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Sringeri Sharada Peetha is the southern Advaita Vedanta matha or monastery established by Adi Shankara in 8th century AD. The matha is on the banks of the Tunga River in Chikkamagalur district, Karnataka, India, 105 kilometers from Mangaluru and 303 kilometers from the state capital, Bengaluru.
History [ edit ]
Adi Shankara and Advaita Vedanta [ edit ]
Adi Shankara (8th century) is regarded as the greatest teacher and reformer of the Smartha. According to Alf Hiltebeitel, Shankara established the nondualist interpretation of the Upanishads as the touchstone of a revived smartha tradition. The Sringeri Sharada monastery founded by Shankara in Karnataka is still the centre of Smartha tradition .
Jagadgurus [ edit ]
Sureshwaracharya, who was Maṇḍana Miśra in his purvashrama, was installed as the successor of Shankaracharya before the latter resumed his tour to found his three pithas at Puri, Dwaraka and Badrinath.
Vidushekara Bharathi was appointed as Uttaradhikari of the Sringeri Sharadha Peetham by Bharati Thirtha on 23 January 2015.
The last five  Jagadgurus were:
Years as Jagadguru
Place of Birth
Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrusimha Bharati
Chandrasekhara Bharati III
Sringeri Narasimha Sastri
Bangalore Srinivasa Sastri
1989 – present
Narasaraopet Tangirala Sitarama Anjaneyulu
2015 - present
Tirupathi Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasad Sharma
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
Hiltebeitel, Alf (2002). . Routledge. Hinduism. In: Joseph Kitagawa, "The Religious Traditions of Asia: Religion, History, and Culture"
Kuppuswami Sastri, S. (1984), Brahmasiddhi, by , Delhi, India: Sri Satguru Publications Maṇḍanamiśra, with commentary by Śankhapāṇī. 2nd ed.
Roodurmum, Pulasth Soobah (2002), Bhāmatī and Vivaraṇa Schools of Advaita Vedānta: A Critical Approach, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited
Rosen, Steven (2006), , Greenwood Publishing Group Essential Hinduism
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