26. Shri Laxmi Venkatraman Math, Dandeli
Sausthapak : Shri Vidyadhiraj Teertha (23)
Year of Sthapana : Shake 1913 Prajapati Samvatsara Phalgun Bahula Ashtami (26/03/1992)
Dev Pratima : Shri Venkatraman (Stone dol)
Mahadwar : Mahadwar on Main Road
Address : Shri Laxmi Narayan Venkatraman Temple Ambika Nagar Road,
Dandeli (N. K.) 581 325, Ph: 08284 2331254
Total Area : 7507.50 Sq Meters
Building Details : Garbhagrah, Guru Bhavan, Archak Quarter, Open Ground
Mahadwar : Mahadwar on Main Road.
Sabhabhavan : Shri Vidyadhiraj Sabhabhavan, Dining Hall, Kitchen, Open Space for Parking.
Shilanyasa : Shake 1924 Chitrabhanu Samvatsara Kartika Bahula Dwitiya (22-11-2002)
Inauguration : Shake 1925 Subhanu Samvatsara Ashadha bahula Pratipada Monday (14-07-2003)
Panch Parv Utsav : Vardhanti Utsav
History of Math
Saraswath Community members started dwelling at Dandeli, popularly known as the Industrial Town of Uttar Kannada District. As the members strength of Saraswath community increased, they invited Shri Swamiji to guide them. Accepting the invitation of Samaj Bandhavaas, 22nd Swamiji of Math Tradition, Shri Dwarakanath Teertha visited Dandeli in the year 1958. During the stay Swamiji guided the members to preserve the culture and heritage of our tradition and to get united for the overall development.
Our Samaja extended along with the development of Dandeli town. To develop mutual relation among the existing and new comers, for religious and social activities, for the observation of festivals, it has become necessary to have a Temple and Samaj Mandir at Dandeli. Members requested Swamiji in this regard and the Swamiji formed a local committee and permitted to construct a Vastu of Deva Mandira with Agrashala and Sabhamantapa.
Inspired by the orders of the Swamiji the local committee purchased à land of 2 .25 acres in the centre of Dandeli Town and started the construction work. Shri Vidyadhiraj Teertha Swamiji (23) helped the Local Committee to complete the Math vastu in all respect to fulfill the desire of their Guruswamy.
In the first phase of the work a Deva Mandira, a mantapa in front of the Mandira, Guru Bhavana for the stay of Swamiji besides the Mandira, a beautiful Mahadwara on the Main Road were completed. In Shake 1914 Prajapati Samvatsara Falguna Bahula Ashtami (26/03/1992) a beautiful Krishnashila Vigraha of Shri Venkataramana and Shikhara Kalasha pratishtha took place by the Lotus hands of Shri Vidyadhiraj Teertha Swamiji with pomp and gaiety.
Gradually in course of time to fulfil the growing needs of the Samaj for their religious and social activities demand aroused for the construction of a new Sabhabhavana with all modern amenities. Request was made before the Swamiji and as per the guidance of Shri Swamiji constructed a new vastu with spacious Sabhagraha, Pakashala, Bhojana Shala, Borewell with required furniture and fixtures. Most famous in the entire Dandeli town “Shri Vidyadhiraj Sabhabhavana” was inaugurated by the Lotus Hands of Shri Vidyadhiraj Teertha Swamiji in Shake 1925 Subhanu Samvatsara Ashadha Bahula Pratipada, Monday (14/07/2003). Thereafter the Committee members started inviting Shri Swamiji every year for Pratishtha Vardhanti Utsava and there was overall plenty in the Samaja with the guidance and blessings of Shri Swamiji.