Here is the list of temples inside Sringeri Temple Complex:
Sri Sharadamba Temple – The Temple consists of granite stones. The Mahamandapam also has huge stone pillars and have carvings of deities like Durga, Raja Rajeshwari, Dwarapalakas and Devis according to the Shilpa Sastras. The door of the temple has Gold covering and is unique because it has 8 panels with figures of Ashtalakshmi inscribed on them.
Sri Torana Ganapati Temple – The unique shrine is a simple silver door with an idol of Ganapati on the top. It is also customary for devotees to first have darshan of Torana Ganapati and then proceed to visit Sri Sharadamba.
Sri Vidyashankara Temple – The Temple exists since 1338 AD and shows Chalukyan and Dravidian style of architecture. The Garbhagrah is on the west side with Vidya Ganapati and Durga as the main deities. Also, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva govern the other three sides.
Sri Janardhana Temple – The Temple exists since the 9th century. The Temple is for Lord Vishnu as Janardhana. The idol of Lord Janardhana has Sridevi and Bhudevi on both sides. Priests cover the idol with Sandal paste throughout the year.
Sri Adi Shankaracharya Temple – The idol of Sri Adi Shankaracharya is present in a pose of a Yogasana with four disciples and a Shiva Linga in front.
Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple – A small Temple for Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Sita is present on the right of the temple.
Besides these Temples, Sri Adi Shankaracharya established four guardian deities in the four directions to protect the town. They are Kalabhairava in the East, Anjaneya in the West, Durga in the South, and Kalikamba in North.
What is Sringeri Mutt?
Near Sringeri Temple, there is a famous monastery known as Sringeri Mutt which was established by Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century. Gurus of the mutt follow Advaita Vedanta philosophy. The gurus believe that the Brahman is the ultimate cosmic spirit and all gods in scriptures are just manifestations of Brahman.
They believe in the innermost self of the human being – Aham Brahma Asmi, which means “I am the Universal spirit”.
The gurus at the mutt teach that an individual must imbibe the good habits of the guru in addition to revering and listening to the guru’s teachings.
The mutt has produced so many scholars. The swamis of this matha consider themselves as the descendants of Sri Adi Shankaracharya.
The mutt runs a few colleges and a hospital. It also maintains some temples and Vedic schools across India. The Sringeri temple is maintained by the mutt. The mutt also strives hard to preserve the natural beauty of Sringeri.
Here is everything you want to know about Sringeri Temple
- Sringeri Temple Timings and Dress Code
- Aksharabhyasam in Sringeri Temple
- List of all temples inside Sringeri
- Sringeri Temple History
- Sringeri Temple Sevas
- Festivals celebrated in Sringeri
- Sringeri Temple Accommodation
- How to Reach Sringeri Temple?
- Places to visit near Sringeri