- He was born at Kaladi in Kerala and became a saint at the age of 5
- He was the disciple of Govindacharya
- He is credited with the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta
- In order to preach and protect the dharma, he founded Ashramas/mathas at Sringeri in Karnataka, Dwarak in Gujarat, Puri in Odisha and Badrinath in UP
- He wrote commentaries on Brahmasutras. His popular works include- Vivekachudamani, Saundaryalahari, Bhajagovindam, Shivananda Lahari
- The followers of Shankaracharya are called as Smratas
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