Sringeri Mutt and Adi Shankaracharya

In the north-west of the State of Mysore, nestling in the beautiful foot-hills of the Western Ghats, surrounded by virgin forests, lies the village of Sringeri and here Sankara established his first Mutt. The river Tunga-a branch of the river Tungabhadra-runs through the valley closely touching the walls of the temple; and its pure and […]

Adi Shankara | Adi Shankaracharya

Shankaracharya

Adi Shankaracharya, was the 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 travelled across India to advocate his philosophy through […]

Philosophy of Sri Adi Sankaracharya

Shankaracharya

Sri Adi Sankara wrote Bhashyas or commentaries on the Brahma Sutras, the Upanishads and the Gita. The Bhashya on the Brahma Sutras is called Sareerik Bhasya. Sankara wrote commentaries on Sanat Sujatiya and Sahasranama Adhyaya. It is usually said, “For learning logic and metaphysics, go to Sankara’s commentaries; for gaining practical knowledge, which unfolds and […]

Brahma Sutras | Philosophical, Spiritual ideas of Upanishads

The Brahma Sutras are written in Sanskrit and it was written by the great sage Vyasa. The text contains the philosophies and spiritual teachings of the great sages, and it contains some portions of Vedic texts. The Brahma Sutras tells us about the need to worship the great almighty, who is considered as the “SUPREME […]

28 April 2020, Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti & Ramanujacharya Jayanti

Adi Shankara Ramanuja

28 April 2020 is Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti & Ramanujacharya Jayanti. It is celebrated on Vaishakh Shukla Panchami (fifth day in bright half of Vaishakha month). Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti Sankaracharya was considered as the greatest philosophers in Hinduism. Shankara was the first and foremost philosopher who explained the concepts of “Aatma” (soul), “Paramathma” (divine soul), “Vairagya” […]

Adi Sankara’s contribution to Hinduism

Shankaracharya

Sri Jagadguru Adi Sankara’s contribution to Hinduism Even in days of yore, Hinduism was subjected to severe test on account of attacks by other religions. As a result people, either lured by twisted interpretations or forced into conversion, strayed away from the path, laid with the Vedas as the base. But it has survived, in […]

Significance of Adi Sankara’s works

Shankaracharya

The very complexion of certain glorious traditions, backed by religious sanctions, had undergone total transformations by efflux of time, resulting in their very purpose being defeated. One such is the custom of giving dowry. At present, parents of some bridegrooms extract money from the parents of the brides unmindful of the sacrifice money from the […]