Bharatikrishnatirtha, Bharati-krishna-tirtha, Bhāratīkṛṣṇatīrtha: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bhāratīkṛṣṇatīrtha can be transliterated into English as Bharatikrsnatirtha or Bharatikrishnatirtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

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Source: Hindupedia: Later Advaitins

Younger brother of the famous Vidyāraṇya, he was the head of the Śṛṅgerī Pīṭha for the greater part of the 14th century CE. He was the co-author (with Vidyāraṇya) of several texts on Vedānta. The Vidyāśaṃkara temple was consecrated during his reign, on the occasion of which 120 Brāhmaṇa-s were given lands to settle down in the vicinity of the maṭha. This was the beginning of the present town of Śṛṅgerī.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Bhāratīkṛṣṇatīrtha (भारतीकृष्णतीर्थ).—Swami Bharati Krishna Tirtha (Mar. 1884—Feb. 2, 1960) was the Shankaracharya of Govardhana matha in Puri, Orissa (now Odisha) from 1925 to 1960. He is particularly known for his book Vedic Mathematics. His father was P. Narasimha Shastri, originally a tehsildar at Tirunelveli in Madras Presidency who later became the Deputy Collector of the Presidency. His uncle, Chandrasekhara Shastri, was the Principal of the Maharaja's college in Vizianagaram, while his great-grandfather, Justice C. Ranganath Shastri was a judge in the Madras High Court.

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