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  Adi Sankara
Sankara was moved by her selflessness and the poverty of the lady and prayed to Goddess Lakshmi in a beautiful sloka which is called "Kanaka Dhara Stotram".
Sri Sankara said that there should be a judge to decide the winner and suggested that Sarasawani, the wife of Mandala Mishra, to be the judge.
Sri Sankara did the last rites for his mother but the people of Kaladi said that a Sanyasi does not have the right to do the last rites, but he did not hear that and carried the body of Aryambal and put her in the pyre himself and lit it himself.
www.ittc.ku.edu /~krsna/adi_sankara.htm   (2413 words)

  
 Works of Adi Shankaracharya, Advaita Vedanta and Hindu Sacred Scriptures
Sankara gave full assurance to his mother that he would always be ready to serve her at the death-bed and perform the usual funeral rites.
Sankara was going along the street one day with his pupils to take bath in the Ganges when he met a Chandala who was also passing along the street with his dogs by his side.
Sankara was the exponent of the Kevala Advaita philosophy.
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 Birth and childhood:
Sankara was born in a small town of Kaladi, situated on the banks of River Poorna in the state of Kerala.
On another occasion, Sankara is said to have re-routed the course of the Poorna River, so that his old mother would not have to walk a long distance to the river for her daily ablutions.
Sankara was accepted as a disciple by the great teacher, and later initiated him into the paramahamsa order of sanyasa, the highest kind of renunciation.
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 Adi Shankara
Adi Shankara was commissioned by his Guru to write a commentary on the Brahma Sutras and propagate Advaita Vedanta.
Adi Shankara opened the southern door by defeating in debate all the scholars there in all the various scholastic disciplines such as Mimamsa, Vedanta and other branches of Hindu philosophy; he ascended the throne of Transcendent wisdom of that temple.
Adi Shankara's opponents accused him of teaching Buddhism in the garb of Hinduism, because his non-dualistic ideals were a bit radical to contemporary Hindu philosophy.
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 Adi Sankara Advaita Research Centre
Sankara resuscitated the glory of the Vedic tradition and formulated his philosophy on religious and ethical basis that would satisfy the ethical demands and spiritual needs of the people, harmonise the conflicting religious sects and establish the cultural unity of the country on spiritual basis.
Since the advent of Adi Sankara, a galaxy of Acharyas have occupied the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham in unbroken succession and bestowed divine lustre.
The Adi Sankara Advaita Research Centre was the brain-child of the Mahaswamigal.
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 The Advaita Vedânta Home Page - Sankara's Life
Sankara lost his father when quite young, and his mother performed his upanayana ceremonies with the help of her relatives.
Sankara, sensing the abject poverty of the lady, composed a hymn (kanakadhArA stavam) to SrI, the goddess of wealth, right at her doorstep.
On another occasion, Sankara is said to have re-routed the course of the pUrNA river, so that his old mother would not have to walk a long distance to the river for her daily ablutions.
www.advaita-vedanta.org /avhp/sankara-life.html   (1940 words)

  
 Sankara
Sankara gave full assurance to his mother that he would always be ready to serve her at the death-bed and perform the usual funeral rites.
Sankara was going along the street one day with his pupils to take bath in the Ganges when he met a Chandala who was also passing along the street with his dogs by his side.
Sankara was the exponent of the Kevala Advaita philosophy.
www.sivanandadlshq.org /saints/sankara.htm   (3826 words)

  
 Sri Adi Sankara : kamakoti.org
Sri Sankara informed his mother that his life was nearing to an end, but if he became a Sanyasi, he could start a new life as a sannyasi.
Sri Sankara realised that it was not an ordinary person and understood that it was Lord Shiva himself who had come along with His consort and the four Vedas.
When Sri Sankara was in Sringeri, he divined by his superior powers that his mother was in her deathbed, and as per his promise while taking Sanyas that he would be by her side while she breathes her last, he reached Kaladi and paid his last respects to the old lady.
www.kamakoti.org /miscl/adi.html   (2453 words)

