|Among the important
places and temples that he saw were Gaya, Puri, Brindavana, Mathura, Dwaraka, Kasi,
Prayaga, Sitakunda, Varahakunda, Ayodhya and
Badarikasrama. At these places, he came into contact with Vaishnavite teachers of various
schools, and entered with them into many learned and theological discussions.
The results of these discussions and the influences they exercised over his
mind were reflected in the Vaishnavite movement which he subsequently started in Assam.
After twelve years of such wandering through many sacred seminaries of Vaishnavite
learning, Sankaradeva returned home a much - traveled man, acquiring first hand knowledge
of Vaishnavite theology, texts, mode of worship, and management of institutions.