Chandravana Ashrama situated on the bank of river Cauvery at Srirangapatna, a historical and holy place in Mandya district of Karnataka. Srirangapatna is famous for Adi Sriranganatha Swamy Temple and many historical tourist places. Srirangapatna was ruled by Hoysala and Vijayanagara King and world famous Navaratri-Dasara was started in 16th C by Raja Wodeyar of Mysore king. Srirangapatna played a significant footprint in Independence movement. This history-rich town was the capital of warrior-kings Hyder Ali and his son Tippu Sulthan – A Tiger of Mysore. Later it was ruled by Wodeyar of Mysore dynasty. The presence of the Kaveri River is in itself considered auspicious and sanctify. The Paschima Vaahini of the river Cauvery basin at Srirangapatna is considered sacred place.The popular Bangara Doddi canal was constructed by Ranadheera Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wodeyar (1638-59) of Mysore dynasty for this Paschima Vaahini in the year 1646 is the World’s oldest continuously operative aqueduct. The famous Ranganthittu bird sanctuary has situated in the vicinity of Chandravana. The beautiful Chandravana lies between river and canal near Paschima Vaahini. Srirangapatna is also called Gouthama Kshetra which is situated on the other side of the river in Chandravana. The stone mantapa in the river is prevalently called as Gouthama Mantapa, where Saint Gouthama did the meditation. Chandravana has two deplorable condition temples named as Cheluvaraya Swamy and Chandramouleshwara was constructed by Mummudi Krishnaraja Wodeyar in the memorable of his father Kasa Chamaraja Wodeyar in the year 1769. Chandramouleshwara temple was renovated by Dr. Sri Sri Trinetra Mahanta Shivayogi Swamiji, Sri Durdundeshwara Mahanta Shivayogi Mutt of Bebi village in the year 2007.
India stands frontage in the world for religious pedigree and cultural richness. India has origin for many religions in the world. Many saints and philosophers are worked for the development and wellness of the society. There are examples, few western countries in the world accepted and practiced Indian culture. In the 12th century Veerashiva Dharma is one among popularised in Karnataka state. In the state many Veerashiva mutts are functioning, but few of them are serving for the development of community in the area of health, education, social, cultural and religious. Centurion Sri Sri Maridevaru Shivayogi Mahaswamy founder of Sri Durdundeshwara Mahanta Shivayogi Mutt has done miracles in the 20th century and one among these mutts for the development of society.
Sri Durdundeshwara Mahanta Shivayogi Mutt situated in Bebi village near Chinakurali, Pandava Pura Taluk, Mandya District. Sri Mutt situated with a distance of 6 km from Chinakurali on the way to Brindavan Garden of Krishna Raja Sagara. A decade back Bebi Village was one of the backward villages in the taluk. The villagers are suffering with lack of basic amenities like drinking water even though it is an adjoining village of Cauvery River, no proper connectivity road, poor communication facility and many. In 1994, the mutt was established in this village by Centurion Sri Maridevaru Shivayogi Mahaswamy, a ray of hope for the development of village.