There are five Advaitha mathas in India, which were established by Adi Shankaracharya.

Swami Vivekananda was famous during his times (12 January 1863 - 4 July 1902).

Did Vivekananda meet any Shankaracharya? Did any Shankaracharya of those mathas comment about swami Vivekananda? Is there any relationship(conversation) between Vivekananda and the Shankaracharyas?

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What I do know is that Totapuri Maharaj is the one who initiated Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa into Advaita Vedanta.Apparently,one needs to be a monk to be initiated in Vedanta.

Tota puri Maharaj did not reside in a single place,so it was not likely for him to be associated with a single math.


The above link provides information on their interaction and some discourse.

Edit:Why I mentioned Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa is the fact that he is Swami Vivekananda’s guru,and taught Swamiji Vedanta.

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