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Tiruvanaikovil; Mar. Among the renowned personalities celebrated in the hagiographies of the world, by far the most distinguished for all time is Sri Sankara, reverently referred to as Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada, or simply as the Bhagavatpada. Whether considered, as tradition and the Puranas would have it, as an incarnation of Lord Siva Himself or only looked upon as a surpassing human being, either way, he is pre-eminent among the prophets and religious leaders of all times. His achievements during the little over three decades of his earthly life constitute a marvel of uncommon rate. He was an intellectual prodigy who attained a phenomenal mastery over the scriptures even when he was less than eight years of age.
Atmatirtham – Life and Teachings of Adi Sankara
Lakshmi Menon is a published author who writes both fiction and non-fiction. She is also a travel enthusiast. The memorial to the Adi Shankaracharya inside the Shankaracharya Temple. Sage Sri Shankaracharya, the great Indian philosopher and social reformer who lived during the 8th century, was born in a tiny village called Kalady in the Ernakulam District of Kerala, India, located on the banks of famous River Periyar. In his short lifespan of 32 years, he became one of the greatest teachers of the Vedas. The only weapon he used for this achievement was pure knowledge and spirituality.
Shankara travelled across the Indian subcontinent to propagate his philosophy through discourses and debates with other thinkers. He is reputed to have founded four mathas "monasteries" , which helped in the historical development, revival and spread of Advaita Vedanta of which he is known as the greatest revivalist. There are at least fourteen different known biographies of Adi Shankara's life. Of these, the Brhat-Sankara-Vijaya by Citsukha is the oldest hagiography but only available in excerpts, while Sankaradigvijaya by Vidyaranya and Sankaravijaya by Anandagiri are the most cited. Scholars note that one of the most cited Shankara hagiographies, Anandagiri's, includes stories and legends about historically different people, but all bearing the same name of Sri Shankaracarya or also referred to as Shankara but likely meaning more ancient scholars with names such as Vidya-sankara, Sankara-misra and Sankara-nanda. Adi Shankara died in the thirty third year of his life,  and reliable information on his actual life is scanty. The Sringeri records state that Shankara was born in the 14th year of the reign of "Vikramaditya", but it is unclear as to which king this name refers.
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Shankara , also called Shankaracharya , born ? He wrote commentaries on the Brahma-sutra , the principal Upanishads , and the Bhagavadgita , affirming his belief in one eternal unchanging reality brahman and the illusion of plurality and differentiation. There are at least 11 works that profess to be biographies of Shankara. All were composed several centuries later than the time of Shankara and are filled with legendary stories and incredible anecdotes , some of which are mutually conflicting. Today there are no materials with which to reconstruct his life with certainty. His date of birth is naturally a controversial problem.
Taittiriya Upanishad commentary by adi shankaracharya, Suresvaraycharya and vidyaranya translated by A. Adi Shankaracharya Tamil Books Pdf. Adi Shankaracharya Books; Adi Shankaracharya Tamil Books Pdf; Shankaracharya Books ; The commentary uses the terms vijnapti and vjnaptimatra, which is 'a uniquely Buddhist usage', and does not appear in Shankara's commentary on the Brahma-sutras. Gaudapada has given the central teaching of Advaita Vedanta in his celebrated Mandukya Karikas. A sample message is: Verse work on self-realization, according to the non-dualistic Advaita Vedanta approach of Hinduism..
Learn the teachings of Sri Shankaracharya, which are based on the unity of soul and Brahman.
Add to Bag. This sacred book deals with the life and teachings of the greatest Acharya of Hinduism — Sri Sankara Bhagavadpada. This is not a historical biography of the Acharya, but a magnificent independent Vedantic epic.
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