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(c.13th century ce?)

A South Indian Vaiṣṇava Vedāntin teacher, said to be a precursor of Vallabha and the Śuddhādvaita school. His own school has been called the Rudrasampradāya, and seems to have focused on Viṣṇu's Narasiṃha avatāra, but since Viṣṇusvāmin's works are no longer extant, the nature of his teaching remains obscure, and can only be glimpsed in the works of others. According to the hagiographies, he was a South Indian brahmin who moved north, and, by some accounts, he was the guru of Jñāneśvara.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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