Day trip to Shringeri
MANGALORE – SHRINGERI
Pick up from hotel in Mangalore and drive towards Shringeri. It is 105 km from Mangalore city, covers the distance in just above two hours.
Arrives Shringeri. Upon arrival, Shringeri day trip starts.
Shringeri is a hill town located close to Mangalore city at a distance of 105 km. Shringeri is a world famous temple town on the bank of river Tunga, houses the Sri Sringeri Sarada Peetham, one of the four primary temples of Advaita Vedanta philosophy. It was established by Adi Shankaracharya in eighth century C.E. Apart from the Sarada Math, Shringeri is home to number of other prominent temples such as Sri Sharadamba temple and Sri Vidyashankara temple. Go through the major attractions on day trip to Shringeri from Mangalore.
Shringeri Matha :
One of the prime attractions of Shringeri situated on the banks of Tunga river. The Sringeri Matha is known as Sringeri Sharada Peetha. It is one of the four Hindu Advaita maths established by Adi Shankaracharya. It is also referred to as Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada peetam. It exhibits the exhibits the Hoysala and Dravidian architectural styles. the mutt believes in the tradition of Yajur Veda. The main sanctum of Sringeri Mutt is raised on an elevated circular star-shaped platform. You will also see Vidyatirtha Linga along with twelve pillars symbol of twelve divisions of zodiac. These pillars are set in way that sun rays fall on each pillar in accordance with the month.
Sharadamba Temple :
Sharada Temple is also known as the Sharadamba Temple. It is dedicated to Goddess Sharadamba, the Goddess of wisdom and learning, established by Adi Shankaracharya dating back to the fourteenth century. Vidyaranya is said to have replaced the old sandalwood image with a stone and gold image. Temple houses maha mandapam and several stone pillars engraved with image of Hindu deities. Shakti Ganapati shrine is placed on the south-western side of the temple. Temple was re-built in south Indian style of architecture due to sudden fire that destroyed entire structure.
Vidyashankara temple :
The temple was built by the sage called Vidyaranya in 1338 AD in commemoration of Shankaracharya Vidyashankara, who is said to have resided here in the fourteenth century. Niches in the temple holding a number of sculptures from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythologies. Temple exhibits inscriptions reflect the contributions made by rulers of Viajaynagara Kingdom. Exterior of the temple is also an exhibition of great southern Indian, Dravidian, Chalukyan and Vijayanagara architectural styles.
RETURN TO MANGLORE
Depart from Shringeri.
Arrives Mangalore. Upon arrival, drop at hotel.