HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 20-2.
20. Sankara Jayanthi-2.
Swami Sri Adi Sankaracharya is our Vedanta Guru.
He was God incarnate.
He was born at a time when Bharatiya thought and culture were decaying;
when they underwent sore distraction;
when ethical glory and the widespread influence of the Buddhistic cult was gradually dying;
when there was complete chaos and confusion;
when innumerable sects sprang up and,
with their own individual doctrines,
confounded the masses;
when evil social influences and blind superstitions,
garbed falsely in the clothes of religion,
attracted the credulous masses into a frenzy,
and ambushed them into complete ignorance of the ultimate Reality.
There were no less than seventy-two cults and sects of this type which carried away people from the right path.
To be continued .....