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Shankaracharya

Shankaracharya

Sri Adi Shankaracharya, was a great saint who advocated Advaita Vedanta in India. He wrote commentaries on Brahma Sutras and Bhagavad Gita. He explained the difference between Hinduism and Buddhism, stating that Hinduism tells “Atman (Soul, Self) exists”, while Buddhism tells that there is “no Soul, no Self”.

Shankara traveled across India to advocate his philosophy through discourses. He is reputed to have founded four Mutts. He is also known as AdiShankaracharya.

The birthplace of AdiShankara is at Kalady, Kerala.It is believed that Shankara was born during the period 509–477 BC. He was born to Nambudiri Brahmin parents, and they have named him as Shankara. He lost his father when he was very young. He was the one who was attracted to the life of Sanyasa (saint hood) from his early childhood. He became the disciple to the great scholar Govinda Bhagavatpada.

AdiShankara travelled widely within India, and participated in various debates held with various scholars of Hindu philosophy. AdiShankara had several disciples, which includes Padmapada, Sureshvara, Tothaka, Citsukha, Prthividhara, Cidvilasayati, Bodhendra, Brahmendra, Sadananda and others.

AdiSankara is believed to have died at the age of 32, at Kedarnath in the Himalayas. Shankara’s masterpiece of commentary is the Brahmasutra Bhasya, a fundamental text of the Vedanta school of Hinduism. His commentaries on ten principal Upanishads are considered as good by the scholars.

Other famous works of Shankara include commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita which was well accepted by the scholars. Shankara’s stotras considered as good by the scholars includes Stotras on Krishna and on Shiva and AdiShankara’s commentary on the Brahma Sutras is well received.

Let us chant the following 108 beautiful names of Sri AdiShankara and let us be blessed.

1) OMsrisankaracaryavaryayanamah
2) OMbrahmanandapradayakayanamah
3) OMajnanatimiradityayanamah
4) OMsujnanambudhicandramasenamah
5) OMvarnasramapratisthatrenamah
6) OMsrimatenamah
7) OMmuktipradayakayanamah
8) OMsisyopadesaniratayanamah
9) OMbhaktabhistapradayakayanamah
10) OMsukṣma-tattva-rahasya-jnayanamah
11) OMkaryakaryaprabodhakayanamah
12) OMjnana-mudrancitakarayanamah
13) OMsisyahrttapaharakayanamah
14) OMparivrajasramoddhartrenamah
15) OMsarvatantrasvantradhiyenamah
16) OMadvaita-sthapanacaryayanamah
17) OMsaksacchankararupabhṛtenamah
18)OMsanmatasthapanacaryayanamah
19) OMtrayimargaprakasakayanamah
20) OMvedavedantatattvajnayanamah
21) OMdurvadimatakhandanayanamah
22) OMvairagyaniratayanamah
23) OMsantayanamah
24) OMsamsarnavatarakayanamah
25) OMprasannavadanambhojayanamah
26) OMparamarthaprakasakayanamah
27) OMpuranasmrtisarajnayanamah
28) OMnityatrptayanamah
29) OMmahatenamah
30) OMsucayenamah
31) OMnityanandayanamah
32) OMniratankayanamah
33) OMnissangayanamah
34) OMnirmalatmakayanamah
35) OMnirmamayanamah
36) OMnirahankarayanamah
37) OMvisva-vandya-padambujayanamah
38) OMsattvapradhanayanamah
39) OMsadbhavayanamah
40) OMsankhyatitagunojjvalayanamah
41) OManaghayanamah
42) OMsarahrdayasudhiyenamah
43) OMsarasvatapradayanamah
44) OMsatyatmanenamah
45) OMpunyasilayanamah
46) OMsankhyayogavilaksanayanamah
47) OMtaporasayenamah
48) OMmahatejasenamah
49) OMgunatrayavibhagavidenamah
50) OMkalighnayanamah
51) OMkalakarmajnayanamaḥ
52) OMtamogunanivarakayanamah
53) OMbhagavatenamah
54) OMbharatijetrenamah
55) OMsaradahvanapaṇditayanamah
56) OMdharmadharmavibhavajnayanamah
57) OMlaksyabhedapradarsakayanamah
58) OMnadabindukalabhijnayanamah
59) OMyogihrtpadmabhaskarayanamah
60) OMatindriyajnananidhayenamah
61) OMnityanityavivekavatenamah
62) OMcidanandayanamah
63) OMcinmayatmanenamah
64) OMparakayapravesakrtenamah
65) OMamanusacaritradhyayanamah
66) OMksemadayinenamah
67) OMksamakarayanamah
68) OMbhavyayanamah
69) OMbhadrapradayanamah
70) OMbhurimahimnenamah
71) OMvisvaranjakayanamah
72) OMsvaprakasayanamah
73) OMsadadharayanamah
74) OMvisvabandhavenamah
75) OMsubhodayayanamah
76) OMvisalakirtayenamah
77) OMvagisayanamah
78) OMsarvalokahitotsukayanamah
79) OMprapujakayanamah
80) OMkaṃcyaṃnamah
81) OMmanorathayanamah
82) OMgranthakalpakayanamah
83) OMcaturdikcaturamnayapratisthatrenamah
84) OMmahamatayenamah
85) OMdvispatatimatocchettrenamah
86) OMsarvadigvijayaprabhavenamaḥ
87) OMkasayavasanopetayanamah
88) OMbhasmoddhulitavigrahayanamah
89) OMjnanatmakaikadandadhyayanamah
90) OMkamandalulasatkarayanamah
91) OMguravenamah
92) OMbhumandalacaryayanamah
93) OMbhagavatpadasamjnakayanamah
94) OMvyasasaṃdarsanapritayanamah
95) OMrsyasrngapuresvarayanamah
96) OMvidhayakayanamah
97) OMcatussastikalabhijnayanamah
98) OMbrahmarakṣasaposakayanamah
99) OMsvayambhujayasannutayanamah
100) OMtoṭakacaryasampujyayanamah
101) OMpadmapadarcitanghrikayanamah
102) OMhastamalayogindranamah
103) OMsuresvarakhyanamah
104) OMnrsimhabhaktayanamah
105)OMsadratnagarbhaherambapujakayanamah
106) OMvyakhyasimhasanadhisayanamah
107) OMjagatpujyayanamah
108) OMjagadguravenamah
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