The Rediscovery of Kalady
The 33rd Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri Sharada Peetham
Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati Mahaswamigal.
Today, Kalady has been rediscovered and there is a beautiful shrine to Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya at the very location where He was born and lived His early life.
Today, Shankara Jayanti, marking the anniversary of Sri Adi Shankaracharya’s birth is celebrated throughout the world by Hindus as well as admirers and followers of Adi Shankaracharya, irrespective of their nationality and religion.
Today, the complete works of Sri Adi Shankaracharya are accessible to every sincere spiritual seeker.
All these can be attributed to a luminary figure who lived a century ago.
He was Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji the 33rd Acharya of the Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham at Sringeri, the first and foremost Peetham established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya.
The fascinating story of the rediscovery of Kalady is interlinked with the life of this illustrious saint. Establishing beyond doubt Kalady as the birth place of Shankara, He consecrated a temple for Sri Shankaracharya and for Goddess Sharada. Erstwhile rulers, statesmen, lawyers and even the British East India Company played a role in the success of the Mahaswamiji’s mission.
Over the last century, the rediscovery of Kalady has proved to be a great impetus to the teachings of Adi Shankaracharya and in general, to the followers of Sanatana Dharma.