By Swami Harshananda
Ubhayavedānta literally means ‘Vedānta that accepts both’.
Vedānta has branched off into three main streams:
Unlike the Advaita and the Dvaita philosophies which accept only the prasthānatraya to be authoritative, the Viśiṣṭādvaita of Rāmānuja accords equal status to the Sanskrit prasthānatraya to the Divyaprabandham. Hence it is called Ubhayavedānta. Ubhayavedānta is the Vedānta that accepts both the authorities.
- Rāmānuja lived in A. D. 1017-1137.
- Divyaprabandham is the Tamil works of the Ālvārs.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore