Adi Shankaracharya is predicted in the Bhavisya Purana. What about the other Puranas?

Do any other Puranas predict his birth and exploits or make mention of him?


Yes, other Puranas do mention about prophecy of Adi Shankara. As per Kamakoti Site, there are references to Adi Shankara being Avatara of Lord Shiva in Kurma Purana, Markandeya Purana, Aditya Purana, Shiva Purana and Linga Purana.

Among them, i found exact verses in Chapter 30 of Kurma Purana.

तदेव साधयेन्नृणां देवतानां च दैवतम्।
करिष्यत्यवताराणि शंकरो नीललोहितः॥ ३३॥
श्रीतस्मार्तप्रतिष्ठार्थ भक्तानां हितकाम्यया।
उपदेक्ष्यंति तज्ज्ञानं शिष्याणां ब्रह्मसंज्ञितम्॥ ३४॥
सर्ववेदान्तसारं हि धर्मान्वेदनिदर्शितान्।
सर्ववर्णान् समुद्दिश्य स्वधर्मा ये निदर्शिताः।। ३५।।

The people should adore lord Mahadeva, who happens to be the god of gods. The brown complexioned Siva, for the establishment of Srauta (Vedic) and Smarta dharmas (belonging to the Smritis), and for the welfare of the devotees shall incarnate on earth. He will enlighten his devotees on the subjects of the gist of Vedantas, the knowledge relating to the Brahman, and all the dharmas enshrined in the Vedas, which have been narrated earlier.

I will update this answer with verses from above mentioned Puranas after finding them.

  • Have you found any references to Shivapurana for this? – Gabe Hiemstra Jan 29 '19 at 14:49
  • @GabeHiemstra No. I couldn't find exact verse from Shiva purana. – The Destroyer Jan 29 '19 at 16:39
  • Okay, please keep us updated if you find more info :) – Gabe Hiemstra Jan 29 '19 at 17:38

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