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Siva Temples In Karnataka
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SRINGERI - VIDYASANKAR DEVALAYA

The Temple Complex

This Vidyasankar shrine is built in the Saradapitha campus itself. It is apsidal in design. There are beautifully sculptured dwarapalakas; the outer walls are adorned with carvings of several puranic personages, depicting the episodes relating to their memorable lives. The archamurthi is Lord Siva and is extremely enchanting with its huge tiee and adornments. Another object of worship here is the august icon of Sarada made of gold. Sri Vidyaranya installed this golden image of Sarada replacing the sandal wood one set up by Adisankara. Many rulers of fame made rich endowments in the form of jewels, vessels, vahanas, besides donating villages for the upkeep of the Mutt and the Devalaya. The Devalaya's property in the form of jewels made to Mother Sarada alone is a matter of great pride to the Mutt and an object of envy to the several age-old Devalayas. There are enchanting figures of Venugopal and Srinivasa made of ruby and they display the exquisite craftsmanship and munificence of rulers and artistes. Of the 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 the kings, Peshwas and Nawabs and particularly like Hyderali and Tippu who vied with the rulers to donate, endow and aid, whatever the Mutt needed for the propagation of its activities. For Saradopasana, it is the fittest place of inimitable antiquity.

This holy town lies in the district of Chikmangalur of Karnataka enjoying rail and roadways.

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