Sringeri Temple which is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati devi was built by Adi Sankaracharya and lived here for 12 years.
Sringeri Temple Legends
There is an interesting story in choosing this place in setting up Mutt here. Adi Sankara saw the rare sight of a hooded King Cobra giving shade to a pregnant frog, to protect frog from the burning sun rays. Sringeri in Sanskrit means ‘mountain shaped like a question mark’.
Sringeri is derived from the Rishyasringa Hill nearby. It is believed that Rishyasringa son of rishi Vibahndaka, lived here for some time with his father. He brought rain to the dry lands of King Romapada. King Dasaratha of Ayodhya is believed to have invited Rishyasringa to direct in the ceremony he performed to beget progeny.
Sringeri Temple History
Sri Adi Sankaracharya erected a simple structure here, in which he installed Sandalwood Idol of the goddess Sarada Devi. Later, Sri Vidyaranya, the 12th pontiff, who renovated the temple and installed the golden idol of Sri Sarada Devi. This structure which was built in the 14th century was renovated by the 33rd Pontiff in 1907 AD. Final ceremony of Kumbabhishekam was performed in 1916 A.D.
Adi Sankaracharya originally installed the Goddess idol over Sri Chakra Yantra which was engraved on a rock. Sri Vidyasankara shrine was built in 1346 A.D which resembles Dravidian and Hoysala styles.
Sringeri Temple Sharadhamba Darshan Timings
Morning Hours: 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vidyasankara Temple and Ganapathi Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Evening Hours: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sri Jagadguru Darshan Timings
Morning Hours: 10:30 am
Evening Hours: 5:30 pm
Sringeri Temple Accommodation
Sringeri Mutt provides accommodation to pilgrims on First Cum Fist Serve basis. Online booking or advance booking is not available. On Arrival, please visit Information Office which is located adjacent to the main temple entrance.
How tor reach Sringeri Temple?
- Nearest international airport is at Mangalore which is 102 km away
- Sringeri Mutt is 380 km from Bangalore International airport
- Mutt is 97.9 km from Shimoga Railway station
- From Birur Railway junction temple is 137 km away
- Direct transportation is available from Bangalore which is 319 km away
- From Mangalore temple is 116 km away.
Sringeri Temple Gallery
Reference Link: Sringeri Mutt