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About Sri Shankara Mattham at Matunga in Mumbai - Sri Shankara Mutt

Sri Shankara Mattham at Matunga in Mumbai propagates Vedic learning and completes 75 years in 2014. Sri Shankara Mutt is located on the Telang Road in Matunga East.

Sri Shankara Mattham, which is also a temple dedicated to Adi Shankaracharya, was established by Subramania Sastrigal in 1939 in his one bed room apartment.

It is said that Subramania Sastrigal constantly had a dream of Adi Shankaracharya urging him to build a center dedicated to the study of Upanishads and Shastras.

The present temple was consecrated in May 1978.

Sri Shankara Mattham runs a Vedic learning center at Pandarpur. The vedic learning center was established in 1994. Each year 60 students graduate from the center after a 7 year course.

The Matunga Sri Shankara Mattham also conducts Vedic lessons for free of cost for people from all walks of life.
DNA reports 
The Mattham also gives a monthly pension of Rs5,000 each to 31 Vedic Pundits and Agnihotris who are too old to earn a livelihood through conducting Havans. It also gives Adi Sankara Award every year to a learned scholar in Sanskrit. It carries a cash prize of Rs1 lakh and a citation.
The president, 82-year-old AN Seshan, is a retired professor who has been associated with this since 1943, from the time his father took him for Surya Namaskars at the Mattham every Sunday. "We only pray for peace and happiness of the whole world and through the Vedic education we wish to continue doing so. Apart from religious activities, we provide medical aid to the poor, food and nourishment to many cancer patients in the city and books and stationery to the underprivileged children," he said.

Contact address
Sri Sankara Mattham,
Block No 385, Telang Road,
Matunga East, Mumbai,
Maharashtra, India 400019
Contact No.: +91 022 2401 4397