The Sankara Hall and the Sankara Institute of Philosophy and Culture celebrate the golden jubilee of their auspicious existence in Calcutta this year. It was established in 1967 as a branch of the Matam of Sringeri Sree Sarada Peetham.
Jagadguru Shri Adi Shankaracharya had established four Peethas in four corners of the country to help spread his mission of preaching the Upanishadic import of Advaita Vedanta. The Sringeri Peetha in south India is the first and main centre. It has been adorned by an unbroken chain of illustrious Acharyas till date. The Kolkata centre was established by the 35th Jagadguru and continues to have the blessings of the currently 36th Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahswamiji.
The Mutt has chalked out devotional and cultural programmes to mark its 50th anniversary. The celebration commenced with the Aradhana of Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji recently and will continue to present an event once every month over a calendar year.
Source: The Statesman