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  • Sringeri, also written as Sringeri, Śr̥ṅgēri and Śr̥ṅgagiri is a hill town and taluk headquarters located in Chikkamagaluru district in the Indian state of Karnataka, is the site of the first maṭha (Sringeri Sharada Peeta) established by Adi Shankara,Hindu theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in the 8th century CE It is located on the banks of the riverTungā.

    Origin of the name

    The name Sringeri is derived from Rishyashringa-giri, a nearby hill that is believed to have contained the hermitage of RishiVibhandaka and his son Rishyashringa. Rishyashringa appears in an episode in the Bala-Kanda of the Ramayana where a story, narrated by Vasishtha, relates how he brought rains to the drought-stricken kingdom of Romapada.

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