[Advaita-l] Dr. B N K Sharma on Trivikramapanditacharya - Invitation to edit
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 19 02:18:35 EDT 2020
Just for the record. There were veera Vaishnavas and Veera Saivas in the south during Ramanuja time itself. As the story goes one Veera Saiva King was ready to capture Ramanuja to kill him. Fortunately, he could escape out of his kingdom with the help of some of his friends and relatives.
Ramanuja time was much before Madhvacharya.
On Friday, June 19, 2020, 11:42:28 AM GMT+5:30, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 6:15 AM Raghav Kumar Dwivedula <
raghavkumar00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste Subbu ji
> In the excerpt shared by you, it says that the the family in which
> Madhvacharya was born were bhagavathas was looked upon Shiva and Vishnu as
> equal. They were not sectarian vaishnavas.
> Similarly I understand Trivikrama Pandita, another well-known Madhva too
> was born in a family which looked upon Shiva and Vishnu as equal.
> That says a lot about the late emergence of vaishnava sects which exalt
> one particular form over another for unknown reasons.
> Even though, the bhagavathas were not exactly advaitins, they evidently
> were much closer to Advaita given their reasonable liberal outlook.
> And all of the analysis above is derived from the works of respected
> Madhva scholar BNK Sarma. That's significant.
That's true. In fact Trivikrama Pandita was said to have been born as a
prasada of the worship his mother performed for Hari and Hara. This is
recorded in the Madhva Vijaya. A contemporary Madhva scholar in a public
talk added to that information: the worship was done based on 'taaratamya'
: - )
अभजद् भुवनप्रभू हरीशौ सुतकाम वसुदेवसूनु भक्ता॥13 44|| She was a devotee
of Krishna, that is, that was her ishta devataa. But She worshiped Hari and
Hara for progeny.
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