[Advaita-l] [advaitin] The Bhashyas of Adi Shankara

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 6 14:48:06 CST 2017

Dear Subbuji,

Adi Shankara  wrote the Lalita-Trishati-bhshya and he visited the Kamakshi mandir in Kanchipuram.He advocated Samayachara and not Vamachara.

As regards the Saundaryalahari, the first part called the Ananandalaharai (verses 1 to 41) could have been written by the Kashmir king Pravarasena (porbably called himself the Dravidashishu) and the second part was completed probably by Abhinava Shankara. 

Sunil KB
On Fri, 1/6/17, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] [advaitin] The Bhashyas of Adi Shankara
 To: "Venkatraghavan S" <agnimile at gmail.com>, "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
 Date: Friday, January 6, 2017, 10:36 AM
 To the list of works
 mentioned below, we may also add:
 The Soundarya Lahari which was translated to
 Tamil by Kaviraja Pandita
 stated to be of
 the 11 CE who mentions Shankara as the author.  Another
 much later work 'Pulavar Puranam' while
 recording Kaviraja's life says that
 Shankara was a shākta practitioner, not of the
 vāmāchāra type.
 2017-01-06 11:13 GMT+05:30 V Subrahmanian
 <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>:
 > We may also note that
 Amalananda, the author of the Kalpataru on the
 > Bhamati, 13CE has stated that the
 Prapanchasara is of Bhagavatpada and
 cited a verse from there in the Kalpataru.
 > Madhusudana Saraswati
 has stated in the Siddhantabindu, a commentary on
 > the Daśaśloki that it is of Shankara.
 > Vidyaranya in the
 Panchadashi has acknowledged the Vākyavrtti as that of
 > Shankara.
 > Madhusudana Saraswati has also cited a
 line in the Gudharthadipika from a
 famous 'Vishnushatpadi stotram' attributed to
 Vishveshvara Sraswati, his guru, in the Yatidharma sangraha,
 has cited
 > verses from the Vakyavritti
 and the Brahmanuchintanam as those of Shankara.
 > Based on the above it
 looks like the several other works apart from the
 > bhashyas are accepted in the tradition as
 that of Shankara.
 > subbu
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