Sringeri Temple

Sringeri Temple – Sharada Peetham

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The Sringeri Sharada Peetham or Sringeri Temple is located on the banks of River Tunga in the Chikkamagalur district of Karnataka. was the first of the four Ammaya Peetham established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century AD. The word Ammaya Peetham means “Throne of the Veda”. Sri Adi Shankaracharya established four Peethams or Centers in the four corners of the country to safeguard and propagate the Vedas. The head of the Mutt is called Jagadguru meaning “Teacher of the world”. Although, the sringeri temple was established in the 8th century, the documented history is present only for the period after the 14th century.

The Sringeri Temple Complex is huge and consists of many temples as mentioned below:

  • Sri Sharadamba Temple – The Temple is made of granite stones. The Mahamandapam has huge stone pillars exquisitely carved with deities like Durga, Raja Rajeshwari, Dwarapalakas and Devis which are all sculpted according to the Shilpa Sastras practiced in Tamilnadu. The door of the temple is made of 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 a gold covered idol of Ganapati on the top. It is customary for devotees to first have darshan of Torana Ganapati and then proceed to visit Sri Sharadamba.
  • Sri Vidyashankara Temple – The Temple was built in 1338 AD in the Chalukyan and Dravidian style of architecture. The Garbhagrah is on the west side with Vidya Ganapati and Durga as the main deities. The other three sides are governed by Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
  • Sri Janardhana Temple – The Temple was built around the 9th century. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu as Janardhana. The idol of Lord Janardhana is flanked on both sides by Sridevi and Bhudevi. The idol is covered 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 dedicated to Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Sita is present on the right of the Sri Sharadamba 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.

Sringeri Temple History and Legend

  • Sri Sharadamba is the presiding deity of the town of Sringeri. The original sringeri temple was small with a sandalwood idol of Goddess Sharada installed above a Sri Chakra carved by Adi Shankaracharya. Subsequently, the sringeri temple was renovated and expanded by Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha and Sri Vidyaranya. Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha substituted the sandalwood idol with the present golden idol.
  • Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati raised the present structure in granite with polished granite walls around the sanctum and Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati consecrated the new temple in May 1916.
  • As per the legend related to the origin of the sringeri temple, a mention in the Karma Kanda of Vedas tells us the story of Goddess Sharada and Adi Shankaracharya. As per the story, a noted scholar named Mandanmisra was famous for his debating skills and no one could win the debate with him. Seeing this, Goddess Saraswati descended on Earth as Upaya Bharathi and organized a debate between Shankaracharya and Mandanmisra. The condition was that if Shankaracharya loses the debate, he would marry and have a family and if Mandanmisra loses, he will take up Asceticism. Upaya Bharathi handed each of them a garland and said that whichever garland dries up first, that person will lose the debate.
  • The debate lasted for 17 days and eventually Mandanmisra ‘s garland dried first and he lost the debate. Upaya Bharathi challenged Shankaracharya on a debate on marital life. After a time gap of one month, Shankaracharya won the debate. He begged Upaya Bharathi to follow him to a place he goes to frequently. She obliged on the condition that he will not turn back and look at her otherwise she will stop.
  • Mandanmisra was now a disciple of Shankaracharya and him along with Upaya Bharathi started the journey following him. On reaching the village of Sringeri, he was surprised by an unusual sight on the banks of River Tunga. A cobra was spreading out its hood over a frog in labor pains, to give it a shadow from the scorching mid-day sun. The sound of the anklets stopped and he turned back to look. Shankaracharya immediately installed the Sri Chakra on a rock there and installed Devi with the name Sharada.  The Goddess appeared before him  and said that this would be known as the Sharada Peetham and that she would stay at the Peetam to grace the devotees.  Mandanamisra, now Sureshwara became the first pontiff of Sringeri Sharada Peetam.
  • In the 14th century, royal patronage was given by the Vijayanagara empire. The King granted the Peetham the rights over the secular administration of the land.
  • It is believed that during the Muslim invasion under Malik Kafur, the original idol made of sandalwood was destroyed. During the Vijayanagara period, a gold statue of Sharadamba in a seated posture was installed here.
  • According to the history of the sringeri temple, the 32nd Acharya of the Peetham, Jagadguru Sri Vriddha Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji had a vision of the Ganapati when he was contemplating on resolving and issue in the mutt affairs. He offered prayers to the image of Lord Ganapati carved on the Torana of the door nearby. The problem was resolved immediately. Since then, the Ganapati has come to be worshiped as Torana Ganapati.
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Significance of the Sringeri Temple

