Rahul visited the Jagadguru Shankaracharya at Sringeri Mutt, District Chikmagalur. He also Interacted with students of The Veda Pathashala at Sringeri Mutt.
Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by chief minister Siddaramaiah and Congress Karnataka in-charge K C Venugopal.
He offered prayers and made an offering of 108 coconuts and ‘modaks’ to the Sringeri Thorana Ganapathy. People in the area believe that Thorana Ganapathy never lets down his devotees.
Former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi had maintained cordial relations with this 8th century matt established by Adi Shankaracharya during their tenure