The Govardhana matha is a monastery placed inside the town of Puri in Odisha state. It is associated with the Jagannath temple and is one of the 4 cardinal mathas founded via Adi Shankara in the eighth century CE. The deities here are Jagannath and the devi is Vimala. The mahavakya is Prajnana Brahma. There are Shri Vigraha of Goverdhananatha Krishna and Ardhanareshwara Shiva installed via Adi Shankara. The whole of the Eastern part of the Indian subcontinent is taken into consideration as the territory of Sri Govardhan Peeth.
This consists of the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh until Rajamundry, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, and Uttar Pradesh until Prayag. The countries Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan also are taken into consideration spiritual territory of the maths. Puri, Allahabad, Gaya and Varanasi are a number of the holy locations beneath this Math. Padmapadacharya became the first leader of the matha. The matha has historic connections with the Jagannath temple, which is also positioned in Puri. It is known as the Govardhanathatha, and has sub-region referred to as the Sankarananda Math.