There is an increasing demand for an account of Acharya Shankara’s life. This is because of his influence on the religious, cultural, and philosophical life of India. There are different views regarding Acharya Shankara’s birthplace, where he met his guru, when and where he wrote the bhashyas, commentaries, as well as the places he travelled. Some of this information is available in different books; among them Madhva-Vidyaranya’s Shankara Digvijaya in Sanskrit is considered a unique historical and philosophical poem. An attempt is made here to show Acharya Shankara as the delineator of India according to his travels. Many temples and shrines, even today, all over the country bear testimony to his efforts towards national integration.
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1. Dwarkadish Mandir, Dwarka pics
2. Jagannath Puri Mandir, Puri pics
3. Sringeri Mutt pics
4. Mookambika Temple, Karnataka pics
5. The classic debate between Mandana Misra and Adi Shankara
6. Aparokshanubhuti by Adi Sankara – Advaita Vedanta in a Capsule