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Sri Vedanta Desikan

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Topics covered:

Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

 

Sri Vedanta Desikan

 

What to study?

For prelims: about Sri Vedanta Desikar- teachings, achievements and literary works.

For mains: significance and relevance of his teachings.

 

Why in News? A postage stamp has been released to commemorate 750th birth anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desikan and his great philosopher’s life and highly valued work.

About Sri Vedanta Desikan:

  • Sri Vedanta Desikan (1268–1369) was a Sri Vaishnava guru/philosopher and one of the most brilliant stalwarts of Sri Vaishnavism in the post-Ramanuja period.
  • He was a poet, devotee, philosopher and master-teacher (desikan).
  • He was the disciple of Kidambi Appullar, also known as Aathreya Ramanujachariar, who himself was of a master-disciple lineage that began with Ramanuja.
  • He is considered to be avatar (incarnation) of the divine bell of Venkateswara of Tirumalai by the Vadakalai sect of Sri Vaishnavite.
  • Literary works: Sri Sthothra Nidhi, Sri Paduka Sahasram, Rahasya Granthams, Sri Desika Prabandham, Kavyams.
  • Honors: Sarvathanthra Swathanthrar, Kavitharkiga Simham, Vedanthachariar.