History of Shri Swarnavalli Matha
About Swarnavalli matha
Shri Swarnavalli Mahasamsthana of uttar Kannada district is one of the famous and the main Shankar peethas in India. Besides propagating Hindu religion and religious heritage. Shri mutt looks scientifically at nature, education, culture and other fields and becomes the driving force. Shri mutt has the history of one thousand two hundred years. Shri mutt was founded by Aadi Shankaracharya at Dashashwamedha Ghat kashi in 9th century. Shri vishwavandya Saraswati Swami was the first seer of Shri mutt.
History and Achievements
Shree Swarnavalli Matha, about 16 KM away from Sirsi, located on the bank of Shalmala, being surrounded by areca and coconut gardens, ever green forests, hillocks, valleys, paddy fields, rivulets and a number of historical monuments-Mathas, temples, tanks, fort, stone inscriptions, etc. Eventhough the Swrnavalli Matha came into prominence,eversince Arasappa Nayaka II, the king of Swadi, got erected Shree Swarnavalli Matha in Honnehalli grama and granted the same to Chandrashekhara Saraswati of the Sahasralinga Matha.