Adi Shankara at Mandhata and Mahishmati
This piece is a collection of select email messages exchanged among some OM devotees on the subject for more than a decade. These have been presented here in their natural order and sequence as they occurred just to show the natural development of thought. No attempt has been made to bring any order or system. The subject and object treated in this publication is the first attempt ever made in the history of Vedic Civilization as far as the divine life of Jagadguru Adi Shankara Bhagvatpada is concerned. We thought of giving the title to this publication as Adi Shankara Goes to School, but the subject covered here is much more intensive as well as extensive. Shankaracharya acquired his basic knowledge at the feet of his Gurudeva Shri Govinda-Bhagavatpada. Govindeshvara Gupha served as Shankara's Gurukulam at Mount Mandhata. And Mahishmati (today's Maheshvara) emerged as his Advaita-Vedanta-Vijaya-Vaijayanti. The full history of this revolutionary occurrence is yet to be written.