General Information

Shashwatha Pooja

Shashwatha Pooja scheme has been introduced during the last couple of years under which devotees could conveniently participate by offering Rs.501/- which will be kept in deposit and the interest proceeds will be utilised for conducting pooja in the name of the donor or his/her nominee on a day specied by the nominee-say birthdays,wedding aniversaries,in memory of parents etc.Payment is to be made to Sri Kodandashrama Math's name.

Sri Kamakshi Sharadamba Trust

Sri Kamakshi Sharadamba Trust is a public charitable trust founded by the Swamiji which is managing the free distribution of MAHAPRASADA (Lunch) to the devotees visiting the shrine daily between 12 noon to 1.30 PM without distinction of caste,creed etc. To achieve this noble objective, the Trust has opened 'Nithya Anna Dana' fund.

Contributions to this fund are covered by Sec 80G of IT Act.

'SRI CHAKRA' shaped Temple

The ancient Sri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple was slightly renovated during the years 1939-43 by the then Peetadhipathi Sri Sri Sridharanandashrama Swamiji. Again after about 5 decades, need for complete renovation was felt. Realizing this, devotees approached the present Peetadhipathi of the Math, Sri Sri Narayanashrama Swamiji, who, even before becoming the Peethadhipathi in July 1994 (with the gracious blessings of Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharathi Thirtha Mahaswamiji of Sringeri Mahasamsthana) decided to construct a sanctum sanctorum in the unique shape of SRI CHAKRA which is worshipped therein.

About Sri Chakra

Sri Chakra is known as the abode of Adi Parashakthi and is of three types :

  • 1. The platen type called Bhooprasthara.
  • 2. The convex one is called as Kailasa Prasthara.
  • 3. The conical structure is known as Meru Prasthara.
The Hebbur shrine has Sri Chakra of Maha Meru type made in Pancha loha (a mixture of five metals). This Sri Chakra, believed to be more than 300 years old, is unique in structure as compared to other general ones and knowledgeable scholars on the subject have identified this Sri Chakra as Chidambara Sri Yanthra.

This Sri Chakra sits on a Kurma Peetha (Kurma, in Sanskrit means Tortoise). On the Peetha is a Bhoopura. There are eight elephants in a standing posture as through carrying the entire pyramidical structure of the Chakra. A Dignaga (serpent) and eight Sakthi Devathas can be found between the two elephants. Above these icons, there are two more Bhoopuras, which form the platform for the upper structure. On the Bhoopura, we find Lotuses one above the other. The first Lotus contains 35 petals, the second one 25 petals, followed by Lotusses with 22, 18, 12, 8 and 5 petals respectively.

Attention should be drawn here to the fact that the number of petals in this Sri Chakra does not match with any commonly known ones. On this there is a circle. Above this circle, circles of triangles are formed. 14 equilateral triangles can be seen in the lowermost round. Thereafter, two rounds of 10 triangles, then circle of 8 and 3 triangles. The peak point is known as Bindu, which is in the form of Shiva Lingam, signifying the Shiva Shakthi. Realizing the need for reconditioning of the entire Sri Chakra, the present Peethadhipathi Sri Sri Narayanashrama Swamiji arranged for anointing the outer surface entirely with about 250 grams of pure Gold with the donations of devotees in 1998.

The sanctum sanctorum is built on a tortoise (Koorma Peetha). On the Koorma Peetha Bhoopura is laid. The Vimana Gopura looks like the Sri Chakra here. Seven Avaranas of lotuses consist of 35, 25, 22, 18, 12, 8 and 5 petals respectively strictly conforming to the ones in the Sri Chakra. Again, five Avaranas of equilateral triangles consist of 14, 10, 10, 8 & 3 and the Bindu (abode of Shiva Shakthi) at the centre is the Suvarna Kalasha - the peak. Apart from the structural beauty of the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) the Vimana encompasses sculptured works and some rare types of icons. At the bottom, 8 elephants (Ashta Diggajas) and 8 Nagas (hooded serpents) are carved.

This Vimana contains nominally Sri Chakra Avarana Devatas namely, Dasa siddhis, Ashta Mathrikas, Dasa Mudra Devatas with Nava Chakreswaris, Bala, Mahathripurasundari and Bhuvaneswari.

Sri Narayana Vana

About an acre of land around the Adhistana Mandira of Founder Swamiji of Sri Kodandashrama Math Viz. Sri Sri Kodandashrama Swamiji and the Adhistana Mandira of Sri Sri Sachidanandashrama Swamiji, Sri Narayana Vana in honour of the present Peethadhipathi Sri Sri Narayanashrama who has been greatly responsible for the all-round development of the Math.

Different species of flowery plants, coconut trees, teakwood plants are planted. A significant aspect of this Vana is Sri Bharathi Thirtha Pushkarani- a pond which is filled with mud/earth - has been thoroughly cleaned and the stone steps reset with cement pointing with a parapet all round. The pond is named so to commemorate the visit of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada Peetha Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Thirtha Mahaswamiji to Hebbur on 6.5.1999 when the Jagadguru received 'ABHIVANDANA PATHRA' and delivered Anugraha Ashirvachana, at this place.

A goshala to accommodate about 30 cows, a cottage for stay of Swamiji whenever he visits the Vana, a building to house Medical Centre are put up.