  
 ..:: Tattvaloka - The Splendour of Truth ::..   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
On another occasion, Sankara is said to have re-routed the course of the Purna river, so that his old mother would not have to walk a long distance to the river for her daily ablutions.
Sankara therefore requested some time, during which, using the subtle yogic process called parakAya-praveSa, he entered the body of a dying king and experienced the art of love with the queens.
Sankara continued to travel with his disciples all over the land, all the while composing philosophical treatises and engaging opponents in debate.
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 Welcome to {::} Atma Darshan {::}
Sankara is a Majestic entity striding over the total achievements of ordinary folk; through a quieter evaluation we shall find that Sankara’s work represents the total turnover of a highly competent person, working intensively every hour of the day, under conditions of the highest mental and intellectual efficiency (Sw C, Frwd).
Sankara not only found a value in the work he was doing but also made his disciples feel the value of their work.
The Master par excellence that Sankara was, he did not stop at culturing the intellect of this students, but carefully developed their hearts as well through the vast amount of devotional literature which streamed out of his bosom (Sw C, pg 60).
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 The Hindu : A new light on Adi Sankara
Thus the memorials of Adi Sankara at Kanyakumari and Srinagar adorn the feet and the crown of India.
From Kanyakumari Adi Sankara went to Suchindrum and praised the presiding deity of the temple, Sthanumalayan in 21 verses.
It is said that Adi Sankara introduced this parikrama as a token of Saivite and Vaishnavite integration against the domination of Jainism in the area during the 9th Century A.D. The image of Adi Sankara carved on one of the pillars in the Siva temple at Thiruparappu confirms this version.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/fr/2004/04/23/stories/2004042301600600.htm   (1513 words)

  
 About the Peetham : kamakoti.org
Sankara's yatra to Kailasa, the abode of Lord Siva, is one of the most notable events in the history of the Acharya.
Immensely pleased with Sankara's prayers, Paramesvara blessed Sankara, presented him with five sphatika (crystal) lingas and instructed him to arrange for the worship of the lingas for the sake of the welfare of the universe, indicating also the mode of worship.
Bhagavatpada Sankara got Kanchi city remodeled and also caused the reconstruction of the three principal temples of Kanchi, viz., the temples of Sri Ekamranatha, Devi Kamakshi and Sri Varadaraja with the assistance of Rajasena, ruler of Kanchi.
www.kamakoti.org /peeth/aboutpeetham.html   (2569 words)

  
 Racing on the fast track   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Adi Sankara was lying down one moonlit night and, as he drifted off to sleep, he had a vision that seemed a dream and yet felt so real, he could almost touch and feel the people he saw.
Adi Sankara was wonderstruck, he fell to his feet, and worshipped the Lord, who was trying to teach him a lesson.
Adi Sankara now realised how wrong he had been - it dawned on him that all of us are God's creatures, and all are equal before His eyes.
www.hvk.org /articles/0606/16.html   (0 words)

  
 Myswizard » Advaita Vedanta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Adi Sankara’s treatises on the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahma Sutras are his principal and almost undeniably his own works.
Sankara’s opponents accused him of teaching Buddhism in the garb of Hinduism, because his non-dualistic ideals were a bit radical to contemporary Hindu philosophy.
For example, Sankara rejected the idea of momentariness of the Universe in his Brahma Sutra commentary since Brahman is immanent in the Universe, while Buddhists affirm that the universe on its own accord, due to the causality of the dharmas, is constantly changing.
www.myswizard.com /2006/01/25/advaita-vedanta   (0 words)

  
 : kamakoti.org
Sankara consoled his sobbing mother saying that he would be by her side whenever she chose to think of him and that he would perform the due rites on her death.
Sankara was struck dumb at this, as the very purpose of all his teachings, that the Self alone is the sole Reality, had been summarised by the Chandala in a single verse.
Sankara's yatra to Kajlasa, the abode of Lord Siva, is one of the most notable events in the history of the Acharya.
www.kamakoti.org /peeth/origin.html   (10247 words)

