In olden days the Devotees visiting for the Darshan of Goddess Sri Sharada and His Holiness Jagadguru at Sringeri, were to be accommodated at any of the houses at Sringeri. This was causing a lot of inconvenience to the Devotee as well the residents. In order to have a comfortable stay at Sringeri and have the darshan of Goddess and Acharya, Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, constructed the following Guest houses near the Sharada Temple.
- Sri Shankara Kripa
- Sri Sharada Kripa
- Yatri Nivas
- Sri Bharathi Tirtha Vihara
- Sri Shankara Sadana
- Sri Srinivasa Kripa constructed by T.T.D
- Sri Bharati Tirtha Krupa
The above guest houses are provided to the pilgrims and devotees not on commercial basis but for their comfort. Hence a minimum Kannikai is collected from the devotees for the usage of the above guest houses in order to maintain the electrical and other amenities. Further there are dormitory system to accommodate a group of devotees in one hall. The Guest houses are allotted to the pilgrims/devotees on first come-first serve basis. Advance booking of the guest house is not entertained. For the requirement of Guest House, Pilgrims can approach the Information Office located adjacent to Sri Sharada Temple main entrance.
To cater the need of devotees a big dining hall namely ‘Sri Bharathi Theertha Prasada’ has been built near Sri Sharada Temple, Sringeri and Nitya Annadana is served to the all devotees in the afternoon and night between 12.15 P.M. and 2.30 P.M. and 7.15 P.M. and 8.30 P.M. respectively. Nitya Annadana is served for almost 7500 people which includes many schools and colleges, hospitals, etc.
More details is available in the ‘Activities’ page dealing with Anna Danam.
Temple Darshan Timings :
Sri Sharadamba Temple
6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M
4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Sri Vidyashankara and Sri Torana Ganapati Temples
7:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
5:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Sri Malahaneekareswara Temple
8:00 A.M. to 12:00 NOON
5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Other temples inside Srimath Complex
8.30 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
5.00 P.M. to 7.00 P.M.
Darshan Timings of Sri Jagadguru :
- Morning : 10:30 A.M*
- Evening : 5:30 P.M*
- Chandramouleeshwara Pooja by Sri Jagadguru : 8.30 P.M.*
* Based on the events and Jagadguru’s camps, the timings are subject to change.
- Karnataka Bank (with ATM facility)
- Syndicate Bank (with ATM facility)
- State Bank of Mysore (with ATM facility)
- State Bank of India (with ATM facility)
- Canara Bank
- Bank of India
- Indian Overseas Bank
Post Office is functioning at the heart of Sringeri where Railway booking facility is also available.
Petrol Station of H.P., B.P. and I.O.C.L. are available at Sringeri.
Plenty of Communication providers for Telephone, Mobile shops and Internet Browsing Centres are available nearby the Temple vicinity.
All sort of Pooja articles are available around the Temple complex for the Devotees
Auto Rikshaws and call taxis are available for the benefit of people
Sharada Dhanvanthari Charitable Hospital with out-patient ward, modern clinical laboratory, ECG and medical specialists services is located at a reachable distance of 4 Kms (approx.) from Sringeri Math. Apart from this, there are many Medical shops.
For having a peaceful Darshan of Goddess Sri Sharadamba, other deities and Sri Jagadguru, Sringeri Math is providing the wheel chair for the physically challanged and aged people on returnable basis. This foldable wheel chair can be collected from the Information Centre at Sringeri Math for free of cost and returned after Darshan.
Pilgrims visiting Sringeri by four wheelers are provided with a vehicle parking facility at the Northern bank of Tunga River.