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

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 6 22:12:09 CST 2017


According to others the present Kamakshi temple was originally a Buddhist temple worshipping Goddess Tara. Goddess Tara is also worshipped by the Hindus. Goddess Tara is the second Mahavidya after the Goddess Kali, in the list of the ten Mahavidyas. Some say that it was a temple of Goddess Kamakshi (also called Lalita or Shodashi), who is also one of the ten Mahavidyas.  It is said that the goddess was Ugra and Adi Shankara installed a chakra Sri Chakra to make the goddess assume a shanta murti.  


On Fri, 1/6/17, D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ <dvnsarma at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] [advaitin] The Bhashyas of Adi Shankara
 To: "Sunil Bhattacharjya" <sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com>, "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
 Date: Friday, January 6, 2017, 7:55 PM
 According to some
 scholars the present Kamakshi temple was originally a jain
 temple and the name of the Devi
 Dharmamba(Jinadharmamba?).According to these
 scholars the original Kamakshi temple is the Adipeetheswari
 temple in Kanchi. The very fact Kamakoti Peetham recognises
 the present temple as Kamakshi temple shows that they are
 not aware of the change.
 On Sat, Jan 7, 2017 at 2:18
 AM, Sunil Bhattacharjya via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
 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
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 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
  To: "Venkatraghavan S" <agnimile at gmail.com>,
 "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-
  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. 
  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
  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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