Every Chitrapur Saraswata and every sincere seeker who comes to the spiritually vibrant Shri Chitrapur Math ensconced in a verdant village called Shirali in Karnataka (Uttara Kannada), receives the abundant Grace and Blessings of Lord Bhavanishankar and of the 11 matchless Masters of a hallowed Guruparampara which is over 300 years old! Inside the sacred Math and its charged environs a spiritual aspirant also experiences the warmth of unconditional love, which one gets only in one's maternal home.
Built originally in 1757 to consecrate the Samadhi-sthala of the second Mathadhipati - Parama Pujya Shankarashram Swamiji I, the Shri Chitrapur Math today has the consecrated idols and shrines of the community's Aradhya-Devata - Lord Bhavanishankar, Devi Bhuvaneshwari, Lord Ganapati and the world renowned propagator of Advaita (non-dualism) - Shri Adi Shankaracharya. The Math also houses the holy Samadhi-s of six of the revered Mathadhipati-s and the Paduka Sannidhi of the 10th Mathadhipati - Parama Pujya Parijnanashram Swamiji III.
From the soulful Suprabhatam to awaken the deities to the melodious Mangalam ending another eventful day, the Math reverberates continuosly to the chants of the Vaidika-s performing different kinds of puja-s and homa-s to propitiate the Divine on behalf of individual sadhaka-s, entire families or for the benefit of the samaja as a whole. Apart from the Vardhanti and Punyatithi (Samaradhana) of each of the priceless Mathadhipati-s of this hallowed Guruparampara, all the major Hindu festivals and Utsava-s are celebrated here with traditional pomp and ceremony.