Sharda Peeth is an ancient Hindu temple and learning center, located in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Between the 6th to the 12th century, it was the most prominent temple and university in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the main pilgrimage centers of Kashmiri Pandits.
In the 11th century, many poets have described Sharda Peeth as both a spiritual and educational center. Buddhism, history, geography, structural science, logic, and philosophy were also taught here. This university developed its own Sharda script and also had the world’s largest library.
The temple is built in the Kashmir architectural style, using red sandstone. Built at the end of the 19th century, this temple has a pillar about 16 feet high, and the writings on the walls of the temple up to 20 feet, although now till the 21st century there is no roof in the temple still looks grand.
Sri Adi Shankaracharya, Virotsana Kumarrajeev (Buddhist scholar) Aadi, had received his education from this university. There were more than 5000 scholars at this university.