Perfect Sri Chakra By Adi Shankaracharya Sringeri

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The Sri Chakra of Devi is perfect synchoronization of Universal Reality and the Individual Soul.

The Advaita system propounded Adi Shankaracharya,based on the Mahavakyas of the Vedas define Reality as Brahman .

It is is beyond Attributes.

It is beyond senses and a Noumenon.

It is Absolute with no reference to relate to.

The Individual Soul,Jiva is but a part of Brahman.

It is not separate,different from Brahman.

The individual soul,the world of Names and Forms are illusory in the sense that they are Relative.

The Individual Soul and the world of Names and Forms is because of Illusion.

This Illusion,at the Individual level is Avidya,Nescience,absence of Absolute Knowledge or loosely put Ignorance.

At the Universal level it is,Called Maya.
The Reality ,Brahman is the emobodiment of Being,Consciousness and Bliss.

SAT,CHIT,ANANDA.

Once ignorance,Avidya is removed the false ,Relative knowledge gives way to Absolute Knowledge,Brahma Gnana,when the Individual soul becomes aware of its original state,that of Reality,Brahman.

This,in short,is Advaita.

As it is impossible for the human mind to concentrate on mere principles,Hinduism,as a first step,recommends Personal God.

To facilitate the process of integrating the Universal Soul with the Individual soul,four tools are suggested.

1.Gods/Goddesses.

2.Sounds in the form of Mantras

3.Geometrical shapes and

4.Combination of Sound and Geometrical shapes,Mantra and Yantra,which form Tantra.

One of the most effective Yantra is Sri Chakra of Devi.

For details of Sri Chakra,google sri yantra+ramanan50.

Sri Chakra and OM are interchangeable.

Adi Shankaracharya established Sri Chakra invmany places,including Kolluru and Sringeri.

The perfect Sri Chakra can be found at Sringeri,the Mutt established by Adi Shankaracharya.

The ancient temple of Sri Sharada, the presiding deity of Sringeri has a glorious history that begins with the setting up of the Dakshinamnaya Peetham by Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada. Originally it was an unpretentious shrine with the Murti of Sharada made of sandalwood, installed over the Sri Chakra that Sri Adi Shankara carved on a rock. Subsequently Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha and Sri Vidyaranya had a temple built in the Kerala style, with timber and tiled roof. Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha substituted the sandalwood idol with the present golden idol.

Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati raised the present structure in granite with polished granite walling round the sanctum and Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati consecrated the new temple in May 1916. Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha made several improvements in the temple. The Mahamandapam has huge stone pillars exquisitely carved with deities like Durga, Raja Rajeshwari, Dwarapalakas and Devis which are all sculpted according to the Shilpa Sastras practised in Tamilnadu.

Sanctified by the worship of an unbroken succession of Acharyas of the highest purity, loftiest devotion and unsurpassed mantric powers, the Murti of Sri Sharada radiates grace and blessings.’

Reference and citation.

https://www.sringeri.net/temples/sri-sharadamba

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Shankar Mutts By Shankaracharya Four Vedas

Shankaracharya and Kamakshi Amman

Those who know a little of Sanskrit and Hinduism would know what an Intellectual Giant Adi Shankaracharya was.

But not many know the logic that has gone behind his establishing the four Mutts.

He chose four directions to found the Mutts.

Shishya
(lineage)
Direction Maṭha Mahāvākya Veda Sampradaya
Padmapāda East Govardhana Pīṭhaṃ Prajñānam brahma (Consciousness is Brahman) Rig Veda Bhogavala
Sureśvara South Sringeri Śārada Pīṭhaṃ Aham brahmāsmi (I am Brahman) Yajur Veda Bhūrivala
Hastāmalakācārya West Dvāraka Pīṭhaṃ Tattvamasi (That thou art) Sama Veda Kitavala
Toṭakācārya North Jyotirmaṭha Pīṭhaṃ Ayamātmā brahma (This Atman is Brahman) Atharva Veda Nandavala

All the Four Vedas are represented

Padmapadacharya (fl. 8th century CE) was an Indian philosopher, a follower of Adi Shankara.

