The Math hosts a Veda Pathashala functioning under the auspices of Sringeri Sharada Bharati Trust, a charitable Trust founded with the blessings and sole patronage of His Holiness Jagadguru Bharati Theertha Mahaswamiji represented by Padmashree Dr. Sri V. R. Gowrishankar, Administrator and C.E.O, Sri Sringeri Math and its Properties. Around 15 students studying at the Patashala are provided with free Vedic Education (Yajur Veda) as well as education in English and Tamil. Students are given free accommodation, food and clothing during the tenure of their courses. Sri S.Ramakrishnan functions as the Managing Trustee of the Trust with the able support and cooperation of other distinguished Trustees. The Trust also provides scholarship to poor children and financial assistance for the needy, patronises the study of oriental languages, gives medical Aid for the poor and honours scholars.
The Trust also runs a Goshala (cowshed) in a village called Thirukkandalam close to the borders of Chennai housing over 30 cows, 35 calves and a breeding bull. Donations to the Veda Pathashala and the Goshala are exempted under Section 80-G of the Income Tax Act 1961. Donation offered to the trust by way of cheques and DDs may be drawn in the name of “Sringeri Sharada Bharati Trust” and sent to the below address. The Trust has been accorded permission by the Govt. of India to receive Foreign Contributions also.
Sri Sringeri Jagadguru Shankara Math,
No. 38, (Old No. 29), Krupasankari Street,
West Mambalam, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu – 600 033