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Verses 16

Saundarya Lahari

The Soundarya Lahari (Sanskrit: सौन्दर्यलहरी) meaning “The waves of Beauty” is a famous literary work in Sanskrit attributed to Adi Shankara. Some believe the first part “Ananda Lahari” was etched on mount Meru by Ganesha himself (or by Pushpadanta). Sage Gaudapada, the teacher of Shankar’s teacher Govinda Bhagavadpada, memorised the writings of Pushpadanta which was carried down to Adi Shankara.

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