Sri Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti will be celebrated on May 11, 2016 (Wednesday) i.e., Vaishakh Shukla Panchami.
Sri Shankara was born to Sri Sivaguru and Sri Aryamba in Kalady, Kerala
Shankara Jayanthi Celebration:
Special Abhishekam to Adi Shankara amidst chanting of vedas especially Sri Rudra Parayanam will be held at Kalady, Sringeri, Puri and other Shankara Math Temples.
Special homam, Shankara Digvijayam parayanam will be held at places. Deity of Sri Shankara will taken in procession in the mada veethis of Temple.
In Sringeri, Sri Shankaracharya Rathotsava will be held on May 12th (the day after Shankara Jayanthi)
Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada is the the avatara of Lord Shiva. Sankaracharya spread Advaita philosophy to the entire world.
The great works of Jagadguru includes Prasthanatraya Bhasyams on Bhagavad Gita, Upanishad, Brahma Sutra.
Adi Shankara established four Peetams namely
1) Sringeri Math in Karnataka in the south,
2) Kalika Math at Dwaraka in Gujarat in the west,
3) Govardhana Math at Puri in Orissa in the east, and
4) Jyotirmath (Joshimath) at Badrikashrama in Uttarakhand in the north