  • Sringeri Sharada Peetham is the southern Advaita Vedanta Matt founded by the Sri Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century AD. He had previously established three Matts – Jyotirmath in the North, Puri in the East and Dwarka in the West. Sri Adi Shankaracharya installed the idol of Goddess Sharadamba on the banks of the Tunga river.
  • It is believed that Lord Shiva gifted the crystal Chandramouleeshwara Linga to Sri Adi Shankaracharya. The Linga can still be visited and the Chandramouleeshwara Pooja is performed for the Linga every night at 8:30 PM.
  • It is believed that Goddess Sharadambika is the incarnation of Goddess Saraswati, who came to Earth as Upaya Bharathi. It is a common faith that by worshiping her, one can receive blessings of Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu along with Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.
  • In the eastern half of the structure of Sri Vidyashankara Temple, a mandap with twelve pillars can be seen. Each of them is adorned with twelve signs of the Zodiac in order. These pillars are arranged in such a way that the rays of the sun fall on each of them in order of the 12 solar months.
  • A large Sudarshana Chakra can be seen in the Janardhana Temple in the complex. It is believed that offering prayers to the Chakra can ward off the feelings of enmity towards other human beings. It is also believed to protect devotees from all evil and harm.
  • The ritual of Aksharabhyasa performed here is considered to be sacred and fulfilling. The parents of kids in the age of 2-5 are given a slate and chalk or alternatively, a plate of rice on which they pray to Goddess Saraswati and the Guru to impart good knowledge and education to their children.

Sringeri Mutt

  • Just adjoining the Sringeri Temple, there is a famous monastery known as Sringeri Mutt which was established by Adi Shankaracharya in 8th century.
  • The gurus of the mutt follow Advaita Vedanta philosophy. The gurus believe that the Brahman is the ultimate cosmic spirit and all the gods described 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.

Sringeri Temple Timings

  • Sringeri temple opens at 6 am and closes at 9:15 pm.
  • However there is a mid-afternoon break in Sringeri Temple from 2 pm to 4 pm.
  • Sri Vidyashankara Temple and Sri Torana Ganapati Temple – The Temples open at 7 AM and close at 8:30 PM with mid-afternoon break between 1 PM to 5 PM.
  • Sri Malahaneekareswara Temple – The Temple remains open from 8 AM to 8 PM with Mid-afternoon break between 12 PM to 5 PM.
  • All the other Temples inside the Sharada Matha Complex open at 8:30 AM and close at 7 PM with mid-afternoon break between 12 PM to 5 PM.
  • Darshan of Sri Jagadguru can be done at 10:30 AM in the morning and 5:30 PM in the evening. The darshan timings are subjected to change according to the schedule of Sri Jagadguru’s activities during the day.
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Dress code

It is advised to wear decent cotton clothes during summers (March to Mid-June). The rains start from June onwards when it is recommended to wear full sleeves and jackets. Blankets and Bedsheets must be carried in winters as it gets quite cold here in winters. It is recommended to carry Umbrellas and Torches as the power availability is interrupted frequently.

