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Historically speaking, we know little about Veṅkaṭanātha, or Veṅkaṭeśa (c. 1268-1369), the medieval South Indian saint-poet, philosopher, scholar, and sectarian…

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Steven P. Hopkins, “Vedāntadeśika”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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