The current Shankaracharyas (
students teacher of Shankara – see comment) can all be traced back to Shankara.
Not all the maths have sustained the understanding of effortless practice. That has (in part) led to a conflict over the linage in the north seat.
Also associated with each of the maths is one of the four primary Vedas. As each of the Vedas has an associated mahavakya or great saying, those too are associated.
|North||Jyotir||Trotaka||Atharva||Ayam Atma Brahmasmi|
|West||Dwaraka||Padmapada||Sama||Tat Tvam Asi|