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Upadesha Lahari

Significance of Sri Shankara Jayanti

On the occasion of Shankara Jayanti on May 15, 2013, Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji enlightens us about the significance of Shankara Jayanti.

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Jagadguru Vani


Let us suppose that a student takes an examination. He would be very much attached to it mentally. If he does not fare well in a particular subject, he gets worried and for that reason will not perform well on the next day also. He who is unattached after dedicating the result to God prepares whole-heartedly. Such a student will prepare well for both the examinations. As he is without worry, he will be better involved in the action.

– 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.


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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.


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.

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Important Announcements

Tour programme of Jagadguru in the months of Nov & Dec 2014

Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji, Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, will undertake short Yatras inside Karnataka and in Goa in the months of November and December 2014. The tour program is available for download.

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Latest Updates


Information of Jagadguru’s camp at Verna

Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji will be gracing Verna, Goa as part of the ongoing short Yatra in Karnataka and Goa.
At Verna, the Jagadguru will be giving Darshan and will perform the Sharada Chandramoulishwara Puja in the precincts of Shree Mahalasa Narayani temple.
Road / Rail and air connectivity  of Shree Mahalasa Narayani Temple [...]

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Naga Sadhus have Darshan of the Jagadguru

The Naga Sadhus of Juna Akhada from Haridwar came for the Darshan of Jagadguru
Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji on the morning of November 3, 2014.

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Aradhana and Rathotsava of Sri Vidyashankara

The Aradhana of the 10th Acharya of the Peetham, Jagadguru Sri Vidyatirtha was observed reverentially on 30th October 2014. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji performed the Aradhana Pooja at noon in the sanctum sanctorum of the magnificent Lord Sri Vidyashankara temple built over the Samadhi location of the Jagadguru.

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Sannyasa Sweekara Day and Go Puja

20th October 2014 (Aashvina Krishna Dwadashi) marked the 40th Sannyasa Sweekara day of Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji. The Jagadguru had Darshan at the temple of Goddess Sharadamba and at all other temples.

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Jayanti of Jagadguru Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji

The Jayantis of the 34th Acharya, Jagadguru Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji and the 35th Acharya, Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji were observed on October 19, 2014 and October 22, 2014 respectively.

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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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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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Sanatana Dharma - Vol.1

His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji has undertaken several tours to spread ‘Sanatana Dharma’ among the masses. The Benedictory courses delivered by Mahaswamiji at various places are compiled, edited and translated by Sri Chandrashekhara Sharma and presented in this Book. In the discourses, HH puts across even the most intricate topics of Dharma in the simple terms to make it easily understandable by all and attain spiritual progress.

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Sanatana Dharma

Compiled, edited and translated in Kannada by Sri Chandrashekhara Sharma, this book contains the excerpts of discourses delivered by Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji on Sanatana Dharma.

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Dharma Jyoti - A short treatise book in Kannada on Sanatana Dharma by Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji. Besides Ashtottaranamavali on Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya, this book also contains various Stotras composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

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Sri Sharada Stotrani

Sri Sharada Stotrani - A Kannada book containing 16 Sanskrit Stotras composed by the Jagadgurus of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham in praise of Sri Sharadamba.

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Translated by Sri Jnanananda Bharati Swamiji, this book is comes in 4 volumes containing the Sanskrit Verse, Tamil Verse and Translation in Tamil for the Brahma Sutra Bhashyam and Vaiyasika Nyayamala.

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Affiliate News

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

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

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Live webcast from chennai - the 97th Jayanthi Mahotsavam of the 35th Jagadguru

Click on the below link to view the Live webcast of the Concluding day function of the 97th Jayanthi Mahotsavam of Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamigal ( 35th Jagadgiuru Shankaracharya of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham } held at Chennai on Sunday, 23rd November, 2014 from 4 p.m. onwards

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Celebration of 97th Jayanthi Mahotsavam of Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji in Chennai

Sri Vidyatheertha Foundation celebrates 97th Jayanthi Mahotsavam of Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamigal from Wednesday, 19th to Sunday, 23 November 2014 at Sri Sringeri Jagadguru Pravachana Mandiram, R.A.Puram, Chennai.

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Jnanodaya Application form availability in Dec. 1st or 2nd week

Application form for Pre-Nursery of Jnanodaya School will be available during 1st or 2nd Week of December 2014.

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Telecast of “Punitha-Bharatam” on 18th October

The quiz competition entitled “Punitha-Bharatam” organized by Sri Vidyatheertha Foundation on the occassion of the 25th Aradhana of the 35th Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji as also the 25th year of Ascension to the Throne of Transcendental Wisdom, of the present Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji, will be telecast on Doordarshan’s “Podhigai Channel” on the 18th of october 2014 at 9:00 PM.

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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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Vyasa-Purnima Wallpaper

On the occassion of Vyasa-purnima (commencement of Chaturmasya Vrata), published below is a wallpaper featuring Bhagavan Sri Veda-Vyasa

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Sri Adi Shankaracharya Wallpaper

On the occassion of Sri (Adi) Shankara Jayanti, published below is a wallpaper featuring Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

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2014 Jaya Samvatsara Tamil Panchangam

The panchangam published by Sri Math for the year 2014-2015 (Jaya Nama Samvatsara) in Tamil, has been uploaded. Those interested may download a copy at the “Panchangam” page. The Tamil panchangam will be uploaded soon.

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Sahasra-Modaka Ganapati Homam Video

Video of vignettes of the Sahasramodaka Ganapati Homam performed at Sringeri on April 1, 2014 (Chaitra Shukla Dvitiya) on the occassion of the commencement of the 64th Vardhanti Mahotsava, has been uploaded to the website at

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