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Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Temple of Karnataka

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Sri Sharadamba Temple is one of the oldest and famous temples of Karnataka established by Adi Shankara in 8th century. Sri Sharada Devi is the main deity of Sringeri. This temple is located on the banks of River Tunga, Chikmagalur Dustrict in Karnataka.

Devi/Goddess temples are most happening during Navaratri, and so is Sringeri Sharadamba Temple. Many devotees visit this temple to name their new born babies, to mark the beginning of the education of their children, or any such other important occasions of life.

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Sringeri Sharada Peetham Temple on River Tunga+sringeri temple timings

Apart from the main shrine of Devi Sharada, Sri Vidyashankara Temple is another attraction within the temple premises. Vidyashankara Temple is a beautiful temple with architectural structure of both Hoysala and Dravidian style. Lord Vidya Ganapathi and Durga reside here. Also there are shrines of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara.

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Vidyashankar Temple has a very unique style of Vimanam (temple tower)

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Sringeri Sharda Temple Fish is of great importance. There are huge fishes on the banks of the river near the  temple. Fishing here is banned. They are considered sacred. It is customary for the devotees who visit the temple to feed these fishes with puffed rice and baby toasts. The temple owns elephants too.

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Some general information:

  • Meals provided for all visiting devotees . Timings: Afterenoon - 12.15 to 2.30, Night - 7.15 to 8.30
  • Sri Sharada Peetham Darshan Timings: Morning - 6.00 AM to 2.00 PM, Evening – 5.00 PM to 9.00 PM
  • Plenty of lodges available for staying over night.Sringeri is around 300 km from Bangalore.
  • The nearest airport is Mangalore which is about 100 km.

Sringeri Sharada Peetham Temple Premises and over bridge across river tunga+sringeri sharada temple

Left pic: Sringeri Sharadamba Temple Premises.
Right pic: Over bridge across River Tunga.

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