Madhava, Vidyaranya, Sringeri, and Kulke

Prasad Velusamy prasad_velusamy at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue May 16 21:57:00 UTC 2000

  Halebid/Dvarasamudra was captured by Malik Kafur in 1310
  aided by an Yadava king. Hoysala king, Ballala III, returned
  from a war with Pandyas and accepted M. Kafur's terms. Later
  Madurai too succumbed to MK. Vidyaranya saw all this,
  and probably did not want to set his presence in the
  political capitals of the day.



 >> >>Sringeri is close to HaLebiD, the Hoysala capital,
 >> >>isn't it?
 >> VidyaSankar Sundaresan:
 >> >No.
 >> Distance, in terms of miles/km, from Sringeri to Belur, Halebid
 >> is much less than to Hampi. No Hindu monk would put
 >> their ashram in the destroyed political capital.

Shrisha Rao:
>?? Am I missing something here?

>Hampi was sacked (upon the fall of the Vijayanagara kingdom under
>Ramaraya) in 1565 CE, which would be almost 200 years after Vidyaranya, who
>would have needed to be some sort of soothsayer to know not to put his
>institution there!

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