Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 28 21:17:39 CDT 2000

Ravisankar Mayavaram <miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

>What does the title abhinava indicate? Is is used in the same sense
>like the new vidyatheertha (that is the second or new one with the same
>name)? Or is it a title indicating some of the special things like an
>accomplished yogin.

Yes, abhinava is new. Generally, when there has already been a predecessor
with the same name, the adjective abhinava is added to the name of the later
person. There is a SrIrudrabhAshya, attributed to abhinava SankarAcArya. His
monastic name was actually rAmabrahmAnanda tIrtha, but he was considered a
second or a "new" SankarAcArya, hence the name.


bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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