The Shankaracharya temple is situated in the Srinagardistrict on the hill known as Takht-e-Suleiman. It is housed at a height of 1100 ft. above surface level of the main city on the hill. The sacred,%Shankaracharya temple, also known as Jyeshteswara, occupies the top of the hills (about 1,000 feet (300,%m) above the surrounding Takht-I-Sulaiman plains in the south-east of Srinagar. The site, initially named Gopadri, dates back to 250 BC as a Buddhist monument, probably built by,%Emperor Ashokas son Jhaloka. In the 7th century it was replaced by the present temple by King Lalitaditya. The philosopher Shankaracharya is documented as having stayed at this place when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive,%San%tana Dharma.