Shankara Jayanthi or Shankaracharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Jagadguru Shankaracharya who is considered as the greatest philosophers in Hinduism and all the religions in the world. In 2021, Shankara Jayanti date is May 17.
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.
Shankara Jayanti is celebrated with utmost fervor in Shankara Maths all over India. Shringeri Sharada Peetham in Karnataka, and Kalady Shankara Temple in Kerala, Shankar Math in Hyderabad, Kanchi Kamakoti Peetha in Kanchipuram are some places where the celebrations attract a large number of devotees.
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Panchang, 17 May 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:29 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 07:06 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 09:36 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 11:59 PM
Tithi : Panchami upto 11:34 AM Shashthi
Nakshatra : Punarvasu upto 01:22 PM Pushya
Yoga : Ganda upto 02:50 AM, May 18 Vriddhi
Karana : Balava upto 11:34 AM Kaulava upto 12:08 AM, May 18 Taitila
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Somawara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Vaishakha – Purnimanta Vaishakha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:50 AM to 12:45 PM
Amrit Kalam : 10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 07:11 AM to 08:53 AM
Yamaganda : 10:36 AM to 12:18 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 02:00 PM to 03:42 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:45 PM to 01:39 PM 03:28 PM to 04:23 PM
Varjyam : 09:53 PM to 11:35 PM
In 2020, Shankara Jayanti date is April 28. In 2019, Shankara Jayanti date is May 9. In 2018, Shankara Jayanti date was April 20. In 2017, Shankara Jayanti date was April 30. In 2016, Shankara Jayanti date was May 11. In 2015, Shankara Jayanti date was April 23. In 2014, Shankara Jayanti date was May 4. In 2013, Shankara Jayanti date was May 15. Shankara Jayanti 2012 date was April 26.