Posted by: adbhutam | April 9, 2015

A SHORT VERSE ON SHANKARACHARYA’S LIFE

आर्याम्बाजठरे जनिर्द्विजसतीदारिद्र्यनिर्मूलनं

संन्यासाश्रयणं गुरूपसदनं श्रीमण्डनादेर्जयः ।

शिष्यौघग्रहणं सुभाष्यरचनं सर्वज्ञपीठाश्रयः

पीठानां रचनेति सङ्ग्रहमयी सैषा कथा शांकरी ॥

Here is a condensed rendering of Shankaracharya’s life.

  1. Birth in the womb of Mother Āryāmbā
  2. Removal of the poverty of the noble brahmin housewife (kanakadhārā)
  3. embracing up Sannyāsa
  4. Resorting to the Guru (Govindapāda)
  5. Defeating in debate Sri Mandanamiśra, etc.
  6. Accepting a group of disciples
  7. Composing the eminent commentaries
  8. Ascending the ‘Sarvajñapīṭham’
  9. Establishing the various Āmnāya pīṭhams

The above verse was recited by Br.Sri. Nochur Venkataraman in a talk.


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