Adi Sankaracharya the ninth century Saint is the founder of the Advaita philosophy of Hinduism. He also united the six religions of Souryam, Saktham, Vaishnavam, Saivam, Ganapathyam and Kowmaram and called it Shanmadham (six religions) that is the foundation of Hinduism. Since there have been many Sankaracharyas after him he is called Adi Sankaracharya to distinguish him from the rest.
The life and legend of the founder of Advaita and Vedanta philosophy.
A discussion of the historical evidence for the various dates for the life of Sankara.
Provides the complete writings of Adi Shankara and explains his doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. Other scriptural texts also available, including a number of Upanishads, the Vedas and Puranas.
Encyclopedia entry profiles the birth and life of this Hindu theologian.