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Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti | Importance | 2019 date | Complete Information on the Birth Anniversary of Adi Shankara


Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is observed on the 5th day during waxing of moon in the month of Vaisakha (April – May). It is the birth anniversary day of  Adi Shankara. In 2019, the date of Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is May 9. Scholars differ regarding the period in which Adi Shankara lived but his birthday is celeberated annually on the same day – on the 5th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Vaisakha.

Adi Shankaracharya, who brought out Sanatana Dharma, from the clutches of rituals, is also considered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva by many people. It was Shankaracharya who had revived the teachings of Upanishads.

One of India’s greatest philosopher and saint, Shankaracharya arrived on the scene when there was complete destruction of truth, culture and morality. There was utter chaos and confusion and Shankaracharya set the house in order with his peaceful message of Vedanta.

He established the four Mathas in four corners of India to propagate Vedanta.

The day is observed by many temples, Hindu religious institutions and by schools, colleges and universities.

Apart from the mandatory prayer meetings, discussion on the philosophical works are held. Coaching camps on the works of Adi Shankara commence on the day.

Some Teachings of Adi Shankara

  • The annihilation of ignorance is salvation.
  • The charity at right time is precious.
  • Truth is that which helps the living beings.
  • One’s own pure mind is the greatest pilgrimage.
  • That is knowledge that helps in getting united to the Brahman

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