From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

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