Author: Ananta Charan Sukla
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126026876
Sridhara Svami is a celebrated religious leader of the medieval India. His ideas are reflected in his great Sanskrit commentaries on the basic texts of the Bhagavata cult – Bhagavadgita, Visnupurana and Bhagavatapurana.
The author discusses the historical points in determining the time and location of Acarya Sridhara and his major ideas and doctrines of this revered religious leader on the Bhagavata cult as a whole: (1) Ultimate Reality, individual souls and the phenomenal world (2) the Way(s) and (3) the nature of experience of his ultimate Reality.
The Epilogue to the Work evaluates the influence of Acarya Sridhara on the Subsequent schools and leaders of the religious cult that he represents.
Introduction – Time and Location of Sridhara
1. Bhagavata Cult in the Making
2. Sridhara on Bhagavata ontology – Ultimate Reality, Individual Souls and the Phenomenal World
3. The Bhagavata Epistemology of Sridhara – The Way(s) of Experiencing Reality
4. Sridhara and the Bhagavata Eschatology – The Nature of Experience of the Ultimate Reality
Epilogue – Sridhara in the Later Bhagavata Cult
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