Aadi Sankara... A Viswakarma

Aadi Sankaran, a Viswakarma....
आचार्य शंकरो नाम थ्वाष्ट पुत्रो न संशय:
विप्र कुले गुरुर दीक्षा विश्वकर्म्मंन्तु  ब्राह्मण: II

(From the book   "Sankara Vijayam"

Meaning is that......, I am Adi Sankara born in the caste of Viswakarma and son of "Thwashta and those viswakarmas perform "upanayana"  for Vipra kula (Arsheya Brahmins)........  Please read the following write up appeared  in the magazine "VISWAKARMA TODAY" and confirm that he born in the Viswakarma thwashta family hails from kalady , Kerala. courtesy:   http://www.vishwakarmatoday.com/


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विश्वकर्म्म कुले जात गर्भ ब्राह्मण निश्चयम्
शुद्रत्वम् नास्ति तत् बीजम् प्रार्थनम् विश्वकर्म्मणः॥

                                Viswakarmas are born brahmins and "Shudrathvam" never affect them 

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