Nathamuni, Nāthamuni, Nātamuni: 3 definitions
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General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Oxford Reference: Indian Philosophy
The first ācārya of the South Indian Śrī Vaiṣṇava tradition and so, nominally, the first Viśiṣṭādvaita teacher.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Nathamuni was a Vaishnava theologian who collected and compiled the Nalayira Divya Prabandham. Considered the first of Sri Vaishnava āchāryās, Nathamuni is also the author of Yogarahasya, and Nyāyatattva.
Nathamuni is generally considered to have been born in 824 AD and to have died in 924 AD. Though there is difficulty in fixing Nathamuni's date of birth and age, he is considered to have lived during the lifetime of Nammalvar. That Nathamuni was in contact with Nammalvar is attested by the Guru-paramparā, Divya sūri charita, and Prappannāmṛta. The Prappannāmṛta also attests that Nathamuni was born in the village Viranarayana. Viranarayana is today generally identified as Kattumannarkoil. Nathamuni is said to have died at Gangaikonda Cholapuram. His father's name was Iśhvara Bhaṭṭa and his son's name was Iśhvaramuni. His grandson was Yamunacharya.
It is believed that his other names were Sadamarsana Kula Tilakar and Sottai Kulaththu Arasar.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Nāthamuni (नाथमुनि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Quoted in Nyāyasiddhāñjana pp. 169. 172. Mentioned by Yāmunamuni in Āgamaprāmāṇya.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Aḻagiyas from Nāthamuni to Rāmānuja < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
Part 3 - Rāmānuja’s theory of Illusion—All knowledge is Real < [Chapter XX - Philosophy of the Rāmānuja School of Thought]
Part 1 - The Chronology of the Āḻvārs < [Chapter XVII - The Āḻvārs]
Siddhanta Sangraha of Sri Sailacharya (by E. Sowmya Narayanan)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)