By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Sridharasvamin, ZridharasvAmin, shridharasvaamin
Śrīdharasvāmin or Śrīdhara is one of the few commentators belonging to the Advaita school of Vedānta who has tried to harmonize jñāna and bhakti in his writings. He probably lived in the 15th century A. D. A brāhmaṇa from Maharashtra, he lived in Gujarat. He was a householder and an apparently insignificant incident in his life made him renounce the world and become a sanyāsin. His works are:
- Subodhinī - It is a commentary on the Bhagavadgitā.
- Bhāvārthadīpikā - It is a commentary on the Bhāgavata.
- Ātmaprakāśa - It is a commentary on the Viṣṇupurāṇa
His writings are quite popular among the students of Vedānta.
- Jñāna means knowledge.
- Bhakti means devotion.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore