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Sringeri Mutt, Chikamagalur
(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We went there for my sons akshara abyasa..this is done before kids start their school. Good experience. Agumbe is just 20 kms from Sringeri...had a chance to see beautiful sunset..must visit place 
  • its best place for spiritual people . one can explore historic temples with great history behind it. 
  • The older temple is in the shape of a chariot. The architecture is phenomenal. There is a dancing platform for the temple dancers of yore. The river on the right of the temple is full of fish which ar...  more »