Jagatguru Adi Sankaracharya Peethams

Sri Adi Sankaracharya established four peethams (mutt, Math, Peeth, Pith, Peetha, Matam, Muth) in the four directions of India.

1) Poorvamnaya Shri Govardhan Peetham (rigveda- Eastern Monastry) — Located At Jagannath Puri, Orissa. The First Shankaracharya Of Puri Peeth Was Swami Padmapada Acharya And Present Sankaracharya Is Swami Nischalananda Saraswathi.

http://www.govardhanpeeth.org/

2) Paschimamnaya Shri Sharada Peetham (samaveda-western Monastry)— Located At Dwarka, Jamnagar, Gujrat. The First Shankaracharya Of Dwarka Peetha Was Swami Sureshwara Acharya (mandana Mishra) And Present Shankaracharya Is Swami Swaroopananda Saraswati.

3) Uttaramnaya Shri Jyotish Peetham (atharva Veda-northen Monastry)— Located At Badri, Uttarakhand. The First Shankar Acharya Of Jyoteesh Pith Was Swami Totaka Acharya And Present Shankaracharya Is Swami Swarupanand Sarasvati.

4) Dakshinamnaya Sri Sarada Peetam (yajurveda-southern Monastry)— Located At Shringeri, Karnataka. The First Sankaracharya Of Sarada Peeth Was Swami Hastamalaka Acharya, And Present Shankaracharya Is Swami Bharati Teertha.

http://www.sringeri.net/

The Peethadhipatis of the above Sanatana Dharma Peethas as on date (November 20, 2011) are as follows:

1) Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Swami Swaroopananda Saraswati Ji Maharaj Of Dwarka Sharada And Badri Jyotish Peetham (at Present Holding Two Peethams)

2) Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati Ji Maharaj Of Puri Shri Govardhan Peetham

3) Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Swami Bharati Teertha Ji Maharaj Of Sringeri Shri Sharada Peetham

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There have been many other Peethas which have come into existence in the last few centuries after Sri Adi Shankaracharya established the above four prime peethas in four different directions. Below are some of the most prominent peethas in par with Sanatana Dharma Peethas:

1. Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysore, India
http://www.dattapeetham.com/

2. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
http://www.kamakoti.org/

3. Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, Kapaa, Hawaii, USA
http://www.himalayanacademy.com/

4. Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
http://www.sivanandapeetham.org/