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Jagadguru Vani

Acharyal

The greatest impediment to Bhakti is the ego, which repeatedly asserts itself and prevents self-surrender. Thus a man can truly surrender himself to Ishvara only if he annihilates his ego. Repeatedly thinking of Ishvara and practicing spiritual discipline precisely in the manner indicated by the Guru go a long way in effacing the ego and engendering devotion.

– Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamigal

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Sri Jagadguru Vani is a collection of the nectarine sayings of the Jagadgurus of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sri Adi Shankaracharya and Bhagavan Sri Krishna.




Upadesha Lahari

Shishya Sweekara Anugraha Bhashanams

Following is the Anugraha Bhashanam (Benedictory discourse) delivered on the evening of the historic Shishya Sweekaram by both the Jagadgurus, Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji and Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji, respectively.

The Anugraha Bhashanams, both in Kannada are presented with English sub-titles for the benefit of non-kannada speaking audience.


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Sri Sharadamba
Sri Sharadamba – The divinity of Knowledge

Welcome to the website of Jagadguru Shankaracharya Mahasamsthanam, Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri. The Peetham is the first and foremost of the four Peethams established by the renowned 8th century philosopher saint Sri Adi Shankara, the principal exponent of Advaita (non-dualism). The Divinity of Knowledge, Goddess Sharada, installed at Sringeri by Sri Adi Shankara, graces the Peetham as the presiding deity. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal, the 36th in the illustrious and unbroken lineage of Acharyas presently adorns the throne of transcendental wisdom – the Vyakhyana Simhasana, the title associated with the Pontifical Seat of the Peetham. The Jagadguru upholds the activities of the Peetham towards the propagation and sustenance of Sanatana Dharma while pervading the lives of many thousands of disciples as their spiritual guide.

Location

Located amongst the lush green mountain ranges of the Sahyadri, Sringeri is located in the modern day district of Chickmagalur in the state of Karnataka in India.

Sringeri is located at 13.42°N 75.25°E. Click to view Sringeri on a map.

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Jagadguru Shankaracharyas perform Vyasa Puja and take the vow of Chaturmasya Vrata

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The Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahasannidhanam, along with His Uttaradhikari Shishya, Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Sannidhanam, performed Vyasa Puja heralding the beginning of Chaturmasya Vrata, today, on the holy day of Vyasa Purnima also famed as Guru-Purnima, at Narasimha-Vanam, Sringeri amidst sonorous chanting of Vedic Mantras by the scholars of the Sri-Math aswell as students of the Sadvidya Sanjeevini Samskrita Mahapathashala. Following the Vyasa Puja, the Jagadgurus performed the Chaturmasya Vrata Sankalpa and will observe the Chaturmasya Vrata at Sringeri till September 28.

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Following the hoary tradition of the Sri-Math Samsthanam, the Jagadguru will perform special pujas on special occasions viz. Shravana Somavara, Sri Vara-Mahalakshmi Vrata, Sri Krishna Janmashthami, Vamana Jayanti, Ananta Vrata, Vara-Siddhivinayaka Vrata and Uma-Maheshwara Vrata.

During the bright fortnight (Shukla-paksha) of the month of Bhadrapada, the Jagadguru will preside over the Mahaganapati Vakyartha Vidvat Sadas, which was instituted by the 33rd Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji nearly a century ago, for the preservation of the Traditional branches of knowledge and to encourage budding scholars. Scholars of traditional branches of knowledge like Tarka, Vyakarana Mimamsa and Vedanta  will congregate in the August presence of the Jagadguru for a fortnight long deliberations on Shastric matters.

The Chaturmasya will conclude with the Uma-Maheshwara Vrata on Bhadrapada Purnima which falls on September 28, 2015.

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Vijaya Yatra 2012-2013 of the Jagadguru

The Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji undertook a year long Vijaya Yatra of South India, to instill faith and devotion and to bless one and all. In the course of His Vijaya Yatra, the Mahaswamiji visited many important places of pilgrimage, as well as many cities, towns and villages and performed many Kumbhabhishekam or consecration of new shrines aswell as re-consecration of shrines and temples which were renovated.

A documentary was produced by the “Shankara Advaita Research Centre” showcasing important moments and giving the viewer a bird’s eye view of the year long Yatra of the Jagadguru in under one hundred minutes. On the occasion of Guru Purnima, we are pleased to present this video.

