Madhava, Vidyaranya, Sringeri, and Kulke

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed May 17 11:54:56 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.

But Vidyaranya did establish a matha in the newly established
capital at Hampi, so there goes this argument. Why is there this
great need to mistrust the evidence at hand and speculate about
what somebody centuries ago might have said or might have done?
Would you consider that the Virupaksha Matha in Hampi is itself
"pretending" to have been established by Vidyaranya?


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