A name of Siva; also short for Sankaracharya.
Auspicious. A name of Siva in his creative character or as chief the Rudras
The most influential teacher of the impersonal Advaita philosophy in Kali-yuga. According to the Padma Purana, he is an incarnation of Lord Siva sent to earth by Krishna to bewilder the atheistic with distortions of the teachings of Vedanta.
The foremost exponent of Advaita (n on-dualistic) Vedanta hailing from South India about 8th Century A.D.
The well known teacher of Vedanta philosophy. Click here for a biography.