Festivals at Sringeri Temple

  • Guru Purnima – The Full Moon day in the month of Ashadha in Hindu calendar is named as Guru Purnima. The holy day is dedicated to Guru or the Teacher. On this day, Poojas are offered to the Brahma Vidyacharyas – who have passed down Brahman knowledge to continuous successive generations of Acharya. The Vyasa Pooja is also performed on this day as the Sage Ved Vyasa is considered to be a person with the highest level of intellect. He coded the Vedas into four divisions and composed the Brahmasutras.
  • Chaturmasya Vrata – Traditionally, the Chaturmasya Vrata is observed for a period of two months, usually from July – August. The Sannyasins observe the Vrata and stay at one place to disperse spiritual knowledge to their disciples. During the Vrata period, the Jagadguru observes the following Vratas – Shravana Somvara Vrata, Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata, Gokulashtami Vrata, Vamana Jayanti, Ananta Padmanabha Vrata and Uma Maheshwar Vrata.
  • Sharan Navaratri – The Navaratri Utsav is celebrated with great fervor and zest in The Sringeri Temple complex. The festival is celebrated in a unique way which is a must see in anyone’s lifetime. On the day before Navaratri, a Maha Abhishekam will be performed for Goddess Sharadamba. The Rudrabhishekam and 108 Abhishekam will be followed by an offering of several Alankaras to the Goddess. They are Jagatprasutika Alankaram ( the day before Navaratri), Brahmi, Maheshwari, Koumari, Vaishnavi, Indrani, Veena Sharada, Mohini, Rajarajeshwari, Chamunda, and Gajalakshmi. Several Parayanas (Readings) are also performed such as of the Vedas and the Gita. Cultural music programs are also held at the Sringeri Temple Complex.
  • Vidyathirtha Rathotsava – This festival is celebrated for seven days at the Sringeri Temple during the Kartik Shukla Paksha (November). Several Poojas and Aradhanas are performed on the special days of Shashti, Saptami and Ashtami of the month.
  • Besides the above main festivals mentioned, other festivals celebrated on a grand scale at the Sringeri Temple are Makara Sankranthi, Maha Shivaratri, Ugadi, Ram Navami, Narasimha Jayanti, Janmashtami, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Jagadguru Jayanti, Deepavali, and Kartik Somavara Pooja.

Sringeri Temple Poojas and Rituals

  • Chandramouleeshwara Pooja – The Trikala Nitya Pooja of the holy Linga of Sri Chandramouleeshwara and of Sri Chakra is performed every night at the Sringeri Temple.
  • Sri Adi Shankaracharya Ashtottara Shatanamavali – This is the list of 108 names of Sri Adi Shankaracharya that has been passed down by the previous generations. This Stotra is recited daily at the Sringeri Math in the temple dedicated to Sri Adi Shankaracharya as part of daily Pooja.
  • Gita Gyana Yagna – The Gita Gyana Yagna scheme has been started by the Sri Sharada Peetham in which any individual who can recite the 700 Shlokas mentioned in the Gita will be rewarded with Rupees 21,000 and a certificate. The attempt can also be split into 3 days.
  • Ashtottara Seva – The devotees can perform the Ashtottara ceremony in all the Temples of the complex to their respective presiding deities. Ashtottara means reciting of the 108 names of Gods such as Ganesha, Vishnu, Durga, and Shiva.
  • Dindi Deeparadana (Suvasini Pooja) – This Pooja can be performed by devotees at the Sringeri Temple. The Suvasini Pooja is done by worshiping a married woman as a representation of Goddess Durga. The woman is offered meals, fruits, clothes, and Dakshina.
  • Udayastamana Pooja – This is a unique type of Pooja performed for one full day, starting from dawn till dusk. There is a total of 18 Poojas done for the devotees throughout the day.
  • Rudrabhishekam – This Pooja is performed to please Lord Shiva and to get his blessings. The Pooja is done to relieve one of his or her sins and bring prosperity to the family. The Pooja can be offered at the Sri Shankaracharya Temple, Sri Vidyashankara Temple and Sri Balasubramanya Temple.
  • Panchamrutha Abhishekam – It is a ritual in which the idols of the God are bathed with five items (Panch amrit)- Milk, Curd, Honey, Sugar, and Ghee. The ritual can be performed at all the Temples in the complex including the Sringeri Temple.
  • Aksharabhyasam

    The couples with children of age 2.5 – 5 years can perform the Seva as a start to the education of their children at the Sringeri Temple. The timings are from 8 am to 1 pm and the cost is Rs.250. The performing of this ritual is special because the presiding deity Sri Sharadamba is Goddess of intelligence and knowledge.

How to reach Sringeri Temple: Road, Rail and Air

  • By Air – The Mangalore airport is the nearest airport to Sringeri Temple from where regular buses are available.
  • By Train – Shimoga and Kadur are the nearest railway stations. One can take a bus or a private taxi to reach the temple town from there.
  • By Road – The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses are available from all major towns and cities in Karnataka like Bengaluru, Mangalore, Udupi, Mysore, Shimoga, and Dharmasthala.