  
 Kanchi Mutt
And such an incarnation is the partial incarnation of Siva as Sankara Bhagavatpada, which happened some twenty-five centuries ago, on the prayer of celestials to Lord Siva to redeem Bharata-desa from the clutches of non-Vedic heretic sects.
Bhagavatpada Sankara got Kanchi city remodeled and also caused the reconstruction of the three principal temples of Kanchi, viz., the temples of Sri Ekamranatha, Devi Kamakshi and Sri Varadaraja with the assistance of Rajasena, ruler of Kanchi.
Sankara Bhagavapadacharya repaired to Kanchi, the Southern Mokshapuri, towards the end of his earthly career and shook off his mortal coils in that sacred city.
www.shivavishnutemple.org /announce/KanchiMutt.htm   (0 words)

  
 Bhadrachalam idols more than 1200 years old - research findings
Adi Sankara might have seen the idols at Bhadrachalam and then only composed the sloka.
Adi Sankara's vivid description of idols provide a convincing ground to believe that he must have visited Bhadrachalam.
Possibility of Adi Sankara's tour of the Andhra region is substantiated by another fact.
www.geocities.com /raomap/bhadrachalam.html   (0 words)

  
 The Kanchi Kamaksti Mutt
Adi Sankara was considered an incarnation of Parameshwara.
Adi Sankaracharya was born in Kaladi in Kerala.
Adi Sankara, founded Mutts at Badrinath in the north, Dwarka in the west, Puri in the east and Sringeri in the south syhmbolizing the cultural unity of India even 2000 years back.
www.indiaprofile.com /religion-culture/kanchimutt.htm   (0 words)

  
 Vedanta Article : Life of Sri Adi Sankara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Sankara sensed that he was destined to die at that moment, and decided to directly enter the fourth Ashrama of sanyas right then.
Sankara was accepted as a disciple by the great teacher, and later initiated him into the paramahamsa order of sanyas, the highest kind of renunciation.
His orthodox relatives would not permit him to do the rites himself, as he was a sanyasi, but Sankara overrode their objections, and built a pyre himself and cremated his mother in her own backyard.
www.vmission.org /vedanta/darshan/sankara.htm   (0 words)

  
 Sankara, the Jagadguru
Sankara, the peerless commentator on the Bhagavad Gita, follows in letter and spirit, the command of Gitacharya Sri Krishna that the vidvan, or the enlightened one, should never disturb the faith of the ignorant but that he himself should go to the level of the seeker and give him an upward push.
Sankara went by the spirit of the laws as he knew well their purpose, scope and limitations.
Sankara carried out into practice the teaching of the Sruti that the mother should be revered and honoured as God.
www.svbf.org /sringeri/journal/vol1no3/sankara.html   (0 words)

  
 Theerth Yatra - Devdarshan
2500+ years ago Sri Adi Sankara Bhagwatpada at an early age of only 32 years traveled all over the country, removed the state of confusion and chaos prevailing in the nation at that time, with the establishment of Advaita Philosophy and Vedic Sanatana Dharma.
In order to maintain the unity and national integration Sri Adi Sankara Bhagwatapada made strenuous efforts to reimbibe these holy cities and inspired all Indians to undertake pilgrimage to these holy cities.
Despite vivid language and culture the Sanatana Dharma revived by Sri Adi Sankara is a source of inspiration for a man to rise above individual vested interest and realize his duties for other and upliftment of mankind, through which self purification, divinity and salvation can be attained.
www.kanchiforum.org /interesting/theerthayatra.htm   (616 words)

  
 Sri Swamigal's discourse on Adi Sankara
Sankara opposed the philosophy that ‘atma’ is ‘kshanika’, i.e.
Sankara, in his wanderings in search of a Guru who would bestow on him the formal initiation of sanyasa ashrama reached the banks of the Narmada.
Sankara then said to the parents that he would be of no use to them and advised them to send the boy with him.
www.madhuramurali.org /mm/year2001/jun2001/ji_adisankara2.html   (0 words)

