TIRUCHI: Sri Adi Sankaracharya, the great philosopher, who lived about 1,200 years ago, was instrumental for the establishment of ‘Sanatana Dharma.' and founded Hinduism.
He restored the pristine glory of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy of the great Upanishds and re-established the path through which everyone can experience divinity and become part of it. While his achievements are eternal and unforgettable, his birth-place - Kalady - was not much remembered by the then society for centuries.
It was the 33-rd pontiff of Sri Sharada Peetam at Sringeri, who reminded the world of the birth-place of Sri Adi Sankaracharya. It happened exactly a century ago.
To mark the centenary of the great effort by the pontiff of Sri Sharada Peetam, the Sharada Peetam, Sringeri, has brought out a compact disc. The CD, titled as ‘KALADY – The Triumph of Faith over time,' presents a pilgrimage-like treat to the devotees, with a wide range of information about the birth-place of Sri Adi Sankaracharya, important landmarks and temples associated with his life.
Interviews with people, and spiritual leaders who experienced the holy influence of Sri Adi Sankara form the salient feature of the CD.
Different parts of the country
The CD was released simultaneously at the Sri Sringeri Sankara Mutt in different parts of the country, including Srirangam on Sunday, coinciding with the consecration of the temples dedicated to Sri Sankaracharya and Goddess Sharada at Kalady. The CD is dedicated to the 33-rd pontiff of Sringeri.
An industrialist S. Vaitheeswararn released the CD at Sri. Sringeri Mutt in Srirangam.