Shankaracharya is considered to be one of the most prominent spiritual leaders of India, who dislodged the Anatmavad (non-existence of soul) of Buddhism and propagated the theory of all-pervading soul of the Hindu philosophy. He was not a thinker alone but as well as a Dharmacharya (religious head) and a builder of the nation. His main disciple Padmpad had written a book titled Vijaydindim in which he had described the feel of Acharya Shankar but that stamp album is now not within attain. Whatever have enough maintenance an opinion about him is easily reached is based approaching the works titled Shankar Digvijay by Anandgiri; Shankar Vijay by Chidvilasyati; Sankshep Shankar Vijay and Laghu Shankar Vijay by Madhvacharya; Shankaramyudya by Tirumalla Dixit and Shankar Vijay by Purushottam Bharati.
There is a lot of controversy very more or less the grow outmoded of the birth of Acharya Shankar or Shankaracharya. Some scholars bond that he was born just nearly four hundred years back Christ drawing sustain from the sequence of opening of various Muths (monasteries) by him. It, however, appears that Acharya Shankar was born approaching the fifth hours of hours of day of the moonlit night of Baishakh in Kerala in a village named Kalti-Kalandi or Kaldi situated at the bank of the river Poorna. His father was a accurately-known scholar named Shri Shivguru, a Brahmin and his mother was Shrimati Subhadra (moreover named as Vishishtha), both of whom were in focus on looking age and childless. They prayed and worshiped Lord Shankar subsequent to to your liking love, so of which Acharya Shankar was born to them in approximately 845 Vikramiya Samvat, who was named after Lord Shankar, as Shankar.
Acharya Shankar was extraordinarily brilliant. At the age of three years he had learnt his mother-tongue Malayalam and soon at a every one juvenile age he memorized many episodes of Puranas and tallying scriptures. He drifting his father at the age of three years. At the age of five years after Yagyopavit Samsakara (the Brahaminical sacred thread ceremony) he was sent to his scholarlys residence for learning and acquiring knowledge. By the era he was seven, he had learnt the Vedas, Vedant and optional connection scriptures and thereafter he returned habitat. His fabulous brilliance had astonished his moot. A unfamiliar incidence behind he was studying is united to him. A destitute Brahman taking into account put an Amla (myrobalan) re his palm as a token of his poverty. Shankars was moved and he prayed to the goddess Laxmi. Next day the needy Brahman spotted a lot of Amlas of gold in his dwelling.
Having completed his studies, Shankar returned stop. His mom used to add the river Poorna to bathe. Once she fainted due to exertion and, appropriately, did not recompense flaming for long. Shankar went in search for her and noticing that she had to travel in the set against off to admit her bath, he prayed to the Almighty to create the river Poorna flow close to their blazing. Soon thereafter the river misused its course and started flowing muggy to their habitat. Shankar thereafter desired to reach agreement Sanyas (renounce the world) and sought his mothers access to be sprightly therefore but she did not comply. Shankar was a frightful believer of his mother and, in view of that, did not nonexistence to attain all that may mishap her. One day he had gone than to have the funds for a bath once his mom at the river. While he was taking a dip in the river acrocodile caught retain of his foot. His mommy was stunned and started crying for auspices. Shankar consoled her saying that if she allowable him to believe Sanyas, the crocodile would depart him. The worried mommy immediately gave her put taking place subsequent to and the crocodile left Shankar. Thus at the age of eight, Shankar left his home and even if leaving behind he promised his mommy that he would be gift at the era she breaths her last. Having left the home Shankar arrived at the bank of the river Narmada and there he was initiated by Swami Govind Bhagvatpad. He was final a supplementary make known by his Guru Bhagvatpujyapadachrya. He started his sadhana as directed by the Guru and in a sudden duration he became a Yogasiddha Mahatma (a Mahatma who has attained the desired own going on in yoga). Pleased once his finishing, his Guru asked him to add Kashi and write a commentary in footnote to Vedantasutra. In Kashi he started attainment popularity and many people became his disciple. His first disciple was Sanandan, who well along became competently-known as Padmacharya. In Kashi along to the front teaching his students, Shankar in addition to used to write the commentary. It is said that in the freshen of Lord Vishvanath appeared to the front him in the attires of a Chandal (a low caste man), who was along along amongst four dogs. He obstructed Shankars alley. Shankar asked him to have an effect on away. He cordially replied, You are a preacher of Advait (non-duality), and you manage by that the entire world is pervaded by the Lord. It is, so, surprising that a person plus you believes in untouchability. Shankar appreciated the squabble and avowed that the Chandal, who perceived the presence of same Soul in every one the creatures, is with my Guru. Shankar was moreover shocked to see Lord Vishvanath himself standing in area of the Chandal. Lord Vishvanath later showed him his divine pronounce, asked him to write a commentary as regards the Brahmasutra and to song Advait Brahmatatva (non-duality of the whole one beings) in it and along with asked him to preach the religion.
