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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Utpalacarya, UtpalAcArya, Utpalaacaarya

Utpalācārya lived in A. D. 900. He is the author of one of the basic works of Kashmir Śaivism. It is called īśvara-pratyabhijñākārikā. He has tried to establish Śivādvaita philosophy[1] by criticizing other schools. Siddhitrayi is another work of his.


  1. Śivādvaita philosophy is the philosophy which teaches that Śiva is the only reality.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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