Padmapāda’s dates are unknown, but modern scholarship places his life around the middle of the 8th century; similarly information about him comes mainly from hagiographies. What is known for certain is that he was a direct disciple of Shankara, of whom he was a younger contemporary. Padmapada was the first head of Puri Govardhana matha. He is believed to have founded a math by name Thekke Matham in Thrissur, Kerala. Keralites believe that he was a Nambuthiri belonging to Vemannillom, though according to textual sources he was from the Chola region in South India.

Sureśvara (also known as Sureśvarācārya, c. 750 CE) was an Indian philosopher, who studied under Śankara. Śankara is said to have entrusted to Sureśvara his first monastic institution, the Sringeri Sharada Peetham. Suresvara is believed to have founded the famous Naduvil Matham in Thrissur…

Little is known for sure about Sureśvara’s life. According to a strong tradition within Advaita Vedānta, before he became a disciple of Śankara, Sureśvara was known as Maņdana Miśra, a Mīmāmsāka. After being defeated in debate by Śankara, Miśra renounced his life as a householder, and became a sannyāsin. Whether this Maņdana Miśra was the same as the author of Brahmasiddhi is questioned by modern scholars, on the basis of textual analysis.

Hastamalakacharya (IAST Hastāmalakācārya) (c. 8th century CE) was a disciple of Adi Shankara, the Advaita philosopher. He was made the first Jagadguru (head) of the Dvāraka Pīṭhaṃ, the monastery founded by Adi Shankara in Dwaraka. Hastamalaka founded a matha by name Idayil Matham in Thrissur, Kerala.

The Mādhavīya Śaṃkaravijayam states that when Adi Shankara was at Kollur, he accepted invitations by brāhmaņas to have Bhikşa (alms or food) at their houses. On such an occasion he visited a village called Śrī Bali (present day Shivalli), where every house was said to emit the holy smell of the smoke of Agnihotra sacrifice, to accept Bhikşa. That place was inhabited by about two thousand brāhmaņas who were learned in the Vedas and performed the Yajnas prescribed in the Vedas. There was also a temple dedicated to Shiva and Parvati.

In that village there lived a brāhmaņa, Prabhākara, who was noted for his learning. He had a son who though appearing quite handsome, behaved rather like an idiot. Though upanayanam was performed for him, he did not take to studying the Vedas, instead preferred to sit around doing nothing. Hearing about Adi Shankara’s visit, Prabhākara approached the Acharya (teacher) with a load of fruit and prostrated before him. He also made his son prostrate before him. Prabhākara explained to Adi Shankara that his son behaved rather like an idiot and sat idly throughout the day.

Then, Adi Shankara addressed that young boy and asked him who he was. The boy replied in 12 verses containing the gist of theAdvaita philosophy.Thus Adi Shankara was immensely impressed with him and accepted him as his disciple. He was named Hastāmalaka (one with the amalaka fruit in his hand) since the knowledge of the Self was natural to him like an Amalaka fruit in one’s hand. Adi Shankara took the boy into his party and started towards his next destination..

Totakacharya (IAST Toṭakācārya) (c. 8th century CE) was a disciple of Ādi Śaṅkara, the Advaita philosopher. He was made the first Jagadguru (head) of the Jyotirmaṭha Pīthaṃ, the northern maṭha founded by Ādi Śaṅkara near Badrinath. He founded a maṭha by name Vadakke Matham in Thrissur, Kerala…

