Vedic learning and it attracts students from different parts of India.
With a historical significance dating back to the 8th century, Sringeri rests on the banks of River Tunga. The town dazzles during the festival of Navaratri and rituals are performed in the presence of countless devotees. Although Sringeri is a pilgrimage site, it also boasts of lush natural landscapes that look verdant between October and March. Hence, this town is a hotspot for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts as well.
2 years ago
I was hurt and mentally wounded inside the temple. I am 60 years senior, a teacher in profession. I regret to say that last year I took a visit to the temple along with my wife, who is also a teacher (Read More) and my daughter.
I purchased a ticket for special darshan by paying Rs. 500. I saw poojaris were busy with taking care of only those who are performing special, special poojas paying more, I think. They are not even free to do archanas in our names. One who is a guard an rude idiot in side the temple shouting with us and all the other devotees even not allow to sit in front of goddess.
I was disappointed of the behaviours, mannerism and humanlessness there. That too in front of sharadambha, the goddess of education. At last we came out for darshan of shankaracharya idol, where the poojari after mangalarathi, served us theertha and flowers. The flower was old and dried up one.
What is this? Shankaracharya a great sage, philosopher, and founder of sringeri mutt thought the adwaitha phylosophy to the world. At last I request the management to take discilinary action against those who are spoiling the name and fame of the goddess and her disciple. After this incident I have not made up my mind to visit again.
on Sringeri Mutt 3 years ago
Beautiful location. Nice view. Chikmagaluru, green area from chikmagaluru to Sringeri. 90 Rupees ticket. Free food at 12:15PM and at 7:15PM