Sri Shankara Jayanthi Mahotsavam will be celebrated till 23 April 2015 at Shrimatam, Kanchipuram with the Blessings of Pujyasri Shankaracharya Swamijis of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.
Veda Parayanam, Bhashya Parayanam, Bhajans, Shloka parayanams, discourses etc. will be held including Rudrabhishekam to Sri Acharyal on 23 April 2015 – Shankara Jayanthi day.
Shankara Jayanti is observed on Vaisakha Shukla Panchami, fifth day in bright half of Vaisakha masam or Vaisakh month.
Jagadguru Shankaracharya, also known as Shankara, was born in Kalady which is an agraharam (a Brahmin village) in Kerala. Shankara was the first and foremost philosopher who explained the concepts of “Aatma” (soul), “Paramathma” (divine soul), “Vairagya” (renunciation) and “Moksha” (salvation). He wrote Bhashyas or commentaries on all Vedas, and ithihasas like Bhagvad Gita. He established many Maths or Peethas all over India.