Located in the holy city of Dwarka, Gujarat, Sharda Peeth Math and Museum is visited by thousands of devotees throughout the year to learn about the holy Sam Ved and to know more about the foundation of Hindu religion.
Timing: 10am to 6 pm
Location: Jamnagar Dwarka State Highway, Dwarka, Gujarat
Entry Fees: Free
Located in the pious city of Dwarka, home to the beloved Lord Krishna, Sharda Peeth Matha is one of the four significant religious Centres also known as Matha. Situated inside the main Dwaraka temple, the Sharda Peeth Math was established by Adi Shankaracharya, who was a 9th century preacher and reformer of Hinduism and traveled to places to communicate his message. His teachings were based on the core of a pure universe, a Nirguna Brahmaand, and was a key person in spreading Advait Vedanta. This Shardapith is the Centre for teaching Sam Ved, one of the four Vedas of the Hindu religion.
The Sharda Peeth Math Museum is a part of the Sharda Peeth Math with a very calm and peaceful atmosphere and has a stress-free feel to it. The Museum is adorned with pictures of Adi Shankaracharya and the walls of the museum depict the life of the famous Hindu preacher through paintings and murals. The Math witnesses a horde of visitors throughout the year who come to visit Dwarka temple or want to explore more about the Vedas. The large dome of the Math with illustrious and detailed paintings renders the visitors spellbound. Inside the dome has several Lord Shiva postures and when glimpsed from the outside the dome seems to touch the sky. The Museum also has some oriental materials which are considered to be the remains of ancient Dwarka which was submerged under the sea during the Dwaparyug. Some preserved bomb shells which were thrown by Pakistan in the city during the air raid in 1965 are also displayed here.
The premises of the Math also comprises two Lord Shiva temples - Chandramaulishwer and Shardamba. Enclosed by lush green carpet of gardens, the Sharda Peeth Math and Museum is visited by hundreds of visitors for various reasons, and feeling peaceful is one of them. There is an education society and a research Centre attached to the Sharda Peeth Math that includes a Research Centre for Sam Ved, an Arts and Sanskrit Academy from where many students graduate every year.