Guru Nivas, Sringeri: Besides the Vidya Shankara Temple, across the bridge, you enter a garden full of areca, coconut, fruit trees and flowers, called as the sacred Narasimha Vana. The Sringeri Mutt has always commanded the highest veneration among the four Hindu Advaita Mutts. Guru Nivas is the abode of the current Jagadguru. At present, the 36th Jagadguru is His Holiness Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal, who lives in the Guru Nivas. An aura of holiness and peace envelops you as you enter the garden. The River Tunga can be a gentle stream or a rushing torrent as the season dictates.
The self-radiant "Sphatika Chandramoulisvara" is kept with the current guru s personal custody and is worshipped every day. Nearby are three Adhishtanams (samadhis) of past Jagadgurus. Not to be missed is the audience given by Sri Bharati Tirtha, himself an eminent scholar of the Vedas and sastras.