RES: [Advaita-l] RE: Questions

Martone martone at
Tue Apr 20 13:20:31 CDT 2004

Hello all

Thank you very much for the answers, all those who answered me
sounded strange to me that  most of the answers to my questions remained on
the discussion about the Sankara Jayanti Day..
I really would like to learn from you the different ways each one lives as
an advaitin or a student of advaita..I believe it is not a "conceptual"
discussion, I believe it is very real and alive condition.
Thank you and understand my questions as an atempt to learn and see how to
live Advaita teachings.
Thank you

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Vidyasankar Sundaresan
Enviada em: terça-feira, 20 de abril de 2004 15:10
Para: advaita-l at
Assunto: [Advaita-l] RE: Questions

venkata subramaniam wrote:

>i am not sure of the date of the Magazine, but i remember having studied in
>one Shankara Kripa ( a magazine that was once published by Vani Vilas
>Press, Srirangam) that, it was H.H.The Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Sachidananda
>Shiva Abhinava Bharathi Swami who ordained that the celebration for 5 days
>from Vaishaka Amavasya to Panchami of Sri Shankara Jayanthi.  It is
>followed in spirit even today.

Yes, the date for Sankara Jayanti is as determined by Sri Saccidananda
Sivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Swami of Sringeri. At the beginning of the
20th century, the exact location of Kaladi was largely unknown and the tithi
of Adi Sankara's birth was also unknown. Conflicting details were found in
the various Sankaravijaya texts. So the Acharya resorted to the kaTapayAdi
saMkhyA scheme and applied it to the name Sankara. Accordingly, the numbers
obtained are 5, 1 and 2. Hence, he decided that the fifth day (pancamI) of
the first fortnight (Sukla paksha) of the second month (vaiSakha) should be
observed as the Sankara Jayanti day.


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