Gnaana Siddhar Adisankarar (White-robed, Long-haired, long hair tied on top of head as a tuft and with beard, Tamilian from South Pandiya kingdom, Translated Tamils’ Indhu Religious scriptures into Sanskrit Hindu scriptures.)
History of Adisankara (written by Kandappa Kottai Siddhar Ealanampattiyaar U.Ramasami Pillai, descendant of Karuwooraar Family.)
‘Adisankarar’ was not given to him with the meaning that he was the first Sankara. Aadhi Sivan, Adhi Sankaran, Adhi Paramasivan, Adhi Vedhan, Adhi Naathan … are all commmon names existing in south Tamilnadu.
A few short notes on Adisankara’s life:
Kaladi Adisankara was in Kasi when Santhanam from Karur came to join him as disciple. This Santhanam hails from Siddhar Kaakkaiyar Velaalar family of Tamilnadu.
Adisankara accepted Santhanam as his foremost disciple seeing his Tamil Scholarship and extensive knowledge in Indhuism lliterature. Adisankara also changed his name as Sanandha (Sunandha) according to Sanskrit language. Once Adisankara was on the bank of the river Ganges.
Do You Know!?
(1) The Pseudo Hinduism has been formed by covering the True indhuism with a certain colour coating. Theories such as everything, living or non-living, is God; all souls have the same Aanma, … are all comprised to form the Advaita Philosophy. This Advaita theory is just a complete imagination. All these Advaitists go to the temples; conduct prayers by describing the god or goddess from top to bottom or bottom to top; speak about the temple’s history, god’s life history, appearance… etc.
A few passages on Kaladi Adisankarar from Thirumaalikai Thevar’s Gurupaarampariyam:
(Thirumaalikai Thevar was the only son of Karuvur Thevar. His written works can be found in the book “Panniru Thirumurai”. Karuvur Thevar was the only son of His Holiness Siddhar Kaaviriyaatrangarai Karuwooraar, the 11th Pathinensiddhar Peedaathipathi. Thirumaalikai Thevar lived in 11th and 12th centuries. This original Tamil article was written during that period.)
“… My grandfather His Holiness the 11th Pathinensiddhar Peedaathipathi identified about the birth of Adisankaran in Kaladi through the analysis of Astronomy - Astrology.