[Advaita-l] Who wrote Saundarya Lahari?

Srirudra srirudra at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 02:48:58 CDT 2015

DearSriVenkateh Murthy
With reference to the word Dravida Sisu some hold the view that it refers to Sri Thiru jnana Sambandhar.There is an episode that when as a child He was left on the banks of a tank while His father Shiva Padha Hrudhayar was taking bath,the child wept not seeing his father a while and Sri Parvathi took compassion and gave the child Her Milk and the child got pacified and from that day onwards began singing in praise of Lord Shiva and His consort.This episode is also used to fix the time of Sri Sankara .But some do not agree with this and hold the view that it -Dravida Sisu -refers to Sri Sankara Himself .R.Krishnamoorthy.

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> On 29-Jul-2015, at 10:05 am, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste
> In the TV programme Satya Darshana I heard Adi Sankara the author of
> Prasthana Traya Bhashya and the best of the Yatis and a Baala Brahmachari
> cannot be author of Saundarya Lahari. How can he describe every part of the
> female body details for 50 Slokas ? Even if you say he is describing his
> Mother how can a son describe body parts of his Mother? Someone may say Adi
> Sankara was Siva Avatara only. Siva can describe His own wife Paarvati and
> Her body because He is Her husband. But why did he say he is Dravida Sisu a
> baby of the Dravida country and drinking Her breast milk Stanya in Sloka
> 75? How can he act as husband in one place and son in another place?
> Someone must have written Saundarya Lahari and put his name as Dravida Sisu
> Sankaracharya.
> There are many Bhashyas for Saundary Lahari? What are Bhaashya Kaaras
> saying? Kindly clarify. Some Dvaitis are taunting me. I have to give a
> suitable reply.
> -- 
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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