Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2021: Significance And Importance

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2021: Significance And Importance

May 16, 2021, 9 a.m.

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is observed as birth anniversary of Indian Guru and philosopher Adi Shankara. Adi Shankara was born in Kalady which is situated in Kerala during 788 C.E. and he was disappeared at young age of 32 in year 820 C.E.

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is observed on Panchami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month and currently falls between April and May. Shankaracharya consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanata (अद्वैत वेदान्त) and revived it at a time when Hindu culture was on decline.

Adi Shankara, along with Madhava and Ramanuja, was instrumental in the revival of Hinduism. These three teachers formed the doctrines that are followed by their respective sects even today. They have been the most important figures in the recent history of Hindu philosophy.

Adi Shankara was born in Kalady in Kerala in the year 788 C.E. and he left his physical existence in this world at the young age of 32 in year 820 C.E It was Shankaracharya who combined the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta philosophy and revived it at a critical time when Hindu culture was on decline.

Adi Shankara, Madhava and Ramanuja, were the three great masters who actively involved in the revival of Hinduism. They formed philosophical doctrines that are still followed by their respective sects. They have been revered as the most important figures in the history of Hindu philosophy.

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