śruti smṛti purāṇānām ālayama karuṇālayam |
namāmi bhagavatpādama śaṅkaraṃ loka śaṅkaram ||
The verse is a salutation to Adi Shankaracharya, a renowned philosopher and spiritual leader in Hinduism.
Here's the translation:
"I bow to the lotus feet of Bhagavadpada (the teacher of the world),
The abode of the Vedas, Smritis, and Puranas,
The repository of compassion, and the one who dispels the doubts of the world,
I salute Shankara, who is the ultimate cause of auspiciousness."
This verse is a mark of reverence and devotion to Adi Shankaracharya, who is credited with consolidating and revitalizing the Advaita Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy. It acknowledges his significant contributions to the preservation and interpretation of Hindu scriptures and his role in guiding seekers on the path of spiritual realization.