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  1. Shankara.
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Historical Examples of sankara

  • On the whole it may be said that Sankara is a thorough-going Vedantist and pantheist.

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  • When the illustrious Sankara slew Tripura, even this was the weapon which he shot and by which many mighty Asuras were consumed.

  • Sankara maintains that the Sutra in question teaches the latter; the soul is everywhere.

  • Though Sankara makes this to be the teaching of the Sutras, in another place he insists that Brahman is without attributes.

  • By the contrivance of Kamandaki, a second interview between the lovers takes place in the public garden of the temple of Sankara.

British Dictionary definitions for sankara


  1. 8th century ad, Hindu philosopher, the leading exponent of the Vedantic school: noted for his commentaries on the great Hindu texts
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