Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is observed as the birth anniversary of the great Indian sage and philosopher Adi Shankara. Adi Shankara was born in Kalady in Kerala in the year 788 C.E. and he left his physical existence in this world at the young age of 32 in year 820 C.E.
Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is observed on Shukla Paksha Panchami of Vaishakha month, which occurs in April / May. It was Shankaracharya who combined the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta philosophy and revived it at a critical time when Hindu culture was on decline.
Adi Shankara, Madhava and Ramanuja, were the three great masters who actively involved in the revival of Hinduism. They formed philosophical doctrines that are still followed by their respective sects. They have been revered as the most important figures in the history of Hindu philosophy.