Four maTha tradition

Swaminathan Madhuresan smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Tue Jun 13 13:54:16 UTC 2000

> cidvilAsa's SankaravijayavilAsa explicitly mentions that Sankara
> established the four maThas. The text has been dated to the 15th
> century by its editor, W. R. Antarkar, but I think it is probably
> from the 17th century.

 This information is news to many non-advaita folks. Even Nehru
talks of 4 mathams. It appears that this tradition comes from
the Maratha period onwards only.

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