Shringeri Sharadamba Temple :
Shringeri Sharadamba Temple is a well-known Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Saraswati in Sringeri, Karnataka, India.
Sri Adi Shankaracharya founded the Sringeri Sharada Temple in the eighth century. It housed a standing sandalwood statue of Shardamba installed by Adi Shankarachaya until the 14th century, when the Vijayanagara rulers and Sri Vidyaranya (12th Jagadguru) installed a seated gold statue of Sri Shardamba.
Sringeri Sharada Temple History :
The ancient temple of Sri Sharada, the presiding deity of Sringeri, has a glorious history that begins with Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada’s establishment of the Dakshinamnaya Peetham. Originally, it was a simple shrine with the Murti of Sharada made of sandalwood installed over the Sri Chakra carved on a rock by Sri Adi Shankara. Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha and Sri Vidyaranya subsequently had a temple built in the Kerala style, with a timber and tiled roof. The sandalwood idol was replaced by the current golden idol by Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha.
Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati built the current structure in granite, with polished granite walling around the sanctum, and Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati consecrated it in May 1916. Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha improved the temple in a number of ways. The Mahamandapam has massive stone pillars exquisitely carved with deities such as Durga, Raja Rajeshwari, Dwarapalakas, and Devis, all sculpted according to Tamilnadu’s Shilpa Sastras.The Murti of Sri Sharada, sanctified by the worship of an unbroken succession of Acharyas of the highest purity, loftiest devotion, and unrivaled mantric powers, radiates grace and blessings.
The current Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal dedicated a rupee one crore Golden chariot to Goddess Sharada in Sringeri in 1999. On the occasion of the Jagadguru’s golden jubilee Vardhanthi (Birthday), golden doors were installed and inaugurated at the entrance to the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Sharada temple. The gold door covering, worth Rs. 24 lakh, is a magnificent work of art. The figures of Ashta Lakshmi are inscribed on the eight panels.
Sringeri Temple Timings:
Morning – 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Evening – 5:00 PM to 9.00 PM
Sevas at shringeri sharadamba temple :
- Archana – Ashtotram,Trishati, Sahasranamam, Laksharchana
- Durga Shata Chandi
- Dindi Deeparadhana
- Udayastamana Pooja
- Suprabhata Seva
- Swarna Pushpa Seva
- Saraswati Pooja
Sringeri Temple Website : https://www.sringeri.net/
Shringeri Sharadamba Temple Address : The Administrator, Sringeri Math and its Properties, Sringeri, Chickmagalur District, Karnataka – 577139.
shringeri sharadamba temple phone number : +91-08265-252525
Festivals at sringeri sharada temple :
Every year, the Navaratri festival is celebrated on a grand scale for 11 days, culminating in the Mahanavami day performance of Shathachandi Homa Poornahuti. Special Puja is performed in Sri Sharada Shrine on Chaitra Shukla Poornima. On Vaisaka Krishna Prathipath Mahabhishekam, a special pooja for Sri Sharadambal is performed. Deepotsava is held in Sri Sharada Shrine on Karthika Poornima. Lalitha Panchami is celebrated on Magha Shukla Panchami with a special Puja performed by the Jagadguru to Sri Sharadamba. The Jagadguru performs a special Puja to Sri Sharadamba on Magha Krishna Dwithiya. Sri Sharadamba Rathotsava is observed on the Magha Trithiya.
Shringeri Sharadamba Temple Aksharabhyasam :
Vijaya Dasami, Lalita Panchami, Akshaya Triteeya, and/or Moola Nakshatra day (provided these do not fall on Amavasya Tithi) are considered auspicious days for performing Aksharabhyasa. Aksharabhyasa is performed on all days for the convenience of devotees.
sringeri sharadamba temple distance from bangalore : 23 min (8.0 km) via Mysore Rd
How to reach Sringeri Sharadamba Temple :
Via Air :Mangalore International Airport, located 105 kilometers away, is the nearest airport.
Via Rail :Shimoga, which is 95 kilometers from Sringeri, is well connected to Bangalore by rail. Sringeri is located 86 kilometers from Chikkamagaluru, which is connected to Bangalore via a rail line via Kadur.
Via Bus :A well-connected road network connects the town to Mangalore and Chikkamagaluru. Udupi is also 80 kilometers away. Several private and KSRTC buses run from Bangalore and Sringeri to Shimoga.
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