Sri Sringeri Shankar Math at Tirupur
The Devotees of Sringeri Saradha Peetham are regularly blessed by Acharyals of Sri Saradha Peetham by their visit to Tirupur during all their Vijaya Yathras. The connection therefore is a very long one since the days of H.H. Sri Sri Chandrasekara Barathy. During the year 1987 the Vijaya Yatra of our Acharyal Sri Sri Barathi Theertha Mahaswamigal was extensive and the Devotees of Tirupur had occasion to have Dharsan of His Holiness at various places in the camp. It was felt at that time by the Sishyas that we must have a branch of Sri Saradha Peetham at Tirupur. When we approached His Holiness on the matter, He was very happy and He wanted us to identify a place for the branch.
Shri. T. Sundaram, Advocate of Tirupur who was a great devotee of our Math, immediately offered a site in a Prime locality measuring about 6 cents situated on the Avanashi Main Road, for starting the branch. Our Holiness immediately agreed to lay the foundation stone and 09th December 1987 was fixed by Him for the function.
During his visit to Tirupur H.H. for the purpose He laid the foundation stone for the construction of Sri Sringeri Sankara Math with Sri Saradha Temple on 09th December 1987 and he has also agreed to perform the Kumbabishekam of the Temple if the work is completed within a period of four months prior to His returning to Sringeri. Though the time was very short to build a temple, the work was entrusted to another great devotee of our Acharyal Shri. M. Raja of Vijayaraja & Co, Coimbatore by our Acharyal in His Sathyamangalam Camp. The work was immediately started and with the total dedication of Shri. M.Raja the work was completed within the time frame and our Acharyal agreed to perform the Kumbabishegam and fixed the date for Kumbabishegam on 11th April 1988.
Sri Acharyal came to Tirupur again specially for the purpose and performed the historic Kumbabishegam on 11th April 1988. Acharyal was very happy as the temple project was completed in such a short time as four months, which is unique.
Tirupur Branch of Sri Sringeri Sankara Math with the Saradhambal Temple Complex is under the direct control and Management of Sri Saradha Peetham, Sringeri through the local Dharmadhikari Shri. N.Ramachandran who succeeded Shri. T.Sundaram on his death in 1995.
Shri. I.Eswara Bhat is the Archakar of the Saradhambal Temple assisted by his two sons Shri. Krishnan and Shri. Sridhar who have undergone vedic training in Mysore Patasala and Polur Patasala respectively. Veda Parayana therefore is a regular feature in the Math premises.
Sri Sharadamba at Tirupur Shankara Math
Sri Sringeri Sankara Math is a land mark in Tirupur, as you enter Tirupur from Coimbatore side. It draws large number of sishyas especially on Fridays and on festive days. At the Branch we are regularly celebrating the following functions which are very popular in Tirupur and well attended.
- Prathista Dinam Abishegam (March)
- Acharyal Vardhanthi (March)
- Sri Sankara Jayanthi (May)
- Navarathri – Abishegam (October) and 10 days Uthsavam with Sakambari Alankaram on Final day (a very popular Uthsavam in Tirupur).
- Adi Vellikkilamai & Thai Vellikilamai with Oonjal Sevai. This is also very popular.
The Math receives support from many Sishyas who are regular in their visits to the math.
Sri Sringeri Sankara Math,
301, Avinashi Road,
Tirupur – 641603.
Ph. 0421 -2476288
CA. N.Ramachandran / CA. T.R.Ramanathan,
342, B.S.Sundaram Road,
Tirupur – 641601.
Ph.: 0421 – 2200835 / 98422-70835
Email: [email protected]