Bangalore to Sringeri: How to Reach

  • By Air – Fly from Bangalore International Airport to the Bajpe International Airport at Mangalore. There are regular buses available from Mangalore.
  • By Train – Take a train from Bangalore to Mangalore or Shimoga. One can take a bus or a private taxi to reach the temple town from there.
  • By Road – The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates regular buses from Bangalore Bus Station.

Sringeri Temple Hotels: Where to stay

The devotees can stay comfortably in any one of the seven Guest Houses constructed by the Sri Sharada Peetham. Normal rooms and dormitories are available for use at nominal rates. Advance booking is not allowed. The rooms can be booked only on first come first serve basis. For booking of rooms, pilgrims need to contact the Information office located near the Temple main entrance.

A large number of small guest houses and hotels are available for private accommodation.

Where to eat near Sringeri Temple

Under the leadership of Sri Sharada Peetham, a dining hall by the name of “Sri Bharathi Theertha Prasada” has been built near the Sharada Temple. Food is served to all devotees in the afternoon between 12:15 PM to 2:30 PM and at night between 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM.

A few private restaurants are available near the Temple Complex. The cuisine offered is mainly South Indian.

Nearby Temples

  • Sri Malahanikareshwara Temple – The Temple is perched on top of a hillock. The devotees have to climb 156 steps reach the Temple. The Temple is dedicated to the Linga of Malahanikeshwara who is known as the destroyer of impurities in the soul of a person.
  • The Rishyasringa Temple at Kigga – The town of Kigga is situated 9 km away from Sringeri. The presiding deity of the significant temple is Rishyasringa and his wife Santa. It is believed that he caused rainfall in the drought-stricken kingdom of Romapada. King Dasaratha (Lord Rama’s father) invited Rishyasringa to be the presiding priest at the sacrifice he conducted to obtain sons. The Shiva Linga in the Temple has horns. The ancient Vashishtha Ashram is also situated in the town.
  • Anegudde – The place is famous for its two temples – The Mahalingeshwara Temple and the Anegudde Vinayaka Temple. The place is also known as Kumbhashi as this is the place where Kumbhasura was slain. It is one of the seven places in a collective region called “Parashurama Srishti”, the creation of Saint Parashurama.
  • Horanadu – The Temple dedicated to Goddess Annapoorneshwari is located in the beautiful town called Horanadu. Everybody who visits this shrine is provided with food and is offered a place to sleep or rest. The idol depicts the Goddess Annapoorneshwari standing on a pedestal with Shanku, Chakra, Sri Chakra and Devi Gayathri in her four hands.
  • Kalasa – The town is home to the Kalasheshwara Temple. The Temple is surrounded by the Bhadra River on 3 sides giving the land where the temple is built, a pot-like shape. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to legends, Sage Agasthya made Kalasa as his home but wanted to witness the wedding of Shiva and Parvathi. Lord Shiva obliged and gave a boon to Agasthya using which he was able to watch the wedding from Kalasa.
  • Kollur Mookambika Temple – The famous and revered Sri Mookambikai Temple is located in Kollur. The presiding deity is Goddess Mookambikai also known as Devi and in front of her idol, is a Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. The unique feature of the Linga is that it is divided into two unequal parts – The Smaller right part represents Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and the larger Left part represents Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.
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89 replies
  1. Chaithra shetty says:

    I want to do aksharaabhyas of my daughter Mrunaali on 21st of May that is coming Sunday…. Her nakshathra is makha and Rashi simha

  2. Rashmi says:

    Hi All,

    We want to do Aksharabhyasam for our daughter on 28th April 2017 after 10:30am as the day leads to Akshaya Tritiya. Is this is possible? Can we manage to do it within the temple’s Aksharabhyasam department?

    Her name is Tanishkka, born on 7th Feb 2015 at 5:54 am in Davangere.

    Few were telling, this year Akshaya Tritiya is falling on Saturday and with badluck. Is this is true? Since we are staying in Vizag, we planned for this long back n these comments disturbed us a lot.

    Please do reply.

    Santhosh and Rashmi

  3. ASHITHA .B M says:

    Hi sir /madam , I would like to do akshyarabhyasa at sringeri for my daughter on 12th may 2017. Can we come on this date please tell us. my daughter name is DHANVI.BK. dob is 19th june 2014. Thanks in advance.

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Ashitha, 12 May 2017 is a great day for your daughter. Please go ahead and plan. Call us on 7977184437 if you need any assistance for transport or hotels.

