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Shankaracharya Jayanthi: Know the importance of birth anniversary of Adi Shankara

Team Udayavani, Apr 28, 2020, 12:46 PM IST

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is observed as birth anniversary of Indian Guru and philosopher Adi Shankara. The panchami tithi in the Hindu month of Vaishakh, Shukla Paksha is celebrated as Shankaracharya Jayanti

Adi Shankara was born in Kalady which is situated in Kerala during 788 C.E. and he left his physical existence in this world at young age of 32 in year 820 C.E.

He was born as Shankara to a Nambudiri Brahmin couple after several years of their marriage. His parents were ardent devotees of Lord Shiva, and therefore, they named him after Shiva It is also believed that Adi Shankara is an incarnation of Lord Shiva in a human form.

Adi Shankara shed light on various Hindu scriptures like Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita. He is considered to be one of the greatest Indian philosophers and expanded the growth of Hinduism when it was reaching the state of declination and end.

He also established four monasteries in India, each situated on four corners of the country. One is situated in Sringeri in South India, while others are located in Kashmir in North India, Puri in East India and Dwaraka in West India.

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