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Shankaracharya

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: IE

 Context: The four Shankaracharyas, leaders of Hindu mathas (monasteries) in Dwarka, Joshimath, Puri, and Sringeri, have decided not to attend the inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

  • The Shankaracharyas are heads of the mathas believed to be founded by the eighth-century scholar Adi Shankara.
  • The mathas, considered centres of knowledge, trace their lineage to Adi Shankara, fostering Hindu traditions and philosophy.