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The date given by Kamakoti Peetham Math for its foundation by Adi Shankara is 482 b.c. The Math also gives 509 b.c. as the birth date of Adi Shankara, 1887 b.c. as the birth date of Buddha, and 484 b.c. as the date of the foundation of Sringeri Math. Western scholars say that Shankara was born in 788 a.d. Math=monastic institution for teaching and propaganda--in Shankara's case, of Advaita.

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 2: India > # 45

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