"‘in the temple of Sankara Acharya’"

Located in Srinagar, the temple of Shankaracharya is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Supreme God of Hinduism, and is thought to the oldest shrine in the Kashmir Valley. It is believed a temple has been on the site since 200 B.C. although the current structure probably dates back to 9th Century A.D. The name is said to stem from the great philosopher Adi Shankara who stayed here while travelling through the Kashmir region.