Vedanta Desikan was a popular Indian polymath, logician philosopher and poet. He wrote logical, religious and poetical compositions in several languages including Sanskrit. He also contributed to Tamil and Sanskrit fiction. His popular composition is Rahasya Granthas (Esoteric Works), Vyaakhyaana Granthas (commentaries), Vedanta Granthas, Stotras (Devotional Poems), Kavya Granthas, drama. All compositions exposed cleverness, creativity, logic, language knowledge, religious dedication and erudite knowledge of Vedanta Desikan. He has been respected with many titles like “Sarvantantraswantatantra (Master of Everything), Kavitharkika Shmha (Lion among poets and logicians) and Vedanthacharya (The Master of Vedanta). The term ‘Desika’ dedicated for only Vedanta Desikan.
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Vedanta Desikan was born in Thoopul, Kancheepuram (Tamil Nadu) in the year 1268 AD to a religious family named Ananta Suri and Totaramba, who named him ‘Venkatanathan’ and later popular as Vedanta Desikan. Many people considered him as an avatar (incarnation) of the great Bell of Lord Sri Venkateswara of Tirumala Tirupati. He and his wife always lived a simple life. He visit several cities thought his life such as Srirangam, Kancheepuram, Thivruvahindarapuram, Tirupati and Melkote, He also journeyed widely all over India on foot. He lived for 101 years and died in 1369 AD.
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