Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math situated in the state of Karnataka is a socio-spiritual centre which has the history of 2,000 years to its credit. It has the holy lineage of spiritual masters which was initiated by Lord Shiva at the end of deep penance at Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri. The Dharmapeeta, thus established by Lord Shiva witnessed 71 Jagadgurus. The Math attained the height of excellence and prosperity after the 71 pontiff His Holiness Bhairavaikya Jagadguru Padmabhushana Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji assumed the religious throne.
His Holiness started the Trust to work towards the welfare and betterment of the society. He found that education is the best means to transform the society. He started working for the betterment of common people, particularly those of rural areas. Along with educational institutions destitute centres, institutions for physically and intellectually challenged, old age homes, hospitals and healthcare centres are run under the Trust.
To establish communal harmony in society for peaceful life, Math conducts inter religious faith conferences. Under the president ship of His Holiness, ‘Foundation for Unity of Religious and Enlightened Citizenship – FUREC’ was started. The trust promulgates peace, justice, freedom, concern and progress for all especially the downtrodden and strives to engage men and women of high professional competency, moral integrity and dedication.