  
 DIVINE DISCOURSE ON SEP 7, 1996
Adi Sankara demonstrated that underlying all forms, names and qualities, there is one basic reality which alone is real and changeless.
Sankara was deeply perturbed over the conduct of great Vedic scholars of those times who were more concerned about making a money out of their scriptural scholarship than to gain spiritual wisdom from it.
Sankara was the very embodiment of unity and purity in thought, speech and action.
www.eaisai.com /baba/docs/d960907.html   (0 words)

  
 Adi Sankara-Advaita :: Success Consciousness Message Boards - Forums
Sankara, Ramanuja, Madhva are 3 incarnations of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma of the same sadguru.
Sankara swallowed molten lead and asked them to swallow the same if they were God.
The disciples were unable to swallow the same and fell at the feet of Sankara.
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 Holyplaces-Kalady
Adi Sankaracharya was born here in 788, as the only son of Sivaguru and Aryamba, a Kerala Brahmin couple.
The fl pole to the left of the entrance is said to mark the exact spot where Sankaracharya was born.
The Shri Krishna temple close by was the family temple of Adi Sankaracharya.
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 Print :: Help Defend Sri Adi Sankara Lineage
Adi Sankarar Swarna Vimana Trust with registered office at VHS Campus, Chennai 600 113 was entrusted with the Gold cladding work of Sri Adi Sankarar Vimanam, Sri Kamakshi Ambal Vimanam and Simha Vahanam.
Sankara Raman wrote several letters to His Holiness over the last several years accusing the Swamiji and several others of various acts of omission and commission, to put it mildly.
Sankara Dev Netralaya started at Guwahati is an exemplary eye care institution and the only one of its kind in the North Eastern part of the Country.
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 Adi Sankara Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Reverentially called Bhagavatpada Acharya (The teacher at the feet of Lord) and Adi Sankara (roughly "the first Sankara"), Sankara (approximately 788-820 CE) was the most famous Advaita philosopher who had a profound influence on the growth of Hinduism through his non-dualistic philosophy.
Sankara stressed the importance of the Vedas and his work helped Hinduism regain strength and popularity.
Sankara's theology maintains that spiritual ignorance (avidya) is caused by seeing the self (atman) where self is not.
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 Sankaracharya, Avdaita Vedanta and Hindu Sacred Scriptures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Jagadguru Sri Adi Sankaracharya was the greatest exponent of the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta and a savior of Vedic Dharma.
Salutations to Sankara, who is an ever shining star on the sky of Indian philosophy.
Still, single-handed, within a very short time, Sankara overpowered them all and restored the Vedic Dharma and Advaita Vedanta to its pristine purity in the land pure knowledge and spirituality.
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 Studies
In addition to the Adhvaitha philosophy and teachings on Jñana marga, Sri Sankara also established his system of devotional worship of Saguna Brahman for daily prayers to Ishta-Devatha or a personal Deity in the form of a Vigraha at homes or in Temples.
Sri Sankara developed the Bhakthi path of worship of Saguna Brahman in the six forms of Vigraha worship known as Shanmatha sthapanam and popularized various Hindu festivals for various Avatharas.
Adi Sankara is hailed as Bhagavadpada by his disciple because he appeared in human form with the purpose of expounding the knowledge of the Self for the redemption of humanity.
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 Hinduism Today | May 1991
The ancestral maternal house of Jagadguru Adi Sankaracharya (686-728CE), standing for centuries on eight-acres of land in the village of Veliyanad in the state of Kerala is at last going to get the care it needed from the people of India.
The house in which Sankara spent many a summer serving his ailing mother was in sad ruins for decades.
It is believed that Sankara lived in the house even after he became a world teacher and dedicated himself to the service of humanity.
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