Hindu Nationalism & Advaita

Swaminathan Madhuresan smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Wed Jun 16 17:17:36 UTC 1999

But is it not the advaita monk, Vidyaranya of Shringeri who started
this all? By organizing disparate upstarts from different castes
under one umbrella to form Vijayanagar empire? May be Vivekananda got
the clue from Shringeri??

--- Vidyasankar Sundaresan <vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> While on the subject, may I also point out one more thing? The Hindutva
> brand of nationalism owes very little to advaita philosophy or to
> contemporary advaitins. Those who think otherwise should perhaps interview
> the Madhva, Ramanandi and Gorakhpanthi monks who are at the forefront of the
> Masjid-Mandir controversy and other VHP activities today.
> Vidyasankar

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