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Shri Shankaracharya and His Connection With Kanchipuram

Shri Shankaracharya and His Connection With Kanchipuram

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As part of the Peetarohana Golden Jubilee Series of Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji, this book titled "Sri Shankaracharya and His Connection with Kanchipuram" was published by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchipuram. The contents have been compiled and edited by Sri. A. Kuppuswami, emient scholar and devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.
As part of the Peetarohana Golden Jubilee Series of Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji, this book titled "Sri Shankaracharya and His Connection with Kanchipuram" was published by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchipuram. The contents have been compiled and edited by Sri. A. Kuppuswami, emient scholar and devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.

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Published by: Mahesh Krishnamoorthy on Jul 11, 2013
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SriSankaraBhagavatpadacaryastandsuniqueasasubtlemetaphysician,adistinctivedialectician,aprolificwriter,acommendablecommentator,apraiseworthypoetandaworldpreceptor.TheAcarya’snameisahouseholdwordinIndia.HisnameandHisfameasaphilosopherhasspreadfarbeyondtheseas.Sankaracarya’sBhasyas(Commentaries)ontheBrahmasutras,ontheBhagavatGeetaandtheUpanisadasandHisotherimportantworksconstitutetherichlegacythathasbeeninheritedbythepeopleofthisland,bythoseprofessingtheVedicDharma.TheinstitutionsfoundedbytheGreatAcarya,indifferentplacesoftheland,standaslivingmonumentstohismemory.SomesacredspotorotherinmanypartsofourcountryhasbeenrelatedwithsomeeventinSankara’slife-story.Kanchipuram,theSouthernMoksapuriofBharatisintimatelyconnectedwithSriSankaracaryainmanyways.Anumberofworks,Voluminousandshort,ofdifferentagesandclimes,indifferentformsandindiverselanguagesnarratingthelife-historyofSankara,containinformationaboutSankaracarya’sconncectionswiththesacredcityofKanchi.Anattempthasbeenmadeinthisworktopresenttheabovesaidconnectionsasgleanedfromsuchworksandalsotoinclude,inthework,picturesofsomeofthesculpturesofSankaracharyafoundinthetemplesofKanchiandaround.OurthanksareduetotheSriMahalakshmiTempleCharities,Mumbaiforthefinancialassistancerenderedforbringingoutthispublication.A.Kuppuswami

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