Sringeri, also written as Shringeri is a hill town and taluka headquarters located in Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka, It is the site of the first maṭha (Sringeri Sharada Peeta) established by Adi Shankara, Hindu theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in the 8th century CE It is located on the banks of the river Tungā and also a historical Temple (1200 years).

The name Sringeri is derived from Rishyashringa-giri, a nearby hill that is believed to have contained the heritage of Rishi Vibhandaka and his son Rishyashringa. Rishyashringa appears in an episode in the Bala-Kanda of the Ramayana where a story, narrated by Vasishtha, relates how he brought rains to the drought-stricken kingdom of Romapada.

According to legend, Adi Shankaracharya is said to have selected the site as the place to stay and teach his disciples, because when he was walking by the Tunga river, he saw a cobra with a raised hood, providing shelter from the hot sun, to a frog about to spawn. Impressed with the place where natural enemies had gone beyond their instincts, he stayed here for twelve years. Adi Shankaracharya also established mathas in the northern (at Jyotirmath, near Badrinath), eastern (at Puri) and western (at Dwaraka) quarters of India. Read more...

Sharada Peetham

Sri Sharada Peetham


Sri Sharadamba

Adi Sankracharya

Sri Adi Shankaracharya


Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji


Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji

places of interest


Hornadu Temple : Temple of goddess Annapoorneswari is known for providing food for all who visit. It is about 70 kms from Sringeri. Read more...


Uluve Pakshidhama : A bird sanctuary about 7 kms from Sringeri. Visit it for its birds, other flora and fauna.


Agumbe : A peak point on western ghats about 30 kms from Sringeri. A scenic place known for its spectacular sunset point. Read more...


Sirimane Falls : Around 22 kms from Sringeri this beautiful waterfall is easily accessible by road. Read more...