Sankara resuscitated the glory of the vedic tradition and formulated his philosophy on religious and ethical basis that would satisfy the ethical demands and spiritual needs of the people, harmonise the conflicting religious sects and establish the cultural unity of the country on spiritual basis.

Since the advent of Adi Sankara, a galaxy of Acharyas have occupied the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham in unbroken succession and bestowed divine lustre. The 68th Acharya, Jagadguru Pujyashri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swarnigal reverentially called as the “Sage of Kanchi” and “Mahaswamigal” adorned the Peetham for 87 long years from 1907 to 1994.

The Mahaswamigal was deeply concerned about the erosion of dharma and deterioration of cherished values and initiated several measures to preserve safeguard and strengthen the spiritual unity of India based on Sanatana Dharma. The Adi Sankara Advaita Research Centre was the brain-child of the Mahaswamigal.