  4. Balachandra Dharmavaram says:

    Hi Sir/ Madam, I would like to do Akshyarabhyasa for my son. In March or Apr 2017. He will be completing 3 years by March 2nd, 2017.

    My son name – Dhathvik
    Date of birth – 02nd March 2014

    Can you please suggest me the good date and timing for do ashyarabyasa to my son. And also please suggest me about accommodation.

    Balachandra D.
    Cell 9739047930

  5. Deepa says:

    Hi my daughter name is Lekhana L her DOB is 10/10/2014 8:12 PM IST can you please suggest which will be the good date in coming days to perform aksharabyasa?

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Deepa, Every day is auspicious when you are doing it in front of Sharadamba. Please choose any Friday which is not Amavasya.

  6. Tejashwini says:

    we are planning for Aksharabyasam for my son in october month. we are unaware of the rules and regulations please guide me and also regarding the dates (which date will be good for the same)

    From Bangalore

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Tejashwini, Any day is auspicious since you are doing it infront of Sharadamba. Try and avoid Navaratri time since there will be huge crowds. The kid has to be between 2.5 and 5 years. Mail us on if you have any more questions.

  7. Dilip Kumar says:

    Dear Sasi,

    We want to get blessings from Sharadamba, and get aksharabhyasam for my son Master Haneesh, and we have planned for Vijayadashami i.e October 11th, we are 5 adults and 1 child visiting, can you let us know we will get accommodation there as it will be busiest day in the month with a lot of people visiting.

    Thanks in advance,

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Dilip, Vijayadasami is the most popular time at this temple. It will be very difficult to find accommodation. I suggest you book in advance. There are very few hotel options available near this temple. Alternatively, you can stay in Mangalore and visit this temple.

  8. B.Bhargavaram says:

    Your great service on helping the pilgrims by giving the required information is highly commendable. We are planning to have AKSHARAABHYAASA to my grandson on 14th. Sunday of this month. That is day after tomorrow. We will be leaving Bengaluru and reach shringeri on 13th evening. Can you help us in finding accommodation for 4 +2 children.
    We know about the temple formalities and fee etc. Please reply.

  9. gayathri says:

    i would like to perform aksharaabhysa at shringeri temple in october 2016 for my 2.6 yrs daughter. kindly let me know the dates

  10. Siva says:

    Hi Sir,

    We would like to perform Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri temple Toronto for my daughter in August 2016. Please let us know good dates in Aug 2016. Her details are below:

    Name: Lakshmi Ruthvika
    Date of Birth: 03-Nov-2013
    Star: Swathi
    Raasi: Tula
    Place of Birth: Hyderabad and time is 6:42 AM

    Currently we are in Toronto,Canada .So please let us know good day to perform Aksharabhyasam at sringeri temple,toronto.

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Siva, Please plan for Aug 5th or Aug 12th. Both are Friday’s and fall in Shravan Month. Very auspicious days.

  11. Krithikha says:

    Hi Myoksha,

    My daughter would be 2.3 years old during Vijyadasami (10 Oct 2016). I would like to do her Aksharabyasam at Sringeri on this date. Is it mandatory to complete 2.5 years ? What is the feasibility of having it on vijayadasami? Kindly let know your thoughts/suggestions .

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Krithikha, Vijayadasami is a great day to do Aksharabhyasam. It is suggested to complete 2.5 years but we see children less than that age doing Aksharabhyasam there. Only thing to keep in mind is that there will be a lot of rush due to the festival. So please make all your arrangements in advance. We will be happy to arrange your transport and accommodation. If you need our help, call us on 07045876311.

  12. Banu says:

    Dear sasi,we would like to aksharabysanam to our daughter who is 2.8 yrs old.please suggest the auspicious date in August. Is Aug 6 or 7 is good for doing aksharabysanam. Please suggest us.we also need suggestion how to plan for accommodation. Please suggest us

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Banu, Both Aug 6 and 7 are good. Plan at your convenience. Call us on 07045876311 regarding your accommodation.

  13. Dhanalakshmi Kintali says:

    Dear sir,
    we would like to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my daughter Sharanya in August. Could you please guide us an auspicious date for that.
    Is Aug 12th(varalakshmi vratham) good for aksharabhyasam.
    My daughter’s data of birth is 18 Feb 2014, 9 PM.
    Please suggest a date.

