Trivikrama Panditacharya

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Trivikrama Panditacharya
Religion Hinduism
Children Narayana Panditacharya
  • Subramanya Panditacharya (father)
Philosophy Dvaita Vedanta
Religious career
Guru Madhvacharya
Literary works Vayu Stuti, Vishnu Stuti, Tithinirnaya, Narasimha Stuti and Madhwa Stotra [1]

Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya (c.1258 - c.1320), was an Indian scholar and one of the disciples of Sri Madhvacharya, the great Dvaita philosopher. [2] He composed the Vayu Stuti, one of the most famous Stotras in the Madhva tradition. [1]



Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya's biographical account is also given with considerable detail by his son Sri Narayana Panditacharya in Sri MadhwaVijaya. Sri Trvivikrama Panditacharya's father was Sri Subramanya Panditacharya. [1]

Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya was a scholar even in his young days and even before he was converted as a Madhwa he had written a Sanskrit mahakavya called "Ushaharana" mahakavya. [3]

Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya was the teacher of the King of Kasaragod called Jayasimha. Once when Sri Madhvacharya visited Kasaragod, he challenged Sri Madhva to a debate, as he believed in the Advaita tradition. [1] The debate lasted for 7–8 days and in the end, he accepted Sri Madhva's philosophy and became his disciple. He also composed a book called Tatva pradeepika, which is a commentary of Sri Madhvacharya's Brahma Sutra Bhashya. [1]

Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya's son, Narayana Panditacharya, composed the famous Madhwavijaya, the biography of Sri Madhvacharya. [2]


Trikirama Pandita composed a kaavya 'Ushaharana' in his teenage. There have been others works accredited to Panditacharya, of which a book called Tattvapradeepa, which is a commentary of Sri Madhvacharya's Brahma Sutra Bhashya and Vayu Stuti are most notable. [1] The attributed works are: [1]


Brindavana of Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya is located at Kavu Mutt near Kudlu in Kerala (near Kasaragod town in Kerala - Around 60 km from Mangalore City)

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