Shankara

[ shuhng-ker-uh ]
/ ˈʃʌŋ kər ə /

noun

a.d. 789?–821?, Hindu Vedantist philosopher and teacher.
Also Sankara.
Also called Shan·ka·ra·char·ya [shuhng-ker-uh-chahr-yuh] /ˈʃʌŋ kər əˈtʃɑr yə/.
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Examples from the Web for shankaracharya

  • It is the head-quarters of the Jagat-guru or successor of Shankaracharya in the headship of the Smartas.

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British Dictionary definitions for shankaracharya

Shankaracharya

Shankara (ˈʃʌŋkərə)

/ (ˈʃʌŋkərɑːˈtʃɑːrjə) /

noun

9th century ad, Hindu philosopher and teacher; chief exponent of Vedanta philosophy
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