Shringeri

Distance from Mangalore: 106km
Sri Sharadamba TempleĀ  is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Saraswati in the holy town of Shringeri in Karnataka, India. The Sharadamba Temple at Shringeri is an 8th- century temple, founded by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. It housed a sandalwood idol of Shardamba in a standing posture, which was installed by Adi Shankarachaya until the Vijayanagara rulers and Sri Vidyaranya (12th Jagadguru) installed a seated gold idol of Sri Shardamba in the 14th century.