[Advaita-l] bhaktas in advaita tradition

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Jul 26 02:01:11 CDT 2011

On Mon, 25 Jul 2011, Rajaram Venkataramani wrote:

> I would like to know names of advaitins who were also bhagavath bhaktas
> (like Madhusudana, Appayya Dikshitar etc.) who expressed their devotion by
> composing hymns. Though any name is good, I am particularly keen to have
> names of those who lived before Ramanuja to validate the theory that
> vaishnavas influenced Bhagavath Bhakti in Advaita.

Don't know if he wrote any stotras but the earliest known commentator on 
the Bhagavatapurana is Chitsukhacharya the author of the influential 
Advaita work tattvapradipa or Chitsukhi.  Sadly his tika is no longer 
available but he is quoted by Shridharacharya.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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