Trivikrama Panditacharya
ChildrenNarayana Panditacharya
  • Subramanya Panditacharya (father)
PhilosophyDvaita Vedanta
Religious career
Literary worksVayu Stuti, Vishnu Stuti, Tithinirnaya, Narasimha Stuti and Madhwa Stotra[1]

Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya (c.1258 - c.1320), was an Indian scholar and one of the disciples of Sri Madhvacharya, the great Dvaita philosopher.[2] He composed the Vayu Stuti, one of the most famous Stotras in the Madhva tradition.[1]


Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya's biographical account is also given with considerable detail by his son Sri Narayana Panditacharya in Sri MadhwaVijaya. Sri Trvivikrama Panditacharya's father was Sri Subramanya Panditacharya.[1]

Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya was a scholar even in his young days and even before he was converted as a Madhwa he had written a Sanskrit mahakavya called "Ushaharana" mahakavya.[3]

Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya was the teacher of the King of Kasaragod called Jayasimha. Once when Sri Madhvacharya visited Kasaragod, he challenged Sri Madhva to a debate, as he believed in the Advaita tradition.[1] The debate lasted for 7–8 days and in the end, he accepted Sri Madhva's philosophy and became his disciple. He also composed a book called Tatva pradeepika, which is a commentary of Sri Madhvacharya's Brahma Sutra Bhashya.[1]

Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya's son, Narayana Panditacharya, composed the famous Madhwavijaya, the biography of Sri Madhvacharya.[2]


Trikirama Pandita composed a kaavya 'Ushaharana' in his teenage. There have been others works accredited to Panditacharya, of which a book called Tattvapradeepa, which is a commentary of Sri Madhvacharya's Brahma Sutra Bhashya and Vayu Stuti are most notable.[1] The attributed works are:[1]


Brindavana of Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya is located at Kavu Mutt near Kudlu in Kerala (near Kasaragod town in Kerala - Around 60 km from Mangalore City)

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Siraj 2012, p. 735.
  2. ^ a b Bryant 2007, p. 361.
  3. ^ Siraj 2012, p. 734.
  4. ^ a b c Sharma 2000, p. 216.
  5. ^ Sharma 2000, p. 214.
  6. ^ Sharma 2000, p. 215.