Sumadhvavijaya


Sumadhvavijaya

Madhva Vijaya or the "The story of the victory of Madhva" is a biography of the great Dvaita philosopher Sri Madhvacharya. It is authored by Sri Narayana Panditacharya, who was the son of Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya, one of the direct disciples of Madhvacharya.

Madhva Vijaya is a Sanskrit work and is composed of 16 sargas or cantos. It starts with a description of the first two avatars of Vayu, namely Hanuman and Bhima. It then proceeds to describe the life of Sri Madhva, who is considered the third avatar. Madhva Vijaya contains detailed descriptions of various incidents of Sri Madhva's life and is the only authentic source of information about Madhvacharya that exists. Sri Narayana Panditacharya was a contemporary of Sri Madhva which greatly adds to the authenticity of the work. The work contains many personal and intimate details of Sri Madhvacharya's daily routine [ [http://www.dvaita.org/madhva/dvaadasha.html#notes Dvaadasha Stotra] ] .

Sumadhva Vijaya is a Maha Kavya and its style meets all the requirements of a Maha Kavya of Sanskrit Litreature. Sumadhva Vijaya has several commentaries written on it which greatly helps the understanding of the Maha Kavya. Sri Narayana Panditacarya himself has written a commentary on his Maha Kavya Sumadhva Vijaya. This commentary is called Bhava Prakashika. This is a very useful commentary because the poet himself gives tha Kannada and Tulu names of several persons who are a part of Sri Madhvacarya's Biography and the places which Sri Madvacarya has visited. In the Kavya these names are Sanskritised. The next oldest commentary on Symadhva Vijaya is by Sri Vedanga Tirtha, one of the saits of the Sode Mutt. This commentary is called Padartha Dipika. Another commentary which in also in vouge is the "Padartha Dipikodbodhika" of Sri Visvapati Tirtha of Pejavar Mutt. "Mandopakarini" of Sri Chalari Seshacarya is also quite popular. All the commentaries are in print.

ee also

* Dvaita
* Madhvacharya

References

* [http://www.geocities.com/Augusta/Fairway/1533/sumadhwa.htm]


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