Shankaracharya Temple


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The ancient Sankaracharya Temple, also known as the Jyesteswara Temple, is found on top of the hill Takht-i-Sulaiman or “Throne of Solomon”, at the hight of 350m. Overlooking the lake, Adi Shankaracharya (788-820AC) lived, meditated and did Tapas (penance) here to review Hinduism which had been eclipsed by Buddhism. He worshipped the Shiva Lingam, which is still found in the Sanctum Sanctorum. Information bords on the spot tells, that Adi Shankaracharya “attained spiritual knowledge” at this particular place and after that went out and formed the four Hindu schools of Advaita, the philosophy of non-dualism.