A sacred book in Sanskrit that consists of 108 epithets of Sri Adi Shankaracharya, the father of Advaita philosophy
Adi Shankaracharya Ashtottara Shatanamavali is a sacred Sanskrit chant consisting of 108 names or epithets dedicated to Adi Shankaracharya, a renowned Indian philosopher and theologian who played a pivotal role in the development of Advaita Vedanta. These names extol his contributions to the realm of spirituality, philosophy, and Vedantic teachings. They highlight his wisdom, scholarship, and his role in propagating the principles of non-dualism (Advaita). Reciting this chant is a form of reverence and a means to connect with the spiritual legacy of Adi Shankaracharya, seeking his blessings and inspiration in the pursuit of spiritual knowledge and enlightenment.