[Advaita-l] Web-sites related to advaita

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 15:35:22 CST 2005

Oops :-) Somehow I missed this site (or forgot about it), even though
I participated in that discussion. In any case, my main interest was
the yaagams, and I wanted to point out some resources on the yaagams
on the web.

The maadhaviiyam does say he was a kR^ishhNa yajur vedin. I posted the
verse quite a while back.


On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 12:48:45 -0800 (PST), S Jayanarayanan
<sjayana at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- S Jayanarayanan <sjayana at yahoo.com> wrote:

> > I had referred to the above website a while ago (10 Dec 2001), since
> > I
> > felt there was a discrepancy between the claims of the website and
> > the
> > advaita tradition. The advaita tradition says that Shankara was a
> > yajur-vedi (e.g. Sureshvara's commentary on the taittirIya upanishhad
> > of the kR^ishhNa yajur veda is said to be inspired due to the fact
> > that
> > Shankara was a KR^ishhNa yajurvedi), but the website says that he was
> > a
> > rig-vedi without giving any reason whatsoever for this claim.
> The old posting is at
> http://www.escribe.com/religion/advaita/m10405.html
> and the reference is to the Namboothiri FAQ at
> http://www.namboothiri.com/articles/faq/
> -------------
> Q-16. Are Adi Sankaran's Vedam and Gothram known? You trace the mother
> to Melpuzha Mana. You merely name the father as Kaipilli Sivaguru.
> (Prof. Mahadevan, Howard University, USA)
> Ans: Sri Sankarachaaryar was a Rigvedi - Aswalaayanan. He belonged to
> Kaippilly Mana near Kaladi. His Gothram is not known but can be found
> out. His Ammaath (mother's house) was Melpazhur Mana, also a Rigvedi -
> Aswalaayanan. Melpazhur Mana's Gothram is Angirass, and Pravaram,
> Bharadwajam. Owing to his father's death, his mother's brother
> conducted his Upanayanam.
> -------------

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