The Horoscope of Sankara Bhagavadpada

The Date of Sankara Bhagavadpada has been needlessly drawn into controversy. This is partly due to the unwholesome desire of western scholars to demote Indian Chronology so as to line it up and subordinate it to the Chronology of Greece and partly due to the confusion in the History of India written by the Western historians. Sankara’s Horoscope as given by Citsukhacharya is given below. This is in accordance with what is recorded in the 32nd prakara of his Brihat-Sankara-Vijaya.

Note :- Constellation: Punarvasu 2nd quarter Rising Sun (Lagna) Kataka (cancer)

Time: Just afternoon (Abhijit-Muhurta)

Day: Sunday

Tithi: Panchami, bright half (Suklapaksha)

Month: Visakha

Year: Nandana,

Kali 2593 (509 B.C.)

Yudhistira Saka 2631.

(Date of Sankara By V.G.Ramachandran, Published by International Society for the Investigation of Ancient Civilizations, Madras – General Editor: Dr.N.Mahalingam, 1985)