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 […]

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 […]

4 May 2014, Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti & Ramanujacharya Jayanti

Adi Shankara Ramanuja

4 May 2014 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” (renunciation) […]

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 […]