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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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Upadesha Lahari is a growing compendium of speeches and discourses of the Jagadgurus of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham.



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Jagadguru Vani


A person who hears about the condemnation of another incurs sin. What need be said about the sin incurred by a man who actually engages in nit picking?

– Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada

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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.


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Important Announcements

First Release of Advaita Sharada Project

The first release of the Advaita Sharada Project inaugurated by Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji on Shankara Jayanti (4th May 2014) can be accessed at The first release contains a hyperlinked searchable version of the Prasthanatraya Bhashyams of Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

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Rajagopuram Kumbhabhisheka Video

Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji performed the Kumbhabhisheka of the Rajagopuram and consecrated Sri Torana Ganapati at the newly erected granite temple on June 8, 2104.  A video documenting this historic event is now online.  It is a high definition (HD) video, so if you have a high speed internet connection, please turn [...]

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Jagadguru performs Vyasapuja and Chaturmasya Sankalpa at Sringeri

On 12th July 2014, Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji performed Vyasa Puja as per the tradition and took the Chaturmasya Sankalpa in Narasimhavanam, Sringeri.

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Guruparampara Stotram Online

On the occasion of Guru Poornima, we are releasing a rendering of the Guruparampara Stotram of Sringeri Sharada Peetham.  This Stotram is available on our YouTube channel as two versions:
1.  Regular Version
2.  Learning Version
The link to the text and meaning of the Stotrams is provided in the video description.  Or you can directly go here: [...]

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The 135th Aradhana of Jagadguru Sri Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji

Jagadguru offering special worship on the occasion of 135 the Aradhana of 32nd Jagadguru
The 135th Aradhana of the 32nd Acharya of Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Jagadguru Sri Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji was observed with devotion at Sringeri on 30th May 2014. Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji offered special worship at the Adhisthanam of His Parapara Guru, accompanied [...]

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The Jagadguru graces Ullur & Hattikuddru in Kundapura

Jagadguru Mahaswamiji after performing Kumbhabhisheka at the Ulluru Sri Karthikeya Subrahmanaya Swami temple

The Jagadguru ferried reverentially in a decorated country boat from Ulluru to Hattikuduru for the Kumbhabhisheka of Vinayaka Devasthana
On the evening of 24th May 2014, Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji started from Sringeri by 3:45PM and reached Ullur Sri Karthikeya Subrahmanya [...]

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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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Many of the Articles and speeches of Sri Jnanananda Bharati Swamiji were published in the Tamil Magazines Shankara Kripa and Kalyana Kalpataru. All those contents were clubbed together and published in the form of this book `Neeti Manjari’.

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Sri Gurugita

Sri Gurugita is a part of Skhanda Puran which describes the conversation between Lord Shiva and Parvati Devi. Parvati Devi asks Lord Shiva to teach her about the Guru and Shiva answers her by describing the Guru principle, the proper ways of worshiping the Guru and the methods and benefits of Chanting the Guru Gita.The text also gives the etymology of the word Guru, where the root `gu’ stands for darkness, while the root `ru’ stands for light. The term Guru is therefore explained as the remover of darkness, who reveals the light of the heart.
Kasi Sri Sacchidananda Saraswati Swamiji, who was one of the Sringeri Disciples, has given the Tamil Translation for the Sanskrit Verses.

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Sringeri Sri Sharada Peethada Avichinna Guruparampara

Penned by Dr. H V Narasimhamurthy, this Kannada book contains more than 1000 question and answers about Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham and its Guru Parampara. This book also contains Guru Parampara details, Guru Parampara Stotram and Ashtottara Shatanamavali of various Jagadgurus of Sringeri.

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Naishkarmyasiddhi Saaram

This Tamil Book is a translated Version of Naishkarmya Siddhi (Penned by Jagadguru Sri Sureshwaracharya) which lays down the Vishaya (topic) its significance, adhikara (qualification) and Correlation(sambhanda). Though the original Grantha in Sanskrit contains 423 slokas, these verses are not included in this Tamil book.

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Svatma Nirupanam

For the easy understanding of a common man, Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya has composed a simple Prakarana Grantha called Svatma Nirupanam. This Prakarana Grantha was translated by Sri Jnanananda Bharati Swamiji. This small treatise contains 154 verses which begins with the adoration of the Guru and an enumeration of the qualifications required for the disciple.

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Affiliate News

Celebratio​n of Shankara Jayanthi at Sringeri Shankar Math Pune

Like last year, this year also Sringeri Shankar Math Pune will perform Mahanyasa Poorvaka Phala Panchamrita abhishekam to Sri Adi Shankara on Sunday 4th May 2014 from 10 AM to 12. 30 PM followed by Mahaprasada to all the devotees.
Kindly make it convenient to participate and obtain the blessing of the Divine Mother Sharadamba through [...]

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Bhagavan Sri Parashuram​a Jayanti Celebratio​n in Mahendragi​ri, Maharashtra

Like every year this year also Sringeri Shankar Math Pune will participate in the Jayanti celebrations of Lord Parashurama in Mahendragiri and offer Prasada seva to all devotees present there.

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Vardhanti 2014 celebration at Sringeri Shankar Math Pune

The 64th Vardhanti of The Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji was celebrated, at Sringeri Shankar Math Pune, on Saturday 5th Apr 2014 with the participation of 15 Ritwics for the homams (Shri Maha Ganapathi, Navagraha, Nakshtra Ayushya, Mrutyunjaya Aavahanti & Shri Rudra homams).

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Shri Ganapathi Navagraha Shaneeshwar Shanti Homam performed at Sringeri Shankar Math Pune

With the blessings of our Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswamiji, Sri Sringeri Shankar Math, Pune performed Shri Ganapathi Navagraha Shaneeshwar Shanti homam on Saturday 1st Mar 2014 (Amavasya day). After Poorna Ahuti, Mahaprasadam was served to about 100 devotees present.

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Shri Ganapathi Navagraha Shaneeshwar Shanti Homam at Sringeri Shankar Math Pune - 1st March 2014

On Saturday 1st March 2014, Amavasya, a Shanti Homam for Shri Ganapathi, Navagraha, Sampoorna Shaneeshwar is arranged from 10 AM to 12.30 PM, at Sringeri Shankar Math Pune, followed by Mahaprasadam. Nama Sankalpa kanikke is INR 151/-

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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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Sri Sharadamba Maha-Rathotsava Wallpaper

On the occassion of the annual Sharadamba Maha-Rathotsava, the annual car festival of Goddess Sri Sharadamba, celebrated at Sringeri, published below is an exclusive wallpaper.

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