Sringeri

Sringeri or Shringeri, as it is called is a hill town situated in the Chikkamagaluru area of Karnataka. It is the site of the first Matha-Sringeri Sharada Peeta, built up by Adi Shankara-the incomparable Indian scholar and example of the Advaita Vedanta theory, in 18th century CE.

Adi Shankara, otherwise called Adi Shankaracharya was conceived either in a town named Kaladi in the province of Karnataka or in a spot called Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu and went all through the Indian subcontinent. He is credited for finding the four Mathas (aside from Sringeri) in the northern (Jyotirmath, close Badrinath), eastern (Puri) and western (Dwarka) quarters of India-in this way advancing verifiable advancement, restoration and spread of Advaita Vedanta.

Places to visit in Sringeri are Kigga, Sarada Temple, Sringeri Mutt, Horanadu, Vidyashankara Temple, Adi Shankara Temple and more.