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Date of Birth 788 CE
Place of birth Kalady, Kerala, India
Birth-Name Shankara
Date of death 820 CE[1]
Place of death Kedarnath, Uttarakhand, India
Guru/Teacher Govinda Bhagavatpada
Philosophy Advaita Vedanta
Titles/Honors Introduced Advaita Vedanta, Hindu Revivalism, Founded Dashanami Sampradaya, Shanmata

Aparakshanubhoothi

Aparakshanubhoothi [Non Indirect Experience] A Philosophic Treatise on Advaitha By Adhishankara Bhagwat Pada Transliteration and Translation by P. R. Ramachander [This is one of the great works of philosophy written by Adhi Shankara This has 144 stanzas or slokas, Shankara emphasizes in this great work the fact, that till we realize the difference between Brahman […]

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APAROKSHANUBHUTI

Translated by Swami Vimuktananda Published by Advaita Ashram, Kolkatta 1. I bow down to Him – to Sri Hari (the destroyer of ignorance), the Supreme Bliss, the First Teacher, Ishwara, the All-pervading One and the Cause of all Lokas (the universe). 2. Herein is expounded (the means of attaining to) Aparokshanubhuti (Self-Realization) for the acquisition […]

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Anathma Sri Vigarhana Prakaranam

Anathma Sri Vigarhana Prakaranam [Censure of the one who has not realized his self] By Adi Shankaracharya Translated by P. R. Ramachander [In this simple, powerful, easily understandable and mellifluous verses, the Acharya emphasizes the need for understanding the self.] Labdha Vidhya rajamanya, Thatha kim, Praptha sampath prabhavadayam Thatha kim, Buktha Nari sundarangi, Thatha kim, […]

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Ananda Lahari

Ananda Lahari [Wave of happiness] By Adi Shankaracharya Translated by P. R. Ramachander [This extremely poetic and devotional work of Adi Shankara is not as popular as his two other great works viz Soundarya Lahari and Shivananda Lahari.] Bhavani sthothum thwam prabhavathi chatur binna vadanai, Prajaanaa meesana tripuramadhana pancha bhirapi, Na shadibhar senaaneer dasa satha […]

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