Adi Shankara was born here.
(Near Thripunithura) in Ernakulam, Kerala.
Kaladi is know as birth place of Shankara, but it is wrong.
Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
I was born”. The statement it self says that “I” was there before birth !