Sringeri: The Sringeri Sharada Peetha appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revive the ‘Sarvajna Peetha’ located in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The members of the Sarvajna Peetha Punarutthana Samithi during a visit to Sringeri, Karnataka, had complained to Sringeri mutt chief Bharatiteertha Swami about the total neglect of Sarvajna Peetha, located in Sharada village of PoK. 

Bharatitheertha Swami informed here that the mutt’s administrative officer VR Gowri Shankar had written a letter to the Prime Minister and had appealed to him on reviving the Sarvajna Peetha.

The letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "As per tradition, devotees used to undertake a pilgrimage to the Sharada Peetha in Kashmir around August every year. It is the earnest wish of Hindus that this pilgrimage be made possible. A lot of Hindu devotees would be extremely delighted and grateful if they get an opportunity to visit this holy place at least once a year."

On the request from the Samithi, the chief said that the Sringeri Mutt was ready to contribute for the service of Sarvajna Peetha. Adi Shankaracharya, the founder of Sringeri Sharada Peetha, had ascended the ‘Sarvajna Peetha’ throne after winning a debate with scholars, the seer said.

Sharada Peetha is a Hindu temple and an ancient centre of learning along the river Neelam in the village of Sharada, in the Pakistani occupied territory of Kashmir.