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
Sringeri is home to a number of historic temples. Of these, Sri Sharadamba temple and Sri Vidyashankara temple are very prominent.
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.
There is no railway(railroad) connection to Sringeri. Nearest railway stations:
The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport at Bajpe, Mangalore, around 115km from Sringeri.
Sringeri is well-known for home-made products like pickles and pappadams. Banana chips made in Sringeri are very tasty.