THE TEMPLE COMPLEX:
The object of worship here is tile august icon of Sarada.
Vidyaranya installed the golden image of Sarada, replacing the sandalwood one by
Adisankara. Many rulers of fame made rich endowments in the form of jewels,
vessals, vahanas, besides donating villages for tile upkeep of the Mutt and the
temple. The temple property in tile form of jewels made to Mother Sarada alone
is smatter of great pride to Mutt and an object of envy to several age-old
There are ruby figures of Venugopal and
Srinivasa, and the
display the exquisite craftsmanship and munificence of rulers. Of tile four mutts of
Sankara this one has an
enviable record of patronage extended by both Hindu and Muslim rulers. The
inscriptions narrate rich donations made by tile kings. and their concern for
the progress of this peetha. Along with Vijayanagara kings, Peshwas and Nawabs
like Hyderali and Tippu vied with one another to donate, endow and aid, whatever
the Mutt needed for the propagation of its activities .