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Who is Adi Shankara?

Adi Shankara – also known as Shankaracharya and Shankara Bhagavatpada, spelled variously as Sankaracharya, Śaṅkarācārya, Śaṅkara Bhagavatpāda, Śaṅkara Bhagavatpādācārya – was one of the most revered Hindu philosophers and theologians from India who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.

  • also known as Adi Sankara, Śaṅkarācārya
  • born in (1227 years ago) in Kalady
  • nationality: India
  • religion: Hinduism
  • profession: Philosopher
  • died in (1195 years ago) in Kedarnath
  • written works: "Soundarya Lahari", "Bhaja Govindam", "Vivekachudamani", "BhavanyaShtakam", "The crest jewel of wisdom", "Amaru Shataka", "Shrīmacchaṅkarāmukhaviniḥsṛtaṃ Gāyatrītantram", "Śivānandalaharī of Śaṅkarācārya", "Sarbabedānta-siddhāntasāra-sangrahaḥ", "The Atma-Bodha (self-wisdom) of Shankara-Acharya", "Ānandalaharī", "Raja-Yoga", "Direct awareness of the self", "Thousand teachings", "Select works of Sri Sankaracharya", "Atma Shatkam"

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Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada

Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada (8th Century A.D), Philosopher, Theologian, Social reformer and Proponent of Advaita Vedanta (Philosophy of Non-Duality) school of thought.

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