[Advaita-l] Interesting article.
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Thu Aug 16 23:29:03 CDT 2012
Any other authentic information directly from the Geologist will be
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 2:17 AM, viji sridhar <vijisri26 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello friends,
> I came across this interesting article about Adi Sankara and thought to
> share it with all my friends here.
> There has been lots of controversy whether Adi Sankara was born in 780 AD
> or 509 BC with various historical evidence being exchanged both for and
> against each of the dates. A striking scientific proof in favour of the BC
> theory was provided by the 68th pontiff of The Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Sri
> Chandrasekharendra Saraswati (affectionately called as the Paramacharya)
> History says that as Sankara's mother was finding difficulty to go the the
> River Purna (Presently called as River Periyar) to take bath,
> so Sankara requested the River Purna to divert and follow his footsteps
> (Kal-adi) to flow near his anscestral house to enable his mother to take
> bath without any difficulty and then later join again to the main course of
> the river.
> One day a very reputed Geologist happened to visit Kanchipuram to take
> darshan of the Paramacharya. After enquiring about his family, the
> Paramacharya requested him arrange for a diver to dive and take out sand
> from two different locations of the River Purna. One location should be
> when the River Purna enters Kerala, before it diverts into entering Kaladi
> and the other location to be at Kaladi itself. Later Paramacharya asked him
> to use the technique of carbon dating to find out the age of the sand from
> these two locations. The geologist performed the exercise as instructed by
> the Paramacharya and provided the results which was that the sand from the
> first location yielded an age of being more than 100,000 years old whereas
> the age of the sand from the second location in Kaladi was close to about
> 2500 years.
> The Age of the River sand at Kaladi confirmed that the River got diverted
> about 2,500 years back and thus again, Adi Sankara was indeed born in BC,
> which should be 509BC as per majority of the Sankaracharya mutts.
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