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Sringeri is a hill town in Karnataka, India. Sringeri is the site of the first maţha established by Adi Shankaracharya, Hindu theologian in the 8th century C.E. It is located on the banks of the river Tungā.


Sringeri has an average elevation of 672 metres (2204 ft).

Places of interest[edit]

Sringeri is home to a number of historic temples. Of these, Sri Sharadamba temple and Sri Vidyashankara temple are very prominent.

Sharadamba temple[edit]

The Sharada temple, dedicated to the Goddess of learning and wisdom, has grown from a simple shrine dating to the time of Adi Shankaracharya. In the fourteenth century, Vidyaranya is said to have replaced the old sandalwood image with a stone and gold image. The temple structure itself continued to be made of wood till the early 20th century. After an unexpected fire that damaged the structure, the current structure was built in the traditional south Indian style of temple architecture.

Get in[edit]

By Road[edit]

Sringeri can be reached from Bangalore. There are KSRTC buses available. It can be reached from Mangalore and Udupi / Manipal also. There are many private buses to Sringeri from Mangalooru and Udipi.

By train[edit]

There is no railway(railroad) connection to Sringeri. Nearest railway stations:

By Air[edit]

The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport at Bajpe, Mangalore, around 115km from Sringeri.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Maruthi Nilaya is an old canteen where they serve tasty idly, chutney, poori and coffee.
  • Malnad Bhattara Mess is another traditional mess.


  • Pooja materials like flowers, fruits, coconuts, incense sticks are all available nearby.

Sringeri is well-known for home-made products like pickles and pappadams. Banana chips made in Sringeri are very tasty.

  • Best place to buy spices, pickles, chips and other home-made products is Vijayanarasimha's store in the main road. This man is the pioneer of this business model.
  • Wooden handicrafts and hand-made incense sticks are available in Srigandha Stores and Srigandha Handicrafts.

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