[Advaita-l] Adi Sankara's Birth Date

Sriram Krishnamurthy asksriramjobs at gmail.com
Wed May 4 06:15:31 CDT 2011

request you to  refer the following URL for a detailed analysis on this

Sri R.M.Umesh had written a book  'Shankara's Date', with a foreword by Dr.
K. Kunjunni Raja
This can be taken as an authentic source book.


On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:

> The famous astrologer BV Raman has given Adi Sankara's birth date and
> horoscope in his book Notable Horoscopes.
> http://books.google.co.in/books?id=sXJ02csFd5kC&printsec=frontcover&dq=notable+horoscopes&source=bl&ots=HVggcAceqm&sig=69-2i0wAN0FuO-K-5LQbLdOrs1g&hl=en&ei=wiTBTZiZGofwrQfq5N3tBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false
>  According to him he has concluded like this-
> 'As Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao says: According to the records of the
> Sringeri Mutt (Guru Parampara Patti) which are well preserved and
> reliable, Sankara was born on the 5th day of the bright half of the
> lunar month of Vaisakha of the cyclic year of Eswara in Vikrama 14.
> This corresponds to 25th March 44 BC.  I am inclined to give greater
> weight to the reliability of this date as it is given in the lists
> preserved by the Gurus of Sringeri and consequently, there was no
> chance of their having been tampered with. Sankara's Guru was
> Govindapada, who is said to have begotten by his Kshatriya wife, the
> great Vikramaditya. Sankara must therefore have lived about the time
> of Vikramaditya.'
> If Sringeri Matha has said Adi Sankara's birth date is in 44 BC why
> did they celebrate 1200 year anniversary in 1988?
> BV Raman says- 'Jupiter's aspect on the Moon denotes profound
> spirituality, while the Martian aspect shows a vivid emotional
> temperament which animated his philosophical expositions with
> matchless charm and dignity.'
> --
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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