[Advaita-l] Excerpts from Sri Sankara Digvijaya - 13
H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 02:25:43 EST 2018
Reg << Sri Shankara also nominated his four chief disciples, one to each of
these Mutts. He assigned Sureshwara to Sringeri, Padmapada to Dwaraka,
Hastamalaka to Puri and Totaka to Badri.
I have checked through Madhaviya Shankara Digvijaya once again, at the same
location as in the above quote also, both in the version with Tika as well
as just the translation by Swami Tapasyananda of Sri Ramakrishna Mutt. The
Amnaya Mutts are not specifically listed in the work. I had earlier
clarified based on a kannada text claiming to be based on Madhaviya
I have sought clarification from Sringeri Mutt via the Feedback route since
the above quote is from one of their publications. I hope I will get a
response. If I do, I will post the same here.
On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:45 AM, S Jayanarayanan via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> (Continued from previous post)
> The four Amnaya Mutts
> Shankara consolidated his work by establishing in the four directions,
> four Mutts called Amnaya Mutts to sustain and
> foster the sacred tradition of Sanatana Dharma. Keeping in mind that the
> Mutts should serve as places of spiritual wisdom
> and peace for all seekers of the Truth, Sri Shankara chose spots bountiful
> with natural splendour and serenity.
> Sri Shankara chose Puri in the East and Dwaraka in the West, both being
> located on the shores of the sea. The Acharya
> also chose Badrinath in the North and Sringeri in the South for the
> natural aura that these places had, owing to the
> towering scenic mountains and at both places.
> Sri Shankara assigned one Veda for each of the Mutts, signifying that each
> Mutt would play a significant role in taking
> efforts to sustain and propagate that particular Veda. Thus Rig, Yajur,
> Sama and Atharvana Veda were assigned to Puri,
> Sringeri, Dwaraka and Badrinath Mutts respectively. Sri Shankara also
> nominated his four chief disciples, one to each of
> these Mutts. He assigned Sureshwara to Sringeri, Padmapada to Dwaraka,
> Hastamalaka to Puri and Totaka to Badri.
> That all these Mutts function to this day shows the vigour of the movement
> started by Shankara for the propagation of
> Advaita Vedanta and Sanatana Dharma as a whole.
> (To be Continued)
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