[Advaita-l] Epigraphica about Vidyaranya - thank you

venkata subramanian venkat_advaita at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 24 02:59:48 CDT 2003

Thank you Vidyashanka for the information.

--- Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com>
> I have specifically in mind one of the oldest
> editions of Epigraphia 
> Carnatica, brought out by B. Lewis Rice, one of the
> British colonial 
> administrators attached to the Mysore court. The
> Mysore Gazetteer used to be 
> a periodic publication, which was brought out till
> before the linguistic 
> reorganization of states, when the then Mysore state
> was merged into 
> Karnataka.
> In Mumbai, the best bet to search for these
> publications would be the 
> Asiatic Society library, or perhaps the University
> library. The high court 
> library is also a possibility. One might have to
> hunt for them deeply 
> though. I remember one half-verse that runs
> "akshobhyaM kshobhayAmAsa 
> vidyaraNya mahAmuniH." Of course, the dvaitins quote
> a half-verse that says 
> something like "vidyAraNyaM mahAraNyam
> akshobhyamunir achinnat."
> Re: appayya dIkshita, it is known that he debated a
> lot with 
> vijayIndratIrtha of the uttarAdi maTha tradition of
> the mAdhva-s, which used 
> to be based in Tamil Nadu at the time. Who defeated
> whom is again a matter 
> of disagreement, with conflicting claims on each
> side. Anyway, all of this 
> is past history ...
> Vidyasankar
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Thanks & Regards,

Sadgurubhyo Namah.

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