History of Kashmir in the age of King Asoka | Adi Shankaracharya opened the southern entrance of the Sharada peetam, Kashmir
The historians believe that the Mouryan king Asoka had established Srinagar as the capital of Kashmir. The Srinagar is in the corruption stages and there is more effect of the Buddhist religion on the west and middle Asian regions. The Buddhist people used to visit the Kashmir region regularly and many people used to visit the Kashmir region to learn the Buddhism. A sanyasi named Kumarjeeva had come to Kashmir to learn the Buddhism and he contributed to spread the Buddhism in China regions. Adi Shankaracharya had visited Kashmir at the end of the 8th century and at the beginning of the 9th century. He had given the details and information of this visit in a book called Madhvya Sankara Vijayam. There are four entrances for the pundits to enter the Sharada peetam and the entrance in the southern side was closed always. The meaning of the closed entrance indicates that no Buddhist monks from the southern regions had visited the Sharada peetam.
Adi Shankaracharya had defeated other monks and opened the southern door in Sharada peetam. He had occupied better place in the peetam. Abhinavagupta is one of the important persons in the monks and he was famous as writer, poet and musician. He was famous in many other fields and he was born in Kashmir only. He learnt the â€˜sastrasâ€™ from 15 members and he also learnt related skills. He had written the summary for dance â€˜sastrasâ€™ as Abhinavabharathi and the period of Kashmir had been popularized with the Hindu and Buddhist monks during this period.