he Mādhavīya Śaṅkaravijayam states that when Ādi Śaṅkara was at Śṛṅgeri, he met a boy named Giri. Ādi Śaṅkara accepted the boy as his disciple. Giri was a hard-working and loyal servant of his Guru, Ādi Śaṅkara, though he did not appear bright to the other disciples. One day, Giri was washing his Guru’s clothes, when Ādi Śaṅkara sat down to begin a lesson on Advaita Vedānta. He however did not start the lesson saying he was waiting for Giri to come back from his chores and singing lessons. At this, Padmapada pointed to a wall and said that it would be the same if Ādi Śaṅkara taught to this dumb object as he taught to Giri. Now, Ādi Śaṅkara wanted to reward Giri for his loyalty and devotion. Thus he mentally granted Giri the complete knowledge of all the śāstras (sciences). The enlightened Giri composed extempore the Toṭākāṣṭakam, a Sanskrit poem in the toṭaka metre, in praise of the Guru Ādi Śaṅkara. Thus the dumb disciple Giri became Toṭākācārya.

Look at the way Shankaracharya appointed Pontiffs, from deep south to west and from North to South.

And three of these Mutts  fall into a pattern of being in the same latitude.

Geographically speaking the char Dham make a perfect square with Badrinath and Rameswaram falling on the same longitude and Dwarka (old) and Puri on the same latitude, representing the farthest north, east, west, and south points of India (at that time, before coastlines changed)

Badrinath, coordinates. Longitude.

79.49481879999996

Rameshwaram Longitiude.

79.31292910000002

Dwaraka latitude.

22.2441975

Puri Latitude.

19.8133822

* Present alignment.

Citations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Char_Dham

http://www.distancesfrom.in/odisha/puri-latitude-longitude/46.html

Sringeri Sharada Peetam Guru Parampara Acharayas List


This is the list of Gurus,Acharya Paramapara of  Srningeri Sharada Peetha.

 

HH.Abhnava Vidyatheertha and Bharati Theertha, Sringeri Sharda Peeta.
HH.Abhnava Vidyatheertha and Bharati Theertha, Sringeri Sharda Peeta.

 

 

1. Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada 820 (videha-mukti)
2. Sri Sureshwaracharya 820 – 834
3. Sri Nityabodaghana 834-848
4. Sri Jnanaghana 848 – 910
5. Sri Jnanottama 910 – 954
6. Sri Jnanagiri 954 – 1038
7. Sri Simhagiri 1038 – 1098
8. Sri Ishwara Tirtha 1098 – 1146
9. Sri Nrisimha Tirtha 1146 – 1229
10. Sri Vidya Tirtha 1229 – 1333
11. Sri Bharati Tirtha 1333 – 1380
12. Sri Vidyaranya 1380 – 1386
13. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati I 1386 – 1389
14. Sri Nrisimha Bharati I 1389 – 1408
15. Sri Puroshottama Bharati I 1408 – 1448
16. Sri Shankara Bharati 1448 – 1455
17. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati II 1455 – 1464
18. Sri Nrisimha Bharati II 1464 – 1479
19. Sri Puroshottama Bharati II 1479 – 1517
20. Sri Ramachandra Bharati 1517 – 1560
21. Sri Nrisimha Bharati III 1560 – 1573
22. Sri Nrisimha Bharati IV 1573 – 1576
23. Sri Nrisimha Bharati V 1576 – 1600
24. Sri Abhinava Nrisimha Bharati 1600 – 1623
25. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati I 1623 – 1663
26. Sri Nrisimha Bharati VI 1663 – 1706
27. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati II 1706 – 1741
28. Sri Abhinava Sacchidananda Bharati I 1741 – 1767
29. Sri Nrisimha Bharati VII 1767 – 1770
30. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati III 1770 – 1814
31. Sri Abhinava Sacchidananda Bharati II 1814 – 1817
32. Sri Nrisimha Bharati VIII 1817 – 1879
33. Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati 1879 – 1912
34. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati III 1912 – 1954
35. Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha 1954 – 1989
36. Sri Bharati Tirtha 1989 – Present

 

Source.

http://www.sringeri.net/jagadgurus