The Hindu, 12th July,1924 : col. 5.

“The author has taken great pains to sift and test the Various dates till now in the market of Shanakra’s birth and has chosen 509 B.C. as the most likely.

We congratulate him upon having hit the right nail on the head; it will please him to know that the ancient Tibetian records support him. For Shankara came in just 57 years and 9 months after the Nirvana of Buddha. He need not have wavered in his decision and put forth an alternative date of 44 B.C. of the Sringeri matha.

The life account of Shankara contains nothing new; and the author might have thrown overboard much of the heavy useless ballast of the various Shankara Vijayas and sail his craft lightly…………. The works now current might more properly be from the pen of the “Abinava Shankara of the Eight Century.”

The Telegraph: 21.03.2003

The Telegraph: 21.03.2003

Mumbai, Jan. 20 (PTI): Putting an end to controversy, sankaracharyas across the country today unanimously accepted April 3, 509 BC as Adi Sankara’s exact date of birth.

Sankaracharyas of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Dwarka Jyotirmath, Badrinath Govardhanpeeth and Puri unanimously accepted the date and said there was no need for debate on the subject.

At a seminar organised by the Ved Shastra Pandit Raksh Sabha, scholar Srikant Jichkar said the date, which was arrived at by both scientists and historians, coincides with the paramparas of the mutts across the country.

The controversy over the date that western scholars and historians in country had raised should now come to an end, he said.

Kanchi sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi said according to Indian philosophy, “we have to regard tradition, and since no political party or government in the country has understood the importance of Indian tradition, it is the duty of spiritual leaders to come together to establish this date as the beginning of determining and asserting many more truths of Bharat, now India”.

The seers urged the government to organise Adi Sankara’s birth centenary celebrations at his birthplace, Kaladi in Kerala, in 2010.