Shringeri Sharadamba Temple

Devi (Amman) Temple

 

Overview

The temple situated near tunga river. The name is derived from Rishyashringa Sringeri-Giri , a nearby hill who is suspected of having contained the hermitage of Rishi Vibhandaka Rishyashringa and his son. Rishyashringa appears in an episode in the Bala-Kanda of the Ramayana or a story told by Vasishtha, recounted how he brought the rains in the kingdom hit by the drought of Romapada.
 
Sharada Sharadamba Temple
 
The temple dedicated to the Goddess of knowledge and wisdom, is evolved from a simple sanctuary dating back to the time of Adi Shankaracharya. In the fourteenth century, Vidyaranya would have replaced the old image of sandalwood with a stone and Gold image. The structure of the temple itself continues to be made of wood until the beginning of the twentieth century. After an unexpected error of the fire that damaged the structure, the current structure was built in the chettinadu style Indian traditional South of temple architecture.
 
Vidyashankara Vidyashankara Temple
 
The temple was built in commemoration of the sovereign pontiff 1357-58 Vidyashankara, around C. E. . It was built by Vidyaranya, patron of Harihara and Bukka, the brothers who founded the Vijayanagara empire. The niches in the temple have a number of sculptures of the Hindu mythology. Inscriptions in the temple to include the contributions made by several Vijayanagara emperors but the temple has probably been built on a former site Hoysala empire since it combines Hoysala empire Vijayanagara and architectural characteristics. The temple architecture is also an exhibition of the Astronomical expertise of temples of south India medieval Builders. The main temple hall has 12 pillars designated for the 12 signs of the zodiac. The windows and the doors along the walls of the temple are arranged in such a way that the equinoxes reach the deity sunrise views. The north and south doors activate the view sunrise since the lobby during the solstices. THE Vidyashankara Temple was built in the year 1338 A.D. is a unique monument built entirely in stone combining the two Chalukya Hoysala empire () and the Dravidian languages architectural styles. The structure of the stands on a high pedestal and offers a magnificent view on the hills and their slopes all around. It is more or less a rectangle with apisidal ends east-west. On the western side is the Ganapati Garbhagriha, with Vidya on one side and Durga on the other side of the entrance. On the other three sides of the Garbhagriha are sanctuaries of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara with their spouses. In the eastern half of the structure is a mantapa with twelve pillars, huge monoliths carrying large figures and carrying heavy projecting ravens on top. These twelve pillars are marked by the twelve signs of the zodiac in their regular order, and organized in such a way that the rays of the sun fell on each of them in the order of twelve solar months. On the first floor is a large circle, marked with the converging lines to indicate the direction of the shadow. The central ceiling exquisite is a piece of execution with Lotus and feather pecking parrots. The vimana over the increases Garbhagriha beautifully with Sikhara,-kept dumb mahapadama et. The rest of the roof is composed of slab channelled in slope. The basement is richly carved with animals, stories, Siva, puranic Vishnu, Shanmukha meaning Dasavatara, Kali, and so on. From the caves of the corners of the central room of chains of rings of stone hang which is a common characteristic of the period of Vijayanagar.
 
Sri Adi Shankara had constructed four temples on the four sides of the sringeri village.
 
Kala Bhairava Temple in the East
Kere Anjaneya Temple in the West
Kalikamba Temple in the North
Durgamba Temple in the South
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Karnataka
City
Chickmagalur
Location
Sringeri
Address
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Sringeri
Nearest Railway Station
Mangalore Central (MAQ)
Nearest Airport
Mangalore International Airport
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latitude : 12.961299900 longitude :74.890098570
Corporation : Mangalore
GPS Code : VOML
Height
672 metres (2204 ft)

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