four chief disciples: Padma- pada, Hastamalaka, Sureshwara, and Trotaka.
Sankara live'd for only thirty-two years. But within that short
time, he did much to' spiritualize the Indian way ofliving.
We honour him on the fifth day of thebright half of Chaitra
every year. It is his birthday. We worship him on that day and read his books.
Crocodile - A big fish-like creature living in water.
Sanyasi - Hermit, sadhu.
Mathas - Religious centres.
Kshetras - Holy places.
Composing - Writing.