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Dhanalakshmi, August 12th is a great day. Please plan for that day. Remember that it’s a long weekend, so there will be a lot of rush. So make your travel and accommodation arrangements as soon as possible. We can help you plan your arrangements. Call us on 07045876311 if you need our assistance.

  14. Shilpa says:

    I’m planning to do aksharabhyasam for my son aged 2.5yrs on 19 July guru purnami day.. Is it auspicious for performing aksharabhyasam.. Thanks..

  15. Bhaskar says:

    we are planning to Aksharabyasam to my kid on June 22 or 23 rd 2016. My kid age is 2.6 years.
    So can you please confirm which date is good one either 22 or 23 rd ?


  16. Shilpa says:

    I’m planning to do aksharabhyasam for my son aged 2.5yrs on 19 July guru purnami day.. Is it auspicious for performing aksharabhyasam.. Thanks..

  17. Guru Prasad says:

    Hi ,
    I am planning for my kids aksharabhyasam on June 20th 2016 Monday. I need some assistance on this. Probably we need accomodations for the same.

  18. santosh kumar.S says:

    We would like to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my Daughter she age 2.7y – IN MAY 2016. Could you please suggest us is this days is auspicious date for to perform Aksharabhyasam.

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Santosh, Any day is auspicious when you do the Aksharabhyasam infront of Sringeri Sharadamba. It is performed on all days except the day of Amavasya. So please plan according to your convenience. Also, Please contact us if you need any assistance in transportation or accommodation.

  19. G Sankar Rao says:

    Dear sir,

    We would like to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my 2 Son’s, in coming month June 4th – 2016. Could you please suggest us is this day is auspicious date for to perform Aksharabhyasam.

    This is our dream to perform aksharabhyasam to my 2 son’s at sringeri.

    My elder son age is 3.7 years and younger son age is 2.4 years, can you I know is my younger son eligible for aksharabhyasam.

    We would like to book aksharabhyasam ticket and accomidation in advance, could you provide us more details on this.

    Thanks in advance for your support.

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Sankar, We have sent you an email with all the details. Please check and call us if you have any questions.

  20. kumuda says:

    We are planning to perform our son’s upanayana ceremony in Sringeri Mutt next year. Would like to know about the facilities available to perform the same.

    Thanks in advance for your suggesstions.

  21. Nagababu says:

    Dear Myoksha,
    My Son is 2.6 yrs Old. We planning to have aksharabyasa on 2nd may’2016 as elders suggested..Is it good day to go ahead. As i am not aware of the these things. Plz guide.

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Nagababu, May 2nd is a good day to do Aksharabhyasam. Please proceed. Let us know if you need any help in accommodation or transportation arrangements.

  22. Mounika Devi Puppala says:

    We are planning to visit sringeri temple tomorrow 22nd April for my daughter sarika Aksharabhyasam.
    Priest kept the murhutham for aksharabhyasam on Friday morning at 6:00 AM.
    Is it possible to perform aksharabhyasam at morning 6:00 at sringeri temple.
    Please let us know the temple timings.Thank you.

  23. Asha.S says:


    Hello Sir,

    We are planning to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my son on 9th May 2016 who is 2.8 years! It’s being akshaya tritiya that day and we are coming from very long distance. I wish to know whether there will be huge crowd because of Akshaya tritiya and is there any option to reserve time slot over phone or email.

    Anticipating for your reply, Thank you in Advance.

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Asha, May 9th is a great day to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri. As you guessed, there will be more than usual rush at the temple. There is no advance booking available. Please reach Sringeri by 8th evening and purchase the ticket for 9th morning. However it is better to book a room in advance due to the heavy rush. Please call us if you need assistance in booking accommodation or transportation.

  24. Kishori says:

    Dear Sir
    We plan to do aksharabhyasam on May9 2016 for my son who is 2.6 years! It being akshaya tritiya that day..till what time are the tickets sold on that day??Is there a limit to the number of children for the ritual?? Is it preferable to buy tickets a day before ?
    Thank you

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Kishori, May 9th is a very auspicious day to do Aksharabyasam for your son. The timings are from 8am to 1pm. There is no limit to the number of tickets sold. Reach as early as possible in the morning and purchase the ticket.

