Śaṅkarācārya (ca. 700-750) | Advaita Vedanta

Advaita Vedanta of Śankara

Śankara belongs to the 8th century A.D. He describes himself as a student of Govinda, who was himself a student of Gauḍapāda. He lived for thirty-two years and wrote many works of which the chief are his commentaries on the triple basis of the Vedānta system - classical Upaniṣads, the Bhagavad-Gītā and the Brahma- sūtra.

Bhagavad Gita with Commentaries of Shankara

Bhagavad Gītā with Commentaries of Śrī Ādi Shankara Āchārya (788–820), the famous Hindu teacher and philosopher, the great teacher of Advaita Vedānta. It was due to him that Hinduism witnessed a great revival of spirituality and Hinduism and many returned to the path of God-realization.Below you can read full text of Bhagavad Gītā with Shankarāchārya’s commentaries online.

Brahma Sutras – According to Shankara

Brahma Sūtras according to Shankara is the fundamental work of Vedānta Sūtras of Bādarāyaṇa with commentaries of Śaṅkarācārya, the famous Advaita Vedanta teacher and saint of 8 th century, the propounder of non-duality of eternal, omnipresent Brahman and the embodied Jīva. The text presented here has been translated from Sanskrit and put together by a great Sanskrit scholar and spiritual teacher Swami Vireshwarananda (1892- 1985),

Isha Upanishad | Shankara's Commentaries

Isha Upanishad (Īśā Upaniṣad) with commentaries of the famous Hindu Advaita Swāmī Shankara-Āchārya: The (Vedic) mantras (verses) beginning with Īśāvāsyam have not been utilised in karma (rituals etc.), for they serve to reveal the true nature of the Self, which is not an appendage to karma. The real nature of the Ātman consists in Its purity, sinlessness, oneness, eternity, incorporeity, omnipresence, etc.

Kena Upanishad | Shankara's Commentaries

Here you can read Kena Upanishad with commentaries of the famous Hindu Advaita Vedanta Swāmī Shankara-Ācārya (788-820) online. The Kena Upanishad belongs to the Talavakāra Brāhmaṇa of Sama Veda, giving the etymological roots of an alternate name of Talavakāra Upanishad for it, in ancient and medieval era Indian texts. The Kena Upanishad is also referred to as the Kenopanishad.

Aitareya Upanishad | Shankara's Commentaries

Here you can read Aitareya Upanishad with commentaries of the famous Hindu Advaita Vedanta Swāmī Shankara-Ācārya (788-820) online. Aitareya Upanishad is contained in the Ṛig Veda and forms a part of the Aitareya Āraṇyaka. The Aitareya Upanishad is a short prose text, divided into 3 chapters, containing 33 verses. It comprises the 4-5 th and 6 th chapters of the Aitareya Āraṇyaka. It is one

Vivekachudamani: The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination | Śankara-ācārya

The Vivekacūḍāmaṇi, literally "The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination," is perhaps the most famous non-commentarial work of Śankara that expounds Vedanta philosophy. Viveka means “discrimination”, Cūḍā is crest and Mani – jewel. Hence the title means “Crest jewel of discrimination”. Just as the jewel on the crest of a diadem is the most conspicuous ornament on the person’s body, so the present treatise is a masterpiece among

Dakshinamurthy Stotram by Shankara-acharya

The Dakṣiṇāmūrti Stotram of Śrī Śaṅkarācārya contains some of the most profound teachings of Advaita Vedanta. The wisdom conveyed by its verses can bring about a radical transformation of one's world view by removing ignorance about the world, about Bhagavan, and about oneself.Why does Dakṣiṇāmūrti face south?


Shiva Mānasa Pūjā is a special text for Mental Worship of Shiva written by legendary Hindu saint and philosopher of 9th century - Śankara-āchārya. In Shiva Mānasa Pūjā we concentrate on our inner, mental worship, attitude and purification. We imagine all treasures of the world and in our mind offer them as a gift to Shiva.