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Adi Shankara, also known as Adi Shankaracharya was born either in a village named Kaladi in the state of Karnataka, or in a place called Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu (debatable, as per different texts), and travelled throughout the Indian subcontinent. He propagated his philosophies and established the principles of monastic life- as per the traditions sanctioned in the Upanishads and Brahma Sutras. He is credited for finding the four mathas (apart from Sringeri) in the northern (Jyotirmath, near Badrinath), eastern (Puri) and western (Dwarka) quarters of India- thus promoting historical development, revival and spread of Advaita Vedanta.
Great pilgrimage site. Picturesque waterfalls.
Difficult to access. Summers can be harsh.
Sringeri is a great place for pilgrims and those living in and around Tamil Nadu.
Sringeri does not have its own airport or railway station, the nearest airport being at Mangalore and railway station at Udupi. Sringeri is at a distance of 110 km from Mangalore, 95 km from Shimog... (Read More)