Prof Chandradhar Sharma in "Advaita Tradition in Indian Philosophy" Page 124-125 writes
References to some ancient teachers of Vedanta are found in the
Vedanta literature, but their works, if they composed any, are not
extant. Badarayana in his Brahma-sutra names some teachers of old
citing their views. They are: Jaimini, Ashmarathya, Badari, ...
From this blog which answers Who are Gaudiya Vaishnavas?
“Gauḍīya” indicates the part of India between the southern side of the
Himalayan Mountains and the northern part of the Vindhyā Hills, which
is called Āryāvarta, or the Land of the Āryans. This portion of India
is divided into five parts or provinces (Pañca-gauḍadeśa): Sārasvata
(Kashmir and Punjab),...
The advaita guru parampara begins with the deva-parampara (Narayana, Brahma), followed by the Rishi-parampara (vasishtha, shakti, parashara, vyasa, suka). After Suka, we turn to the manava-parampara of Gaudapada, Govindapada, Shankara.
This is how it is chanted - Advaita-Guru-Paramparā-Stotram
नारायणं पद्मभुवं वशिष्ठं शक्तिं च तत्पुत्रं पराशरं च व्यासं शुकं
Now let's answer the question: The Vedic origin of Lord Shiva: which means from Rudra to Shiva?
Let's get some facts in place:
Now, in the Rig Vedā, the word “Śiva” occurs more than 30 times, and all these are not personified names (swarūpa), they are various aspects of auspiciousness and pleasantness. For example, the hymn “Be Śiva with me” meaning be ...
Here is the reference from Mahabharata.
Bhishma said, "Thou art endued with great intelligence, O
Yudhishthira! It is even so as thou sayest. The person is very rare
who is possessed of all those good qualities. To be brief, conduct
like this (viz., the presence of all the virtues spoken of), is very
difficult to be met with even upon careful search. I ...
If your question is simply “*Did**Swami Vivekanand do it”?
This website mentions this
So in short,apparently,Yes.
If you ask me “why did Swamiji do it”?I don’t know.
But animal sacrifice to mother Kali is mentioned in Bhagavatam(so I have heard).So I don’t think it is scripturally invalid.
Gaudiya indicates that they honour Radharani along with Sri Krishna
A Krishna centric devotee is technically called a ”Karshnav”
Someone who worships Radharani along with Krishna,is called a Gaudiya Vaishnav.
This is explained in a lecture by HG Amogh Lila Prabhu,6:10-6:49
Buddhism declined from India in the past, due to assimilation.
Firstly, Buddhism had flourished in ancient India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, but eventually, the Buddhist locals became subject to "hard" assimilation into Islam by foreign invaders. See the Wikipedia articles Buddhism in Afghanistan, Buddhism in Pakistan and also this article section. ...
I am aghast at the claim above that the Kanchi Mutt was established in 1820 AD. Nothing can be further from truth. The Mutt not only has proven repeatedly that the Mutt was established by Adi Sankara in 482BCE but also has traced the adhishtanams (places where the head of the Mutt on attaining samadhi is buried) of each of his successor from 482 BCE till ...