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Sringeri Mutt, Chikamagalur

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Religious Site
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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  • Age old temple in all its glory. Navaratri festival is the best time to visit. River is clean. Temple is very tidy.  more »
  • An exemplary piece of history and a place where every devout Hindu should definitely visit and be inspired by the work and decision of Adi Shankaracharya.  more »
  • Nice Devotional Place to visit. Historical Place. Well Managed. Philosophically, Culturally you will feel good. I had the opportunity to visit this place before our daughter started school. We had a n...  more »