Kalady - Adi Sankaracharya

10kms away from Alwaye is a famous pilgrim center Kalady, situated on the banks of River Periyar, which is the birthplace of Adi Sankaracharya, the great Indian philosopher of the 8th century. There is a shrine dedicated to him in the name of Dakshimurthy and a temple of goddess Sharada. Also and ancient Shri Krishna Temple is situated close by, which was the family temple of Adi Sankaracharya, known as the International temple dedicated to Shri Ramakrishna. There is also a place situated there called the crocodile ghat, where this great philosopher took his vows of renunciation.