  25. srilakshmi says:

    Dear sir my son name is rakhesh kaarthik and his dob 03-08-2013 and tob is 11:52am at nellore . We are planning to conduct his aksharabhyasam at sringeri .kindly suggest us the auspicious days in april and may 2016.kindly do the needful

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Srilakshmi, Any day is auspicious when you do the Aksharabhyasam infront of Sringeri Sharadamba. It is performed on all days except the day of Amavasya. So please plan according to your convenience. Also, Please contact us if you need any assistance in transportation or accommodation.

  26. gopal says:

    Dear sir,

    we would like to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my daughter, in coming month May 9 – 2016 (on occasion of Akshaya Tritiya) . Could you please suggest us is this day is auspicious date for to perform Aksharabhyasam.

    This is our dream to perform aksharabhyasam to my daughter at sringeri.

    Thanks in advance for your support.

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Gopal, It’s a great day to perform Aksharabhyasam. Please go ahead and plan for it. Please let us know if we can help you in making any transportation or accommodation arrangements.

  27. Swathi says:

    Will the aksharabyasam be performed in groups or can we arrange for separate puja for us alone?? Do we need to carry rice to perform the puja??

    • Sasi says:

      Dear Swathi, Aksharabhyasam is performed in groups. We do not think you can arrange for a separate pooja. No need to carry rice. They will provide it. You can carry a slate and chalk if you wish.

  28. Gurunath says:

    Hello Sir,

    I’m Gurunath and I want to get my daughter’s (age=2.2 yrs) AksharaAbhyasam done at Shankapuram Shankara Mutta on Sunday 10th April.
    Can we book any slot online for the same ? As I dont see any option on the website though.

    • Myoksha says:

      Dear Gurunath, There is no online advance booking for doing Aksharabhyasam at Shankapuram. Please go directly to the place in the morning and do the ritual.

  29. Basavarajappa B says:

    Dear Sir,
    My son name is Rohit, DOB. 25.4.2013 9.PM. We would like to do Aksharabhyasa at Sringeri before 25th April 2016.
    Please suggest auspicious day for this.
    We will plan accordingly.

    Please help.
    Thanks in advance.
    Basavarajappa B

    • Myoksha says:

      Dear Basavarajappa, Everyday is auspicious when you do the Aksharabhyasam in the presence of Sharadamba. Please plan a day at your convenience. Fridays are good.

  30. Shilpa says:

    Hello sir,
    My son is 3.8 yrs and we need to do akshara abyasa fr him during summer vacation as he isgng to school nw is thr any othr seva fr benefit of childs education pls inform….

    • Myoksha says:

      Hi Shilpa, Aksharabhyasam is the best ritual you can do for your child’s education. Please go ahead and plan it at Sringeri. Call us if you need any help in planning.

  31. Devikiran Hegde says:

    Dear Sir,

    We are planning to do Aksharabhyasa for my son on May 9th on Akshaya Tritiya day. He will be completing 2years 3 month. Can we do it ? As you clauses says 2.5 years? Also if you could help us provide some details on accommodation near the temple that would be helpful. Thanks for all your guidance & Support

    • Myoksha says:

      Dear Devikiran, It’s a great day to do Aksharabhyasam for your son. Please call us on 09987769657 and we will assist you with the pooja and accommodation.

  32. Asha Gajendra says:

    Dear Sringeri Sharada Peeta,

    We are planning for our son’s aksharabhaysa on 5th march 2016, please suggest me is that ok are any other day he is 2.6yrs, please reply as soon as possible

  33. Shalini Reddy says:

    Dear sringeri peetam

    we are planning for my daughter aksharabyasam on vasanta panchmi(13 feb 2016),do we need to book in advance
    could you please send me the timings.

    • Myoksha says:

      Dear Shalini, Vasanta Panchami is one of the most auspicious days to do Aksharabhyasam for your daughter. There is no advance booking facility. You just need to purchase the ticket at the temple the evening before or the morning of the event. Since it’s vasanta panchami, a lot of devotees are expected. So it is advisable to purchase the ticket the evening before. The timings of the Aksharabhyasam are from 8am to 1pm.

      Please let us know if you need any transportation or hotel arrangements.