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Update on Tour programme of Jagadguru Shankaracharyas

THEIR HOLINESSES JAGADGURU SHANKARACHARYAS of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, will continue to grace Bangalore till 20-Jul-2015. Further details will be updated.

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Dignitaries have Darshan of the Jagadgurus at Bangalore

Various dignitaries had Darshan of the Jagadgurus during their stay extending over five weeks at Bengaluru.

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The Jagadgurus’ camp in Bangalore

Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahasannidhanam and Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Sannidhanam arrived at Bengaluru on 14 June, 2015 to a rousing reception. Dignitaries led by Sri Anant Kumar, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, welcomed the Jagadgurus at the outskirts of Bengaluru. After entering the city, the Jagadgurus were welcomed by a huge gathering of devotees and arrived in a huge procession at the Sringeri Shankara Math, Shankarapuram around 7 pm.

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Tour programme of Jagadguru Shankaracharyas

Ubhaya Jagadgurus

Tour programme of Their Holinesses Jagadguru Shankaracharyas Sri Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahasannidhanam and Sri Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Sannidhanam of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri in the month of June 2015 is available for download below.

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Articles

Ayuta Chandi Mahayaga

The Durga Saptashati is comprised of three Charitras, namely Prathama, Madhyama and Uttama in thirteen chapters. The Prathama Charitra describes the glories of the Divine mother as revealed by a Rishi

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A Devotee’s Offering

Sri Mahasannidhanam Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji, the 35th Jagadguru Shankaracharya in the unbroken lineage of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham, had an innate ability to explain even complex topics lucidly through apt parables from the like the Puranas, Itihasas and other scriptures. On the eve of the Aradhana of Sri Mahasannidhanam, published below is a small yet profound parable elucidated by the Mahaswamiji expounding an aspect devotion of a devotee towards the Omniscient Lord.

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Sri Adi Shankaracharya & the connection between Sringeri, Travancore and Kalady

It was at Kalady that the birth of Sri Shankaracharya took place. It was the great Acharya who arrested and paved the path for the resurgence of the country’s Dharma and restored it to its resplendent glory.

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Kalady’s Rediscoverer & Rediscovery – Part 4

Sri Moolam Tirunal handed over the deed to the officials from Sringeri as an offering to the Mahaswamiji. The Maharaja also sanctioned a sum of Rupees ten-thousand for clearing the land and building a shrine there.

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Kalady’s Rediscoverer & Rediscovery – Part 3

Conferring with the sacred intention of the Guru and without wasting any time, Seshadri Iyer proceeded to the Malabar region. The Madhaviya Shankara Digvijaya – the traditional account of the great saint philosopher clearly pointed about His birthplace as Kalady.

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Stotras

Jaya Deva Jaya Sadgurunatha

Jaya Deva Jaya Sadgurunatha is a bhajan in praise of the Jagadguru Shankaracharya composed in Sanskrit in the same style as Marathi Aratis. Also published is an authentic rendering of the work.

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Sri Adi Shankaracharya Ashtottara Shatanamavali

Ashtottara Shatanamavali of Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya

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Sri Shiva Panchakshara Stotram

Sri Shivapanchakshara Stotram is a five verse hymn composed by Bhagavan Sri Adi Shankaracharya in praise of Lord Shiva. Presented below is the complete stotra to the accompaniment of an authentic rendering.

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Sri Krishnashtakam

Krishnashtakam is a Stotram composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in praise of Lord Sri Krishna. Every verse ends with a sense of surrender and anticipation that Sri Krishna will become the object of one’s sight – that one will be able to have Darshan of Sri Krishna.

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Kanakadhara Stotram

The Kanakadhara Stotram is composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in praise of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi and pray her to shower the wealth to a poor lady.

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Publications

Sri Dakshinamurti Stotram Vol.I

  [click to enlarge]   Language: English Edition: I Year of Publication: 1988 Reprint : 2015 Composed by  : Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya Translation by  : D.S. Subbaramaiya Published by: Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri Pages: 722 + xxxiii pp Bind: Hard Bound Availability: In Stock  

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Tapaschakravarti

Tapaschakravarthy – A Telugu book about the Biography of Jagadguru Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji, the 35th Jagadguru of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham.

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Vasudeva Mananam

Authored by Sri Vasudeva Yati, the style of this book VASUDEVA MANANAM might be very appealing to many, as it is in the form of Question-Answers. The distinction between the self and non-self, the nature of superimposition, the nexus between Jivatman and Paramatman, the three states of consciousness, the five sheeths, the three bodies, are all explained clearly.

