[Advaita-l] Age/History of Sankara

B Shridhar kameshwarii at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 11:59:22 CDT 2006

On 10/9/06, Karthik Subramanian <karthikvathula at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Namaste Shridhar,
>   You wrote: "Further in case the kanchi mutt relied on chidambaram as adi
> sankara's birth place then why do they have a adi sankara sthupi at kaladi -
> it should have been at chidambaram. Also why are they celebrating the
> sankara jayanthi at kaladi instead of chidambaram ? Please forward facts
> instead of fiction."
> Kaladi was unknown to the world until Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava
> Nrsimha Bharati Mahaswamigal, the 33rd Peetadhipathi of Sringeri Sharada
> Peetam, discovered it in 1910 and consecrated shrines for Sri Adi Shankara,
> Sri Sharadambal and Sri Aryambal there. Only in the latter part of the 1900s
> did the Kanchi Mutt construct the Keerthi Sthambam in Kaladi.

If kaladi was unknown to the world then from the time of birth of adi
sankara to the time of the 33rd acharya of sringeri peetam, all the previous
acharyas of the sringeri, dwarka, jyotir mutt, kanchi must have been
searching for a place called kaladi and then Lo! they were enlightened by
the 33rd acarya of the sringeri peetam.

If you must know some data, please note that the 33rd acharya of the
sringeri peetham was the one who located the samadhi of Mother Aryambal at
kaladi and built her samadhi there. Kaladi was not discovered by the 33rd
acharya but the samadhi was discovered by him. Get your history straight
before your comment.

  Also, a festival called Shankara Jayanthi made its way into the almanacs
> only after it was instituted by MahaSwamigal.

One has to call this devotion !!!!!!

>   Karthik
> Regards,
> Karthik
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