Maha Kumbha 2013 : Shringeri Matha

Sringeri, is a hill town and taluk headquarters located in Chikmagalur district in the Indian state of Karnataka, is the site of the first maţha established by Adi Shankaracharya, Hindu theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in the 8th century C.E. It is located on the banks of the river Tunga. It is also referred to as Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada peetam. Following the tradition initiated by Adi Shankaracharya, the maţha is incharge of the Yajur Veda (the Krishna (Black) Yajurveda is more prevalent in South India, over which the maţha has authority in the Smarta tradition).The head of the matha is called Jagadguru (teacher of the world) and also carries the Shankaracharya name as a title.

Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Swami Bharati Teertha ji Maharaj of Sringeri Shri Sharada Peetham

Swami Santhananda with the Sankaracharyas of Shringeri Math
Sringeri Sharadha Temple

Vidyashankara temple from bridge over Tunga, Sringeri in Karnataka

Sharada Temple at the Sringeri Adi shankacharya math in Karnataka

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