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Shankara

[shuhng-ker-uh] /ˈʃʌŋ kər ə/
noun
1.
a.d. 789?–821? Hindu Vedantist philosopher and teacher.
Also, Sankara.
Also called Shankaracharya
[shuhng-ker-uh-chahr-yuh] /ˈʃʌŋ kər əˈtʃɑr yə/ (Show IPA)
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  • It is the head-quarters of the Jagat-guru or successor of shankaracharya in the headship of the Smartas.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
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Shankaracharya

/ˈʃʌŋkərɑːˈtʃɑːrjə/
noun
1.
9th century ad, Hindu philosopher and teacher; chief exponent of Vedanta philosophy
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