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Hariharapura is a small village and a pilgrimage center located in the Koppa Taluk of Chikmagalur district.
Hariharapura village got its name by the presence of two temples Hari (Lord Vishnu) and Hara (Lord Shiva) located across each other.
The main attraction of Hariharapura is the Adi Shankaracharya Sharada Lakshmi Narasimha Peeta, a Mutt of Goddess Sharadamba situated on the banks of river Tunga.
History of Sharadamba Mutt at Hariharapura
As per the legend, the Daksha Yagna was performed at this holy place on the banks of river Tunga. As an evidence of this event, we can find an antique temple dedicated to Swayambhu Dakshahara Someshwara at Hariharapura.
Sage Agastya had his Ashrama was set here and he performed penance here. Sage Agastya was worshipping the idol of Lord Lakshminarasimha Swamy which later came to his Parashisya (disciple's disciple) Sage Govinda Yogi. From him the idol of Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy came to one young boy, Krishna, who worshipping the Lord as well as continued his severe penance at this holy place.
Jagadguru Sri Adi Sankaracharya, visited Hariharapura with Mother Sharada. He met young Krishna and after hearing all information and moved by the diving vibrations of this place, decided to install Sri Chakra and consecrated Mother Sharadamba initiated Upadesha to Sri Krishna. And the Sri Adishankaracharya Sharada Lakminarasimha Peetam came into existence and this is one of few Dharma Peetams introduced by Sri Adishankaracharya.
Distance from Hariharapura:
Bangalore: 350 Km (via Hassan, Chikmagalur)
Bangalore: 335 Km (via Tumkur, Tiptur, Bhadravathi)
Mysore: 283 Km
Mangalore: 125 Km
Udupi: 88 Km
Shimoga: 94 Km
Chikmagalur: 104 Km
Koppa: 10 Km
Sringeri: 20 Km
Balehonnur: 54 Km
Horanadu: 97 Km
Narasimharajapura: 32 Km
Address of Sri Mutt
Sri Adi Shankaracharya Sharada Lakshmi Narasimha Peetam
Sree Math, Hariharapura
Pin code - 577 120
How to reach Hariharapura:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Shimoga
Road: Hariharapura is well connected by road network except hill ghats at some section. Direct buses are available to Hariharapura from Mangalore and Bangalore.
Route map to reach Hariharapura:
From Bangalore: via Nelamangala - Hassan - Chikmagalur - Aldur - Balehonnur - Jayapura
From Mysore: via Hassan - Chikmagalur - Aldur - Balehonnur - Jayapura
From Mangalore: via Moodbidri - Karkala - Sringeri
From Udupi: via Hebri - Someshwara
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