Age of Sankara

Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara

The time in which Adi Sankaracharya was born and lived has for ever been a controversy. There was no proof of when Adi Sankaracharya was born. There is an opinion that Sankara lived during 788-839 AD. But after an immense and painstaking  research of 20 years, T.N.Narayana Sastri has written this book on Adi Sankaracharya and also has evidence that he lived only in 509-477 BC. A gap of 1297 years earlier than the commonly believed 788-839 AD. This book entitled "Age of Sankara' will discuss about the life of Adi Sankara and establish with solid evidences that Sankara lived between 509-477 BC.
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About the Author

T.S.Narayana Sastri was born on 23 September 1869 at Tandalum (Chengalput dt, Tamil Nadu,India). He studied the Vedas and Sanskrit till his 20th year. Following that, he had his undergraduate education from the Christian College, Chennai. Following his bachelors he studied and practiced Law. He was an active member of the Vidwan Mano Ranjani Sabha.  He was a voracious reader and his hobby was collecting rare books from around the world. His personal library was estimated to have had about 50,000 books.

An immense  research for 20 years on Adi
Sankaracharya led to this book. This book "The Age of Sankara" was first published in 1916. Later in 1971, his son T.N. Kumaraswamy, a famous writer and translator, released the second edition of this book with the blessings of  Shri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati.

Now the third edition is released in 2010 with the blessings of Shri Jayendra Saraswathi by his grandson, T.G.Rammohan. The abbreviated version of the main book spans 44 pages and based on the reception, the main book which is more than 400 pages shall be released in the days to come.

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