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SRINGERI SHARADA PEETHA is the southern Advaita Vedanta
Advaita Vedanta
matha or monastery established by Adi Shankara
Adi Shankara
in 8th century AD. The matha is on the banks of the Tunga River
Tunga River
in Chikkamagalur district, Karnataka
Karnataka
, India
India
, 105 kilometers from Mangaluru
Mangaluru
and 303 kilometers from the state capital, Bengaluru
Bengaluru
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 Sources * 5 External links

HISTORY

Sharada temple at Sringeri
Sringeri
Sharada Peetha, Shringeri

Traditionally, Adi Shankara
Adi Shankara
(8th century) is regarded as the greatest teacher and reformer of the Smartha . According to Alf Hiltebeitel , Shankara established the nondualist interpretation of the Upanishads as the touchstone of a revived smartha tradition. The Sringeri Sharada monastery founded by Shankara in Karnataka
Karnataka
is still the centre of Smartha tradition .

Sankara is believed to have envisioned this place as the holiest where a sanke hooded as a umbrella to protect a frog from hot Sun during its labour. This was the first place where Sankara is believed to have established one of the four major mutts.

As per Hindu
Hindu
legend, the place is associated with sage Rishyasringa, son of Vibhandankamuni. He did severe penance at this place, leading to the name Sringeri. The temple was renovated during the regime of Vijayanagara Empire
Vijayanagara Empire
during the 14-16th centuries and later during 1916.

Sureshwaracharya , who was Maṇḍana Miśra in his purvashrama, was installed as the successor of Shankaracharya before the latter resumed his tour to found his three pithas at Puri, Dwaraka and Badrinath.

Vidushekara Bharathi was appointed as Uttaradhikari of the Sringeri Sharadha Peetham by Bharati Thirtha on 23 January 2015. The last five Jagadgurus were:

NAME YEARS AS JAGADGURU PLACE OF BIRTH PURVASHRAMA NAME

Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrusimha Bharati 1872–1912 Mysore
Mysore
Shivaswami

Chandrasekhara Bharati III 1912–1954 Sringeri
Sringeri
Narasimha Sastri

Abhinava Vidyatirtha 1954–1989 Bangalore
Bangalore
Srinivasa Sastri

Bharati Tirtha 1989 – present Narasaraopet Tangirala Sitarama Anjaneyulu

Vidhushekhara Bharati 2015 - present Tirupathi Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasad Sharma

SEE ALSO

* Jagadguru of Sringeri
Sringeri
Sharada Peetham#Guru Parampara * Shri Gaudapadacharya Math * Ramachandrapura Math

REFERENCES

* ^ Rosen 2006 , p. 166. * ^ Hiltebeitel 2002 , p. 29. * ^ A B Harshananda, Swami (2012). Hindu
Hindu
Pilgrim centres (2nd ed.). Bangalore, India: Ramakrishna Math. p. 135-8. ISBN 81-7907-053-0 . * ^ Roodurmum 2002 , p. 29. * ^ Kuppuswami Sastri 1984 . * ^ http://www.sringeri.net * ^ Purvashrama name refers to the name of the Jagadguru before taking Sannyasa
Sannyasa
. * ^ Deccan Herald, Sringeri
Sringeri
seer appoints successor

SOURCES

* Hiltebeitel, Alf (2002). Hinduism. In: Joseph Kitagawa, "The Religious Traditions of Asia: Religion, History, and Culture". Routledge. * Kuppuswami Sastri, S. (1984), Brahmasiddhi, by Maṇḍanamiśra, with commentary by Śankhapāṇī. 2nd ed., Delhi, India: Sri Satguru Publications * Roodurmum, Pulasth Soobah (2002), Bhāmatī and Vivaraṇa Schools of Advaita Vedānta: A Critical Approach, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited * Rosen, Steven (2006), Essential Hinduism, Greenwood Publishing Group

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