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Maṇḍana Miśra lived in circa A. D. 750-800. According to the traditional biogra¬phies of Śaṅkara (A. D. 788-820) like the Sañkaravijaya of Mādhava-Vidyāraṇya (A. D. 1350) Maṇḍana Miśra was a disciple of the well-known Mīmāṅisā scholar Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (8th century A. D.). He was defeated by Śaṅkara in disputation and became his disciple. After taking Sarhnyāsa, he was given the name Sureśvarācārya. His wife too became a saiṅnyāsinī disciple of Śaṅkara under the name Ubhayabhāratī.
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Maṇḍana Miśra lived in circa A. D. 750-800. According to the traditional biographies of Śaṅkara (A. D. 788-820) like the Sañkaravijaya of Mādhava-Vidyāraṇya (A. D. 1350), Maṇḍana Miśra was a disciple of the well-known Mīmāṅsā scholar Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (8th century A. D.). He was defeated by Śaṅkara in disputation and became his disciple. After taking Sanyāsa, he was given the name Sureśvarācārya. His wife also became a sanyāsinī disciple of Śaṅkara under the name Ubhayabhāratī.
  
However, this has been disputed by the modern scholars. Since MaṇḍanaMiśra was the author of a well-known work on Advaita Vedānta, the Brahmasiddhi, it is possible that he too was a Vedāntin, though holding views different from those of Śaṅkara.  
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However, this has been disputed by the modern scholars. Since Maṇḍana Miśra was the author of a well-known work on Advaita Vedānta, the Brahmasiddhi. It is possible that he also was a Vedāntin, though holding views different from those of Śaṅkara.  
According to these scholars, Sureśvarācārya was a different person whose original name was Viśvarupa. The works attributed to Maṇḍana— all on the Mimāiñsā—are: Vidhiviveka, Bhāvanāviveka, Vibhramaviveka and Mimārhsānukramani. Umbeka, a disciple of Kumārila, has written a commentary on Bhāvanāviveka.
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According to these scholars, Sureśvarācārya was a different person whose original name was Viśvarupa. The works attributed to Maṇḍana, all on the Mimāñsā, are:
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# Vidhiviveka
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# Bhāvanāviveka
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# Vibhramaviveka  
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# Mimārhsānukramani
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Umbeka, a disciple of Kumārila, has written a commentary on Bhāvanāviveka.
  
  

Revision as of 13:02, 2 July 2015

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Mandana Misra, MaNDana MiZra, Mandana Mishra


Maṇḍana Miśra lived in circa A. D. 750-800. According to the traditional biographies of Śaṅkara (A. D. 788-820) like the Sañkaravijaya of Mādhava-Vidyāraṇya (A. D. 1350), Maṇḍana Miśra was a disciple of the well-known Mīmāṅsā scholar Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (8th century A. D.). He was defeated by Śaṅkara in disputation and became his disciple. After taking Sanyāsa, he was given the name Sureśvarācārya. His wife also became a sanyāsinī disciple of Śaṅkara under the name Ubhayabhāratī.

However, this has been disputed by the modern scholars. Since Maṇḍana Miśra was the author of a well-known work on Advaita Vedānta, the Brahmasiddhi. It is possible that he also was a Vedāntin, though holding views different from those of Śaṅkara.

According to these scholars, Sureśvarācārya was a different person whose original name was Viśvarupa. The works attributed to Maṇḍana, all on the Mimāñsā, are:

  1. Vidhiviveka
  2. Bhāvanāviveka
  3. Vibhramaviveka
  4. Mimārhsānukramani

Umbeka, a disciple of Kumārila, has written a commentary on Bhāvanāviveka.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore