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Sringeri Mutt Chikmagalur Address: Sringeri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, 577139, India

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Sringeri Mutt Chikmagalur Timings

Day Timing
Monday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wedesday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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The astounding beauty of Chikmagalur is nonpareil. The lush green fields, tall standing mountain ranges, and hordes of tourists make the place ever charming. But what adds to the beauty of this district are the religious shrines.

Amid the trekking and bike riding at Chikmagalur, the religious architectural beauty lies in a rustic 8th-century temple- Sringeri Mutt. The presiding deity of Sringeri Mutt is Goddess Sharadamba, the incarnation of Goddess Saraswati, our Goddess of Knowledge. To admire the temple's architecture and bow their head to the deity, thousands of pilgrims visit the Sringeri Mutt every year.

#Trivia: It is one of the four prominent thrones of the Vedas, also known as Amnaya Peethams, built to honour the revered rituals and traditions of the Sanatana Dharma. It was built nearly 12 centuries ago and still stands strong near Chikmagalur.

All about Sringeri Mutt

You will see the Sringeri Mutt resting amid the exquisite beauty of Malnad hills with the river Tunga flowing close. The beautiful Sringeri Mutt of Chikmagalur was built by Sri Adi Shankaracharya and is the first among the four cardinal peethams. The place got its name from the great Rishi Rishyashringa.

The sculpture of Goddess Shardhamba is made of gold and exudes and radiates positive energy all around. It was built to enhance and further propagate the preaching of the Sanatana dharma.

#Trivia: The Sringeri Mutt is the Daksinmnaya Sri Sarada Pitham. It is the first monastery or math of Sri Adi Shankara, where he spent 12 long years teaching and imparting knowledge of the Advaita Vedanta to the world.

Architecture of the Sringeri Mutt

The beautifully designed Sringeri Mutt showcases a perfect blend of the past and the present. Although the monastery was constructed in different phases, the design was solely based on the Dravidian architectural pattern.

It is shaped square but has a main entrance to the temple. It is a three-storied tower with a porch standing inside the premise of the building without the support of pillars. These structures further have single stories built within them.

Now that's what we call an architectural marvel, without using any tools and equipment.

The main idol of Goddess Sharadamba is placed in a seated position and is made up of gold to enhance its beauty. The stone and wooden work done on the temple walls adds to the charm of the Sringeri Mutt. Nearby the temple complex are learning centres for Vedic studies.

The northern and southern banks of the river Tunga have shrines. The three remaining prominent shrines are carefully located in the north region. The reigning pontiff resides on the south bank of the river.

#Trivia: The current and the 36th pontiff is Sri Bharathi Tirtha Svamin.

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History of the Sringeri Mutt

The history of the Sringeri Mutt coming to life is nothing short of a mystical tale. While roaming the vast jungles and mountains across the length and breadth of the country, Sri Adi Shankaracharya chanced upon a sight that left him speechless. His observance of two natural adversaries living and protecting each other in harmony strengthened his resolve to build his first mutt right at that spot.

#Trivia: As the legend goes, his heart and soul melted upon seeing a pregnant frog being protected from her surroundings by a Cobra- her natural enemy. The act of kindness by the Cobra overshadowed his fierceness, making Adi Shankaracharya believe that where they can survive and thrive, we can too.

He acknowledged the purity of the land and decided to build a temple here. Initially, only a tiny idol of Goddess Sharadamba was placed here made of sandalwood. However, the place has developed into a beautiful monastery over the years. It is waiting to welcome every devotee or tourist into its realms.

Festivals at the Sringeri Mutt

Every year the temple witnesses a vibrant gathering at some well-known festivals celebrated here.

Navratri is celebrated every year for 11 days, and the last day of Navratri, i.e. Mahanavmi, sees Shathachandi Homa Poornahuti.

On Vaisaka Krishna Prathipath Mahabhishekam, an offering is given to Shradhamba Devi. In addition, a deepotsava is organized in the Sri Sharada Shrine on the day of Karthika Poornima.

Lalitha Panchami is also celebrated along with a special puja that the Jagadguru performs. In addition, there are special puja's that take place on both Magha Krishna Dwithiya and Magha Tritiya.

Location of Sringeri Mutt

The Mutt is located in the beautiful lush green mountain ranges of Sahyadri, Sringeri, in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. The place is famous among locals and tourists so you would have no difficulty reaching it.

Entry fee and timings of Sringeri Mutt

The devotees can visit the Sringeri Mutt in Chikmagalur in two-time slots- from 6 AM to 2 PM and 4 PM to 9 PM. There is no fee to enter the Mutt, and you can walk in anytime you like. You can donate if you wish, but it is not mandatory.

Best time to visit Sringeri Mutt

You must explore the mesmerizing architecture of the Sringeri Mutt in the winter season. The winters in Chikmagalur last from October to February. Though Chikmagalur has pleasant weather throughout the year, there is an ethereal charm during winters.

The temperature during the winter season is anywhere between 14 to 32 degrees Celsius, making it a perfect time to explore the surroundings and spend a quiet time at the temple.

How to reach Sringeri Mutt

You can reach the Sringeri Mutt by bus or cab. The nearest bus stand to Sringeri is the Chikmagalur bus stand, about 87 km from the main temple. In addition, regular taxis and buses are plying to and from Sringeri every day.

Chikmagalur has no railway station or airport, and the nearest is in Mangalore, which is around 150 km or 3.5 hrs away. Another railway station close to Chikmagalur is Udupi, about 55 km away, and it takes around an hour and a half to reach the temple. You can book a private cab from top car rental companies in Chikmagalur to reach the mutt easily.

Nothing can be more blissful than paying your respects to your creator and the one who helps you in strange ways. The Sringeri Mutt in Chikmagalur is one such place that draws pilgrims from all over the world and is a must-visit place for all devotees or tourists. So whether you are an ardently religious person or a wanderlust, the Sringeri Mutt in Chikmagalur is the destination to be.

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