Kashmir is a holy site, a seat of learning, and the centre of Shaivism (worship of Lord Shiva). From this site, Adi Shankaracharya’s spiritual writings spread Shaivism throughout the Indian subcontinent and the world. Shankaracharya temple in Srinagar is an important temple in Kashmir (also known as Jyeshteshwara temple). This temple dates back to 200 B.C., although the existing structure dates to the 9th century A.D. Kashmir’s Hindu monarch “Sandiman” rebuilt it between 2629 and 25 B.C. Kashmiri Pandits named the temple after Adi Shankaracharya in his honour. This region has historically attracted many saints and scholars, who viewed it as very favourable to their spiritual Sadhna and study. It is situated atop the Shankaracharya Hill in Srinagar. The temple is 1,000 feet above ground level. In the ninth century A.D., the renowned philosopher and saint Adi Shankaracharya, who restored faith in the Upanishads and Vedic texts, visited this site (788-820 AD). He attacked Buddhism with textual logic and popularised the Bhakti faith.
Adi Shankaracharya composed Soundarya Lahari atop Gopadri hill. He firmly believed in the Shakti-Shri Chakra. In truth, Adi Shankaracharya travelled to Kashmir to deepen his Vedantic understanding and spiritualism. This is the culture of Hinduism; individuals are glad to provide respect and honour to others. Kashmiri Pandits have historically been the torchbearers in several disciplines. According to history, we have always been the party that gives. Who can be a GIVER? Whoever is knowledgeable and resourceful. Even though many dishonest men attempted to disparage this culture as backward, the Hindus tolerated them. They are unaware that their existence is growing due to this great culture. They are taking advantage of the fact that they cannot comprehend the tolerance limits of Hindu descendants. The ancient Indic culture, civilization, God-centered values, and dharmic traditions have taught the descendants of India to help and serve everyone.