Vidwan Sringeri Kavi Sri Narasimha Sharma has translated this book in Kannada.

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Vijaya Yatra (Feb. 26 2012 to Apr. 5 2013)

Our Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji was on Vijaya Yatra between February 2012 to April 2013 across South India. During this period HE graced hundreds of towns and villages, conducted many Dharmic events, fostered Vedic culture and inspired millions of followers of Sanatana Dharma.
This DVD is a compilation of major events of the Vijaya Yatra

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Aparokshanubhuti

Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya has composed many Stotras and Prakarana Granthas. Among them Aparokshanubhuti is one of the best known and most comprehensive work. It is a popular introductory work that expounds Advait Philosophy. Sri Shankaracharya explains the means and the path to directly experience Brahman as the ultimate Truth of one’s own nature.

This English book is the translated work of Sri Jnanananda Bharati Swamiji in a simple and lucid language which will be useful for the beginners of Vedanta study.

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Affiliate News

Book Exhibition in Chennai

Sri Vidyatheertha Foundation, Chennai has arranged for a book exhibition on the Life and Teachings of Sri Sringeri Jagadguru Shankaracharyas at Higginbothams, Chennai. This exhibition was inaugurated on 16th April 2015 by Guru Bhakta Ratnam Sri A.Krishnamoorthy. The exhibition will be open daily till the 15th of May, 2015 from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. […]

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Telecast of 97th Jayanti Mahotsava of Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji

Podhigai Channel of Doordarshan will telecast a report on the 97th Jayanthi Mahotsavam of Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamigal, the 35th Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham on Saturday, 7th March and on Saturday 14th March, 2015 at 9 p.m.

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Shanti Homams on 22nd Nov at Sringeri Shankar Math Pune

With the blessings of the Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji, on Saturday 22nd November 2014, Amavasya day, a Shanti Homam for Shri Ganapathi, Navagraha, Nakshatra, Amruta-Mrutyunjaya and Shri Rudra homam was arranged from 10 AM to 12.30 PM, at Sringeri Shankar Math Pune, followed by Mahaprasadam was distributed.

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Sri Shaneeshwa​ra Shanti Homam at Sringeri Shankar Math Pune

Lord Shaneeshwara has transited to Scorpio on 2nd Nov, 2014 and he will be residing in the same sign till 26th Jan, 2017.

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Online application for Jnanodaya School Pre-Nursery (2015-2016)

Online application for admission (2015-2016) to PRE NURSERY ONLY will be available online at http://www.sringeri.net/jnanodayaschool/ from 15 December 2014 10.00 A.M. to 18 December 2014 05.00 P.M.

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Updates

2015-16 Manmatha Samvatsara Tamil Panchangam

The “Manmatha”-Samvatsara (2015-16) Vakya panchanga (almanac) published by the Sri Math in Tamil is now available for download at http://www.sringeri.net/gallery/downloadables/panchangam. The Kannada panchanga can also be downloaded from the above URL .

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2015-16 Manmatha Samvatsara Kannada Panchanga

The “Manmatha”-Samvatsara (2015-16) panchanga (almanac) published by the Sri Math in Kannada is now available for download at http://www.sringeri.net/gallery/downloadables/panchangam. The Tamil panchangam will be uploaded soon.

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Updated Guru Vandana Shlokas and Birudavali

The Birudavali or the title to the Jagadguru Shankaracharya of the Dakshinamnaya Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham along with Guru-Vandana Shlokas has been updated to include the shloka of the 37th Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji, successor designate anointed by the present Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji. The stotra can be found on the URL below.

http://www.sringeri.net/2009/12/29/stotra/guru/guru-vandanam.htm

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Guru Parampara Wallpaper

To commemorate the historic “Uttaradhikari Shishya Sweekara” by the present Jagadguru Shankaracharya, Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji on Magha Shuddha Tritiya, corresponding to January 23, 2015, published below is an exclusive wallpaper glorifying the hoary Guru-parampara, the unbroken lineage of spiritual preceptors who have graced the Throne of transcendental wisdom at Sringeri.

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Navaratri Wallpaper

On the occasion of Sri Sharada Sharan-Navaratri 2014, published below is an exclusive wallpaper featuring the Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji, in Durbar, along with the newly consecrated Rajagopuram in the background.

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