naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 22 15:07:42 EST 1998
What do you accept as the date of Sankara's birth Dr. Ganesan ?
I have not spent enough time to read all relevant
publications on Sankara's date. I have heard/read it
as 9th century AD. There is an inscription in
Cambodia mentioning a Sankara. Usually, Sri KamakoTi
Sankaracharya (Maha PeriyavAL who recently pased away)
tells about this inscription. Dr. R. Nagaswamy
has written that this Khmer rule inscription refers
to a different Sankara.
C. Sivaramamurti has published a sculpture from
a kanchipuram temple wall, a Saint with an ekadaNDam
claiming it to be that of Sankara. Others have expressed
There are usually differences of opinion between
Sringeri & Kanchi maths on many things.
TiruvAcakam, by MaaNikkavAcakar (9th century?) clearly
refers to advaita in a disparaging manner. He must have
lived close to Sankara's time. U. V. SwaminAtaiyar
and Maraimalai aDigaL date MaaNikkavAcakar in 4th century AD.
I have to read on Sankara's time more. Any references?
Very interested in the references on issues of
dating of the Bhagavad Giithaa too.
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