This site is an attempt to introduce to the world the multi-dimensional personality of Mahāpuruṣa Śrīmanta Śaṅkaradeva, one of the greatest spiritual and social reformers of India.
The propagator of the religion known as eka śaraṇa hari nāma in the 15th century in Assam, Sankara
A versatile genius, Sankaradeva rendered the Bhagavata Purana into Assamese, wrote trendsetting popular plays, composed songs of the devotional genre set to classical ragas as well as numerous devotional poems (kīrttanas) for congregational singing and even got built prayer houses for the masses to pray together in a whole-souled manner, in front of the text of the Bhagavata.
Sankaradeva propagated a religion of pure devotion to Krsna (Krishna) known as Eka Śaraṇa
Eka-Sarana means taking sole-refuge in Krsna. It is as said in the Bhagavad Gita:
sarvadharmān parityajya māmekam śaraṇam vraja More→
Sankaradeva’s philosophy is that of intrinsic equality in which the very doing of pure devotion is predicated on the existence of a transcendental society in which all members are essentially of one kind. His bhaktic philosophy envisages a kind of society which is modeled on Vaikuntha, the transcendental society, in which the governing ideal is one of equality.
Sankaradeva’s humanism has an universal appeal. And the purpose of this website is also to provide a glimpse of this humanism. It is hoped that the readers find this site both academically useful and spiritually elevating.
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