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Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti today: everything you need to know
Despite the precarious security situation in parts of the valley, nearly 200 saints from southern India are currently camped in Srinagar. The five-day event commemorates the visit of Saint Adi Shankaracharya – a Vedic scholar and teacher who hailed from Kerala and traveled through India and Kashmir. Shankaracharya popularized the philosophy of Vedanta when Buddhism was the dominant religion in the Indian subcontinent.
A special program was held at the ancient Shankaracharya Temple overlooking Dal Lake. The event is organized by ‘One India Strong India’ with the support of civil administration and different religious and social groups of Hindus in Kashmir.
“The event is staged on a grand platform. It will be a worthy tribute to the great saint. His visit greatly contributed to the philosophical and spiritual revival of Hinduism. It was in Kashmir that he engaged in discussions with academics,” said organizer Vidhu Sharma. told the ANI news agency.