Adi Shankara Bhagavadpada, considered to be the incarnation of Lord Siva,
lived only 32 years. Within that short period what he achieved would be
difficult to comprehend in these days of technological development such as
in communication, transport etc. From the northern most inaccessible
Himalayas to Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India, he had traveled by
foot spreading his philosophy of Advaita or monoism, in which the
Jeevatma and Paramatma are considered to be inseparable. He established
his Mutts in a number of places, which are being venerated even today by
devout Hindus. He posted his disciples to carry on his teachings through
these Mutts, where the Sishyaparampara continues to date spreading his
Adi Shankara had written several treatises in Sanskrit and also composed
many series of verses like the Soundaryalahari, Bhajagovindam etc.
The story of Adi Shankara has been retold in simple English here by Sri
N. Raghavan with illustrations by Smt. Lalitha Thyagarajan.
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