[Advaita-l] Sringeri recognized as first Math by Kanchi?
sjayana at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 6 15:38:04 CST 2016
Looks like the Kanchi Kamakoti Math recognizes that the Sringeri Math was the first and original Math established by Adi Sankara!
Sri Adi Sankara
In their travels, they reached Sringeri in Karnataka, which is on the banks of Tungabadra. While Sri Sankara and Mandana Mishra were walking, Sarasawani did not move and stood fixed in the sands of Tungabadra. Sri Sankara turned back and realised by his divine powers that Sarasawani did not want to proceed any further and created a seat for her for spreading the Advaita. This seat is today called the Sharada Peetham or the Seat of Sharada. This was the first Mutt installed by Sri Sankara, with the direction that all the heads of the Mutts will be called Sankaracharayas and they will have a lineage of Shishyas or disciples.
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