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Nestling amidst the thick evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, Sringeri is known for its pristine beauty, historical and spiritual eminence. It derives its name from the famous sage Rishyashringa, a legend, who brought relief from draught to the kingdom of Anga. Sage Rishyasringa , was borne here and did penance in the nearby Kigga, again a holy place. Hallowed for all times by Sage Rishyashringa who stayed and performed Tapas here, Sringeri attracted the great Sri Adi Shankaracharya with a remarkable sight. Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada established the first of the four Amnaya Peethams at Sringeri more than twelve centuries ago to foster the sacred tradition of Sanatana Dharma.
Sringeri (Chikmagalore District – Karnataka – India) is situated in Western Ghats 2000 feet above sea level, in a lush green environment with hills, valleys, rivers, rivulets, streams and water falls with an annual rain fall of more than 350cms. It is situated in 370kms North – West of Bangalore, 100 kms from the nearest port city of Mangalore. The nearest airport is at Bajpe (Mangalore) around 90kms away. The nearest railway stations are Udupi (80) kms and Shimoga (105). Sringeri Taluk has an area of 400 sq kms. The literacy rate is around 75%.
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