Adi Shankaracharya

Harbhajan Yogi Ji

Adi Shankaracharya was born in 788 AD in Kerala.

He was a highly renowned philosopher who revived a great deal of new interest in the Vedas.

He revived Vedanta when its philosophy was suffering due to excesses of ritualistic practice.

His apposite interpretations greatly assisted a revival in the importance attached to the Vedas.

Therefore, he was successfully able to advocate Advaita Vedanta.

Adi Shankaracharya established the Dashanami monastic order and adhered to the Shanmata tradition.

He founded four Adi Shankaracharya Peeths or bases of learning and devoted each one to the dissemination of the Vedas:

  • North - Jyothir Peetha, Badrinath
  • South - Sarada Peetha, Sringeri
  • East - Govardhana Peetha, Jagannath Puri
  • West - Kalika Peetha, Dwaraka