  34. deepak says:

    We have not children what to do pls help us we spent lots of money on medicine like Ayurveda homepathi and unani and many more

  35. Sandy says:

    I would like to know if Aksharabhyasam will be performed on Jan 1st in the temple? If so, kindly let us know if it is going to be a different procedure or taking longer during this time as it will be crowded. We are planning to come there anytime between Dec31st and Jan 2nd for Aksharbhyasam, Kindly confirm it the pooja will be performed daily during the above dates?

    • Myoksha says:

      Aksharabhyasam is performed on all days except on the day of Amavasya. Generally January 1st is more crowded than usual. The procedure will be the same. Please contact us on 9987769657 to know more details

    • Myoksha says:

      Dear Swathi, The required items will be provided when you purchase the aksharabhyasam ticket from the temple counter. You don’t need to carry anything. However, you may carry a slate and chalk if you may like.

  36. Rajashree says:

    My daughter is 2.5 Years old now. We plan to get her Aksharabhyasam done in February next year. I heard Vasanth Panchamani day is auspicious day for this. Could you please suggest if we can go ahead for this date and kindly suggest us the time also. Will there be more crowd expected on this day? If so kindly guide us for the booking/how long we may ahve to wait in the queue?

    • Myoksha says:

      Dear Rajashree, Vasanth Panchami is one of the most auspicious days to do aksharabhyasam. Please go ahead and plan for this day. The aksharabhyasam timings are between 8am to 1pm. There is no advance booking facility. You can directly purchase the ticket (Rs.250) at the seva counter on the day of the event. More than usual crowd is expected that day since it is a very auspicious day for conducting aksharabhaysam.
      Myoksha is a tour operator specialising in pilgrimage tours. We suggest that you explore the nearby temples like Kukke Subramanya, Dharmasthala and Horanadu during your trip. We will be glad to help you with the arrangements. Send a mail to

    • Rajashree says:

      Hi Myoksha, Thanks for your response! I have mailed to the said email-id on my concerns for the nearby tourism. Could you also please let me know what are all the Pooja items that we are supposed to carry for the Aksharabhyasam activity? How long this Aksharabhyasam will happen? is it done in bulk for all or specifically for individuals separately? Do you have any gallery or video of this, by any chance?

  37. Vishnumurthy says:

    My grand daughter born on Vijaya Dashami. She completes 2 year. Somebody told not to perform AKSHARABYSA on PITRUPAKSH. KINDLY clarify so that we perform at Sringeri.

  38. Aravind Anandam says:

    I would like to visit Sringeri during dussera for my daughter’s aksharabyasam.. will it be performed on that day. and do i need to book in advance.
    Please suggest me.

    • Myoksha says:

      Dear Aravind, There is no advance booking for Aksharabhyasam. You need to go to the temple in person and purchase the tickets. The service is usually performed from 8am to 1pm. Keep in mind that during Dasara Navratri, the temple receives a lot of devotees. So the wait time will be longer than usual but you can get it done on the same day.

  39. vijaya says:

    my son is now 20 months old, we want to go sringeri for Akshrabhyasa.
    in your previous post you mentioned that they do only for children above 2.5 years.
    please confirm. accordingly we shall plan for a visit

    • Myoksha says:

      Dear Vijaya, The official policy of the temple is 2.5 years. But we still see children under 2 years come and do aksharabhyasam without any issues. So, consider it and please take a call accordingly.

    • Myoksha says:

      Dear Krishna, There is no railway connection to Sringeri. Udupi and Shivamogga are nearest railway stations. Sringeri can be reached from Bangalore . There are KSRTC buses available. It can be reached from Mangalore and Udupi / Manipal also. There are many private buses to Sringeri from Mangalore and Udupi.

      Please let us know if you need any other information or any help in organising the tour for your parents.

    • Myoksha says:

      Dear Vijaya, Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri is done for children above 2.5 years. Any day other than amavasya is good.

      Please let us know if you need any assistance in organising the Aksharabhyasam.

    • Jagan says:

      Dear sir,
      we would like to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my son, next year feb/march. Could you please guide us an auspicious date for that. We live in Netherlands. If we know beforehand, we plan accordingly and come there prepared.

      This is our dream to perform aksharabhyasam to my son at sringeri.

      Thanks in advance for your support.

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