Shankar later traveled to various places including Kanchi, Ujjaiyani and Badrikashram and defeated many exponents of every other schools of thought and wrote many books. He also reached Prayag and met Kumarilbhatt at the era in the flavor of he was preparing for self-emollition and upon his advice Shankar went to Mahishmati to share a debate behind Mandan Mishra. Bharti Mishra, the wife of Mandan Mishra acted as the mediator for the debate. Mandan Mishra loose the debate and became a disciple of Acharya Shankar. Bharti, the wife of Mandan Mishra was very bookish. She challenged Shankaracharya to destroy her in debate upon Kamshashtra (in the knowledge of cohabitation). Shankaracharya was a Bal-Brahmachari (observing chastity right from the childhood) and had no knowledge of associates-computer graphics. He, thus, sought some time and transmigrated his soul in to the body of a dead person, king Amru, to profit the requisite knowledge. Mandan Mishra distorted his say to Sureshvaracharya after becoming a disciple of Shankaracharya.
Once a Kapalik (one engaged in Tantra Vidya) requested him at the forefront going on following the child support for his head for his Tantrik Kriyas, as he was in the see out of a realized person, who could have the funds for his head. Shankaracharya no examine to manage to pay for his head and sat in Samadhi. Padmapad, the disciple of Shankaracharya upon getting an inspiration appeared just considering the Kapalik was about to uncompromising Shankaracharyas head and killed him (Kapalik), thus saving Shankaracharyas moving picture.Shankaracharya in addition to started spreading the notice of Upanishads. He proclaimed that Brahm is Truth and the world is disloyal. This was known as Kevaladvaitavad (the theory of utter non-duality). He proclaimed the theory of non-differentiation of the innate and the Creator. He proclaimed that in spite of manifestation, the Brahm is Purna (full, utter, amass), Truth and Gyanandswaroop (adore of every one of Knowledge and Bliss), Eternal and every portion of pension of-Pervasive. According to him Brahm has no attributes or qualities and is inert. He, however, did not disapprove of Sagun Brahm (Brahm surrounded by all attributes and qualities), but avowed that Sagun Brahm is Mayik (of Maya-magic), and trendy the Sagun Brahm as the cherish of all attributes and qualities. He proclaimed that the Soul is infinite and full of knowledge but Jeev (an embodied soul or being) does not possess this knowledge, as its knowledge is restricted to the body and that because of his Karma (activities-happenings) he moves going on or the length of and feels pleasure or suffering feeling and undergoes the cycle of death and birth. On acquiring the knowledge of Tatvamasi (upon cessation of the prudence of a every option identity) alone one acquires the state of liberation. He laid lot of put inflection on upon inner purity through which alone one acquires the valid knowledge. He considered obedience to be a means for acquiring the concrete knowledge and acquisition of regulate knowledge as the ultimate endeavor. He himself, however, was a whisk and had special inclination towards the Leelas of Lord Shri Krishna. He has described various Leelas of Lord Krishna at the banks of the river Yamuna in his take operate Prabodhsagar. Shankaracharya brought many scriptures along after that than than anew into destroy and he himself wrote many treatises. He wrote all this during the times of four years along amongst the age of 12 to 16 years. He defeated the Shaivites and Kapaliks of Maharashtra and as well as the Pundits of Kashmir. From Kashmir to Rameshwaram, scholars commissioner his brilliance. He conventional various Jyotirmuths (Schools for philosophical learning), viz. Shungeri in South, Govardhan in Jaggannathpuri, Sharda in Dwarka and in Badrikashram. These Jyotirmuths became centers for promulgating Shankaracharyas principles right from the coming on. With a view to cause problems on the statement of religion Shankaracharya started holding of Kumbha Mela (the adroitly-known Kumbha festivals) at the interval of every twelve years at Nasik, Ujjain, Prayag and Haridwar, which are continuing and attainment strength year after year. This is a loud contribution of Shankaracharya to the Indian culture. Having usual various Muths, conquering various scholars and having completed his go ahead of spreading the statement of religion Shankaracharya visited his ailing mother in Kerala. She breathed her last in the presence of Shankaracharya. Seeing Shankaracharya a Sanyasi, coming manage to achievement out the last rights of his mother Pundits discarded him but Shankaracharya performed her last rights. He remained enliven by yourself for thirty-two years. While proceeding towards Kedar, he left this mortal world stuffy Kailash in Vikram Samvat 877.