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Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2022: Today is the 1234th birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya, know its importance and his thoughts

 Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2022: Adi Shankaracharya, also known as Jagatguru Shankaracharya, is one of the important religious saints and philosophers of India.  - Photo : Social media

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2022: Today is the 1234th birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya, know its importance and his thoughts
Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2022: Today is the 1234th birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya, know its importance and his thoughts


Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2022: Today on 6th May is the 1234th birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya.  Adi Shankaracharya, also known as Jagatguru Shankaracharya, is one of the important religious saints and philosophers of India.  Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is celebrated every year by his devotees during the Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi of Vaishakh or the fifth day of the full moon lunar fortnight.  Adiguru Shankaracharya was born to a Namboodiri Brahmin in the state of Kerala, South India.  His father died a few years after his birth.  It is believed that Guru Shankaracharya had mastered the Vedas at a very young age by memorizing it.  Shankaracharya was a gifted child since childhood.  He had acquired knowledge of Malayalam at the age of three.  On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, let us know about its importance and some things related to his life.


Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti History

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2022: Today is the 1234th birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya, know its importance and his thoughts
Namboodiri Brahmins sit on the throne of Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath. - Photo : adi shankaracharya


Adi Shankaracharya, the founder of Hinduism, was born in a Namboodiri Brahmin family about 1200 years ago in a village called Kalti, 5-6 miles from Cochin.  At present, the Brahmins of this clan are the Rawals of the Badrinath temple.  Apart from this, only Namboodiri Brahmins sit on the throne of Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath.  Adi Shankaracharya was a very talented child in his childhood.


Knowledge of Vedas at an early age

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2022: Today is the 1234th birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya, know its importance and his thoughts
At an early age, he had complete knowledge of the Vedas and had studied the scriptures at the age of 12.


At an early age, he had complete knowledge of the Vedas and had studied the scriptures at the age of 12.  At the age of 16, he had composed more than 100 texts.  Later, on the orders of his mother, he had assumed disinterest.  At the age of 32, he took samadhi in Kedarnath.  Adi Shankaracharya had established monasteries in all the four corners of the country for the propagation of Hinduism, which is today called Shankaracharya Peeth.


Significance of Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2022: Today is the 1234th birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya, know its importance and his thoughts
The birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya is celebrated annually during the Panchami Tithi during the Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month and currently falls between April and May.


The birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya is celebrated annually during the Panchami Tithi during the Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month and currently falls between April and May.  The Hindu saint is known to have strengthened the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta and revived it at a time when Hindu culture was facing decline.  It is said that the works of Adi Shankara, along with other Hindu sages like Madhava and Ramanuja, played an important role in the revival of Hinduism.


The three sages formed the principles that are still followed today by their respective sects.  He is remembered as some of the most important figures in the modern history of Hindu philosophy.

 Notable works of Adi Shankaracharya include many commentaries on Hindu scriptures including the Bhagavad Gita and the 12 Upanishads.  The Hindu monk composed about 72 devotional hymns such as Sivananda Lahiri, Nirvana Shatakam, Manisha Panchakam and Soundarya Lahiri.


Priceless Thoughts of Adi Guru Shankaracharya

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti 2022: Today is the 1234th birth anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya, know its importance and his thoughts
Priceless thoughts of Adi Guru Shankaracharya - Photo : adi shankaracharya


A person full of attachment is like a dream, it seems true only as long as you are sleeping in the sleep of ignorance.  When sleep is awakened, it has no power left.


There is no need to go anywhere for pilgrimage.  The best and greatest pilgrimage is your own mind, specially purified.


Every person should understand that the soul is like a king who is completely different from the body, senses, mind, intellect.  The soul is the witness of all this.


Due to ignorance the soul seems limited, but when the darkness of ignorance dissipates, then the real nature of the soul is known, just as the sun becomes visible when the clouds are removed.


Truth has no language.  Language is only a man's creation, but truth is an invention, not a man's creation.  Truth doesn't have to be created or proved, it just has to be uncovered.