Sadānanda Kāśmiraka

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Advaita Vedānta literature, due to various factors like polemical attacks against Advaita philosophy, grew to the considerable proportions, especially in the post-Śaṅkara period. One of the outstanding works of this period is the Advaita-brahmasiddhi of Sadānanda Kāśmiraka. He might have existed during the early part of the eighteenth century. This work is written in an easy and simple style. He gives an excellent summary of all the most important Vedāntic doctrines in the different schools of Advaita. He also deals with in details, the views of materialists and critics classifying them into four groups.


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