Adi Sankaracharya (8th century AD) was by far the most important of the Hindu reformers. He brought about the spiritual unity of India by harmonizing and organizing the vast and complex Vedic literature, and purging Hinduism of many evil cults and practices.

Among the most durable monuments to his legacy are the famous monasteries of Sringeri Math on the Sringeri Hills in Karnataka, the Sarada Math at Dwaraka in Gujarat, the Govardhana Math at Puri in Orissa and the Jyotir Math at Badrinath on the snowy heights of the Himalayas.

The Adi Sankara Conference consists of: