Sringeri

Places to visit in Sringeri

Sringeri in a glance :

Coordinates: 13.42 N, 75.25 E

State: Karnataka

Sringeri also called Sri Kshetra Shringeri is a hill town and Taluk headquarters located in Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka. It is the site of the first maṭha (Sringeri Sharada Peetham) 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.

How to reach Sringeri :

By air :

The closest airport from Sringeri is the Mangalore airport. This airport is well connected by flights from the major cities.

By train :

The trains to Sringeri are irregular and hence it is instead recommended to book tickets to Udipi, a city located at a distance of 55 kilometers from Sringeri.

By road :

There are regular buses from the major cities of our country to Sringeri.

Places to visit and things to do

Adi Shankara Temple

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A dedication to the sage Adi Shankara, this temple houses an image of his, in the yogasana posture along with the images of four disciples.

Kere Anjaneya Temple

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A temple devoted to Lord Hanumana, it also features shrines devoted to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha.

Kigga

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At a distance 10 km away from Sringeri, this small town with its picturesque landscapes is a must see area, while here.

Other attractions

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Sringeri is dotted with a number of historic temples in and around the main city area. One can visit the Malayala Brahma Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Sri Chappara Anjaneya Temple and Sri Parsawanath Tirthankara Jain Temple here.

Sarada Temple

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Also known as the Sharadamba Temple, it was established by Acharya Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada. It is devoted to the Goddess Sharadamba.

Sringeri Math

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Established in the 8th century AD by Adi Shankara, the Sringeri Mutt is situated on the banks of the River Tunga. It showcases Dravidian as well as Hoysalan style of architecture.

Torana Ganapati Temple

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As the name suggests, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha who is worshipped here in the forms of Kshipra Varaprasadi and Vara Prasad.

Vidyashankara Temple

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A perfect example of South Indian as well as Vijayanagara styles of architecture, this temple is dedicated to the pontiff Vidyashankara.

What to Eat in Sringeri:

Local Food and Cuisine

The options for food in this temple town aren’t elaborate though you should be able to find a handful of eating places serving local and popular foods. One can also travel to nearby cities for a more flattering range of options. However, what almost stands out in the town’s platter is its famous traditional sweet called Sringeri Halwa that one must try while here. Other than this you may find local delicacies like Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu, Vangi Bath and traditional and local sweets like Mysore Pak, Chiroti, etc.

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