Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kalady - Birth Place of Adi Shankara

Photo Depicting Crocodile catch hold of Adi Shankara

Poorna River

Krishna Temple

Kalady is the birth place of Adi Sankara ,located on the banks of the river Poorna (Periyar) in Ernakulam districts,Kerala.

Crocodile Ghat : This is the place where Adi Shankara's life turned to sanyasam.His mother Aryadevi didn't agree the desire of Sankara to become a Sanyasi.One accompanied by mother Shankara went to take bath in the river Poorna.A crocodile caught hold of his leg ,while taking bath.Drowning Shankara told his mother that ,Crocodile will leave him if she agrees his desire of becoming Sanyasin.Finally she agreed & Crocodile leaves him.

Adi Shankara is an advocate of Advita Vedanta.He travelled across Indian Subcontinent & established four Maths.One in South ( Sringeri) one in East (Puri),one in West (Dwaraka) and one in North (Jyotirmath in Uttarakhand )

Road : Kalady is about 44 KM from Kochi & 243 KM from Trivandrum.

Rail : Nearest Railway Station is Angamaly at a distance of 5 KM.

Air : Nearest Airport is Kochi International Airport

1 comment:

N. A. Ramachandra Pai said...

Wonderful sharing. I loved going through the pictures.

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