Nestled in a picturesque spot in the plateau of Western Ghats, surrounded by charming hills and reflected in the crystal water of Tunga river, and hallowed by sage Rishyashringa who performed tapas here, is the Sringeri Samsthan associated with the great Sankaracharya. It is the parent organization of Tattvaloka.
Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada established the first of the four Amnaya Peethams, the throne of Vedas, at Sringeri more than twelve centuries ago to foster the sacred tradition of Sanatana Dharma.
The Sringeri Peetham is blessed with an unbroken Guru Parampara, ever since the great Acharya appointed his prime disciple, Sri Sureshwaracharya as the first Acharya of the Peetham.
The presiding pontiff and the 36th in the line of succession, Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji is a sage beyond compare. Born in 1951 into a family of Vedic scholars, he renounced the world in 1974 and embraced sanyas.
An able administrator and a versatile linguist, the Swamiji’s discourses in chaste Sanskrit and several languages have pulled people from far and near towards treading a virtuous life. The Sringeri Peetham has presence in all parts of India and countries outside, steadfastly spreading the tenets of sanatana dharma.
Many regard Goddess Sharada enshrined in Sringeri to be moving in the form of the presiding Acharya of the Peetham.