- a.d. 789?–821?, Hindu Vedantist philosopher and teacher.
Also called Shan·ka·ra·char·ya [shuhng-ker-uh-chahr-yuh] /ˈʃʌŋ kər əˈtʃɑr yə/.
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Shankara's date is a center of the usual scholastic dispute.
Yet Shankara, the ancient founder of the Swami Order, disregarded the injunctions.
Every swami belongs to the ancient monastic order which was organized in its present form by Shankara.
This philosophy of monism received its highest expression in the Upanishad commentaries of Shankara.