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First Online: November 28, 2007
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Question What is the genealogy of the Shankaracharyas?

Answer Adi Shankkaracharya established four mathas in four corners of India. They are at Sringeri in South referred to as Adimath (Original Math), at Puri (East), at Dwaraka (West) and Srinagar (North). The first guru was Shankaracharya himself. Next came Sureshwaracharya, Nityabodha Ghanacharya followed and Jnana ghanacharya followed him. There is a long genealogy of gurus of Sringeri Math who are referred to as Jagadgurus (Preceptors of the Universe)

 

The Holy Men of India
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Swamiji of Chitrapur Muth Swami Vivekananda - the Most Famous Hindu MonkSahajananda Swami (1781-1830)Portrait of Ramana MaharshiSaint Tulasidas Writing his Masterpiece Ramacharitamanas
Portrait of ChanakyaPhilosopher MadhvacharyaThe class of Sadhus,includes all type of devotees, some even practising quaint rituals.Priest Krishna SharmaA Priest of the Konkani Community with Vermilion on Forehead
Sage Madhvacharya who formulated DvaitismA <b>Muth</b> and its Swamiji are the nucleus of cultural, spiritual and philanthopic activitiesThe Swamiji of the Gokarn Paratkal MuthPicture of Swami Raghavendara from a Calendar PaintingA Sadhu at Varanasi
Swami Sahajand SaraswatiPicture of a Sadhu (Ascetic)An ascetic (Sadhu) performing ritualsSai Baba of Shirdi


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