Adi Shankaracharya was born in a place called Kaladi in the Malabar region of Kerala. He was born to Namboodri Brahmin Shivaguru and Aryamba at a place called Kaladi in the Malabar region. Adi Shankaracharya established four monasteries. In the north direction, he had established Jyortimath in Badrikashram. After this, Shardamath was established in Dwarka in the west. After this, he established the Sringeri Math in the south itself. After this, he finally established the Govardhan Math at JagannathPuri in the east. In addition to the well-known BrahmasutraBhashya, Shankaracharya composed commentaries on the eleven Upanishads and on the Gita and defeated many Shramana, Buddhist, and Hindu scholars by arguing with them to re-establish Vedic religion and philosophy by creating other important texts Stotra-Sahitya.
Shankaracharya’s classmate was Chittasukhacharya. He wrote a book named Brihatshankar Vijay. The birth of Adi Shankaracharya is mentioned in that verse in which he spoken about the birth of Adi Shankaracharya in 2631 YudhishthiraSamvat. The mention of his body sacrifice is found in GururatnaMalika.
Adi Shankaracharya attained salvation at a very young age by leaving his body. His disciples last saw him walking around the Kedarnath temple and meditating behind the temple. After this, he was never seen again.
Adi Shankaracharya gave up his life at a distance of about 20 meters behind Kedarnath Temple.
Who does not know about the horrific natural disaster in Kedarnath in 2013. More than 10,000 people died in that natural calamity. In this calamity, the Kedarnath temple was not harmed due to the miracle of Bhimshila, but the samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya was completely destroyed.
Presently the construction work of AdiShankaracharya’s Samadhi Sthal has been completed. Six meters of land was excavated near Bhimshila behind the Kedarnath Temple where the Samadhi has been constructed.
A 12 feet high and 35-ton weight idol of AdiguruShankaracharya has been installed in the center of this place. This idol has been made by YogirajShilpi and his son Arun from the Mysore district of Karnataka state. The idol is made of Krishnashila stones.