This site is an attempt to introduce to the world the multi-dimensional personality of Mahāpuruṣa Śrīmanta Śaṅkaradeva (shaN^karadeva), one of the leading lights of the Neo-Vaiṣṇavite Movement.
The patron saint of Assam, India, Sankara
Sankaradeva was an erudite scholar, a prolific writer, a versatile saint-poet of unlimited merit, a lyricist of universal acceptance, a musician of high calibre, a pioneer in the field of Assamese prose, drama and dramatic performances, a painter and above all the greatest religious teacher-preacher-leader of the medieval Vaisnava movement in Assam which is rightly known as the Sankaradeva Movement.
Sankaradeva propagated a form of Vaisnavism known as Eka-Śaraṇa
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Sankaradeva was a saint of the highest order who made a passionate protest against the atheism and dualistic theology as well as the ritual-burdened form of worship to replace them with the simple religion of Love and Devotion. For the needful, he accepted literature as the vehicle of communication to the masses. Thus, a literary movement along with the Bhakti Movement took automation and thus he became a tremendous trend-setter in every walk of life.
Sankaradeva’s humanism has an universal appeal. And the purpose of this website is also to provide an insightful glimpse of this humanism. It is hoped that viewers find this site both academically useful and spiritually elevating.
[This site is a project in progress. Certain features may not be currently available. Please bear with us. Krishna!]