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Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2021: Tributes On His 1233rd Birth Anniversary



Adi Shankaracharya’s birth anniversary is being observed today

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti: The 1233rd birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya is being celebrated today. Adi Shankara, also known as Jagatguru Shankaracharya, was an iconic religious leader and philosopher. Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is celebrated every year by his devotees during the Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi of Vaishakha or the fifth day of the Full Moon lunar fortnight. According to scriptures, Adi Shankaracharya was born at Kalady in Kerala in 788 C.E.

Adi Shankaracharya was best known for his the doctrine of Advaita Vedanata. He is believed to have revived Hinduism along with other great religious figures like Madhava and Ramanuja. Since a young age, Adi Shankaracharya travelled across the country spreading the message of the Vedas. Though he died young, his teachings continue to inspire people across generations.

Several ministers and others have been posting messages on Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti. Here’s a look at a few of them: 

Adi Shankaracharya had written several commentaries on Hindu scriptures and composed as many as 72 devotional hymns. Some of them are Soundarya Lahari, Sivananda Lahari, Nirvana Shalkam and Maneesha Panchakam.

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