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Sringeri Mutt, Chikamagalur

(4.7/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Beautiful temple , absolutely divine very well organised Darshan. These are ghat roads so avoid going in the night or late evening  more »
  • The stone temple with its rock carvings with the background of the Western Ghats with the river Tunga flowing by the side - a sight to hold for life! Not to miss: feeding fishes in the river - they ar...  more »
  • I had visited this temple for my daughter aksharabhysan and it was done very well and also had the nice darshan of goddess saraswati. For aksharabhysan you need to visit between 8 AM to 1 PM on daily ...  more »