April 28 is the birth anniversary of Adi Guru Shankaracharya. Guru Shankaracharyaji was born in a village called Kaladi in the southern state of Kerala to Vaishakh Shukla Panchami, in a Shiva devotee Bhatt Brahmin family. His father’s name was Shivguru Namapudri and his mother’s name was Vichitadevi. Guru Shankaracharya’s parents were supreme Shiva devotees.

1-the Journey From Shankar To Become Shankaracharya

On the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha of Baisakh month, the birth anniversary of Adi Guru Shankaracharyaji is celebrated. This time this date is on today i.e. 28 April, Tuesday. The credit for the propagation of Hinduism and the establishment of four monasteries in 4 directions go to Adiguru Shankaracharyaji. Even today, his descendants are engaged in the service of God in the form of Rawal, the chief priest of Badrinath and Kedarnath. Shankaracharya did the work of identifying the traditions of Sanatan Dharma in the country and the world. On the occasion of his birth anniversary, tell you the special things related to his life…

2- Interesting Story Of The Birth Of Shankaracharyaji

Shankaracharya was born in 788 AD in a village called Kalpi (Kaushal) in Kerala. His father’s name was Shivguru and his mother’s name was Subhadra. Shankaracharya’s father was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. When they did not have children for a long time after the marriage, Shivguru and Subhadra did penance to Shiva. Then Lord Shiva came in his dream and asked him to ask for the groom.
Shivguru asked Bholebhandari for a child who is longevity and omniscient (who has knowledge of every subject), whose fame spread far and wide and lasts for ages. On this, Lord Shiva said that if your children are longevity, then they will not be omniscient, and if they are omniscient, there will be no longevity. Shivguru said that he wanted an all-knowing child. After some time when a son was born to Shivguru, he named the child Shankar, because he was received with the blessings of Lord Bholenath.

3-the Knowledge Of All The Vedas Was Done In Childhood

Shankaracharya had learned all the Vedas and scriptures at the age of 6. The father died when he was 3 years old. Since according to the boon of Lord Shiva, he had to be omniscient, then at the age of 6 he became a fierce scholar. Then he asked his mother’s permission to become a monk, but Mata Subhadra did not want her son to become a monk at such a young age. However, he had pledged to his mother that he would stay with him at the end of his life. They will also do their own cremation.

4-this Story Is Behind Becoming A Sons

The legend is that once the crocodiles caught their feet in the river. At this, he told his mother to allow me to enter the life of an ascetic, only then it would leave my feet. Knowing the son’s life in distress, the mother gave her permission to retire. The crocodile left Shankaracharya’s feet.

5- Unique Tradition Of Cremation Made In Kerala

When the final time of Shankaracharya’s mother came, according to the promise given to the mother, he reached the village and seeing his son, his mother gave up her life. Then when the turn came, all the people started protesting that the Sanyasi cannot do the cremation. Then Shankaracharya alone cremated his mother and decorated the mother’s funeral pyre in front of the house and performed the last action. After this, it became a tradition. Even today the cremation is done in front of the house in Kalpi, Kerala.

6-  Establishment Of Four Monasteries

For the propagation of Sanatan Dharma, he established 4 monasteries. Even today, the gurus of these monasteries receive the title of Shankaracharya. These monasteries or peeths are located in these states of the country – Jyotish Peeth, Badrinath – Uttarakhand (located in The Himalayas), Govardhan Peeth, Puri – Orissa. Sharda Peeth, Dwarka – in Gujarat and Sringeri Peeth, Mysore – Karnataka. Based on his knowledge and works, he came to be called Acharya and among the masses, he became famous as Shankara + Acharya = Shankaracharya.

7- Shankaracharya’s India Tour And Discussion

Shankaracharya reached Kashi on a padayatra from Kerala, from there he attained Yoga education and Advaita Brahman knowledge. After this, he reached the Mahishi of Bihar, where he defeated Acharya Mandan Mishra in a scripture. However, he lost his wife Bharti to Rati Gyan.  But when he was a Baal Brahmachari, he asked Goddess Bharti for some time and entered into Parakaya, got Rati knowledge, and defeated him again by shaping himself with Bharti. Shankaracharya gave up his life at the age of 32 near Kedarnath.

8- From Kerala to Kedarnath’s Rawal

Shankaracharyaji had established 4 monasteries in 4 directions and with this arrangement established that the chief priests of these four monasteries would be his descendants Namboodari Brahmins. Badrinath and Kedarnath also come in these 4 monasteries. The chief priests here are called Rawls. The nationwide lockout caused by the Corona crisis led to a crisis as to how Raval would be brought back from his winter home in Kerala? Then the government intervenes in this matter and arranges to bring Rawal to Badrinath and Kedarnath. Only then will the doors of Kedarnath and Briddinath be opened.

Dev Bhoomi Setting 4 Math Peeths In All Four Directions Of India

Adi Guru Shankaracharya preached the Advaita Vedanta faith in the four corners of the Bharata country along with the establishment of monasteries in these four directions – east, west, north, south religion. Was of protection.
Adi Guru Shankaracharya first established the “Vedanta Math” in South India at Srangeri (Rameswaram). The first monastery is also called “Gyanmath”.
Adi Guru Shankaracharya established the second monastery “Govardhan Math” in eastern India (Jagannathpuri).
Adi Guru Shankaracharya established the third monastery “Sharda Math” in Western India (Dwarkapuri). This monastery is also called Kalika Math.
Adi Guru Shankaracharya founded the fourth monastery “Badrikashram” in North India, also known as “Jyotipitha Math”.


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