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A new Sharada temple will be born in Kashmir with the support of Sringeri Mutt

Sringeri Shankaracharya Mutt in Karnataka has taken the initiative to build a new temple for Goddess Sharada along the Line of Control (LOC) in the Teetwal area of ​​Kupwara district in North Kashmir.

The temple will be built on the banks of the Kishanganga River at Teetwal, en route to the Sarvajna Peeth, the original Sharada temple from the sixth century AD. Sharada Temple is a ruined Hindu temple and ancient center of learning located in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Mutt Sringeri will donate a panchaloha idol of Goddess Sharada, a replica of that of Sri Sharada Peetham for installation at the Sharada Temple under construction.

Between the 6th and 12th centuries CE, it was among the most important temple universities in the Indian subcontinent. Known in particular for its library, stories tell of scholars traveling long distances to access its texts. Goddess Sharada is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom and learning.

“The Managing Director of Sringeri Mutt, Sri VR Gowrishankar has indicated that the Sringeri Math will offer full support to the noble initiative of building the temple at Teetwal and will offer a new Panchaloha Vigraha of Goddess Sharada for the installation,” said said a statement issued by the Math. .

According to Sringeri Math, Ravinder Pandita of Sharada Yatra (Sarvajna Peeth) temple committee, Kashmir met Sringeri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Bharati Tirtha and Jagadguru Vidhushekhara Bharati, and received blessings for building a new temple of Goddess Sharada in the town of Teetwal near the LoC in Kashmir.

The Math added that Teetwal on the banks of the Kishanganga River was traditionally one of the places from which the annual Yatra at Sarvajna Peetham of Goddess Sharadamba in Kashmir would start.

The statement stated that Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya had consecrated Goddess Sharada to Sringeri while establishing the Dakshinamnaya Peetham and towards the end of his ‘Digvijaya Yatra’, ascended the Sarvajna Peetham of Goddess Sharada in Kashmir.

(With PTI entries)

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