Tunga Sringeri Math’s Records: Revealing Shri Shankaracharya’s Pre-C.E Date:

“.. The time of the foundation of the Sringeri Math cannot be definitely stated, as the date of Sri Sankara is still a matter of controversy among the

scholars of history. The date of the great Acharya is placed by scholars at different periods between the second century B.C. and 788 A.D. (the date of

Kumarila Bhatta whom Sankara met); but the information traceable up to date in Sringeri assigns to its founder the latter half of the century that preceded the birth of Christ…”

(The Sringeri Math By Swami Nikhilananda, Prabuddha Bharata, A Monthly Magazine devoted to Religion and Philosophy started by Swami Vivekananda in 1896.)

Adishankara’s Birthday – April 3, 509 B.C.

“Putting an end to the controversy over the exact date of birth of Adi Shankara, Shankaracharyas across the country on Monday unanimously accepted April 3, 509 B.C. as the birthday of the philosopher and guru. At a seminar organised in Mumbai, Shankaracharyas of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Dwarka Jyotirmath, Badrinath and Govardhan peeth Puri unanimously accepted the date and emphasised that there was no need for debate on the subject.”

(Times of India, Bangalore : 21.01.2003)