[Advaita-l] Re: Sri Sankara Jayanti
krishnan.sankara at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 22:37:52 CDT 2006
While on the discussion on the date of Sri Sankara Jayanthi this year,
I am reminded of the 'katapayati sutra' (which I am sure, most of us
are familiar with) and its application to the word 'Sankara'.
As per the sutra, the word gets decoded into the integer 215. Some are
of the view that '215' stands for the second (chandramana) month,
first (bright) paksha and fifth tithi. In other words it stands for
the Panchama Tithi of the Sukla Paksha of Vaisaka month, which is
incidentally is the jayanthi day of Adi Sankara.
And (as many of have indicated) this year, Sri Sankara Jaynthi falls
on Second May (Tuesday).
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> Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:04:44 +0530 (IST)
> From: "Sridhar Babu" <sridhar at amritapuri.amrita.edu>
> Subject: [Advaita-l] Re: Sri Sankara Jayanti (Jaldhar H. Vyas)
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> || Bhava Sankara Desikame Saranam ||
> Om Namah Shivaya Vyas Ji
> I had referred from the following link the birth-day of Sri Adi
> Sankaracharya Swamiji.
> > On Tue, 25 Apr 2006, Sridhar Babu wrote:
> >> || Bhava Sankara Desikame Saranam ||
> >> Om Namah Shivaya all advaitins
> >> Most Important Date of the Year is about to arrive ...
> >> Sri Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti (May 13, 2006).
> > As other posters have mentioned, Shankaracharya Jayanti is Vaishakha
> > Shukla 5, i.e. May 2. May 13, is Vaishakha Purnima.
> > As for the most important date, I would say that would be Ashadha Purnima
> > or as it is more popularly known, Guru Purnima (July 11 this year.) On
> > Guru Purnima, we pay our respects to the entire Guru Parampara from
> > Shriman Narayana, including Shankaracharya, up to the present day.
> > --
> > Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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