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Sringeri Mutt, Chikamagalur

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Home to many historic temples and the first “matha” (a Hindu monastery), Sringeri Mutt was founded by Adi Shankara, a theologian and a pioneer of Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Legend has it that the ancient teacher chose this site for his spiritual sanctuary when he saw a cobra providing shelter to a spawning frog. Sited on the riverbank 670 m (2,204 ft) above sea level, the complex provides calm and serene ambiance for roaming and meditation. The oldest temples date back to the 8th century. Look for the one that features 12 pillars engraved by skillfully crafted zodiacal symbols. Use our Chikamagalur trip itinerary builder to visit Sringeri Mutt on your trip to Chikamagalur, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • One of the finest temple of India with zero commercialisation which is really rare these days. The right thing to do is to experience yourself, please pack your bags , start right now, it will take ab...  read more »
  • Well, there is nothing new to share about Sringeri which is already well known. We had been during Devi Navaratris and the experience was awesome. 
  • I've been wanting to visit this particular temple for the last 3 years, eversince I read an article on it. I thank the almighty above and our wonderful driver for making the effort and making my dream...  read more »
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