[q] Madhva

Rajesh Kochhar rkk at NISTADS.RES.IN
Thu Jun 15 05:03:10 UTC 2000

It is likely that the passage of 4300 years  was reckoned from the beginning
of the Aryabhatian Kaliyuga, 3102 BC. Then the date of birth comes out to be
circa AD1200

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-----Original Message-----
From: Swaminathan Madhuresan <smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM>
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: [q] Madhva

>> Very shabby reasoning.  The time if his birth is also fixed as 1238, and
>> tradition is still for 79 years; hence only do we have the latter date
>> established as 1317.  The period of 43 centuries is only approximate
>> that Madhva says only that he was born after the passage of 4300 years,
>> not that he was born in a specific year designated 4300:  chatuHsahasre
>> trishatottare gate saMvatsarANAM tu kalau pR^ithivyAM jAtaH punaH
>> vipratanuH).
> Atleast in the mid-decades, Sanskritists have written that
>Madhva was born in kaliyug 4300 (around 1200 CE).
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