Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa

Among the luminaries of the Bhakti Movement that energized the Hindu masses during the middle ages, the greatest, perhaps, was Śrīkṛṣṇa Caitanya (A.D. 1485-1533), more commonly known as Caitanya Mahāprabhu. His teachings gradually got metamorphosed into a system of philosophy, now well-known as the Acintyabhedābheda school. Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa who lived in the early 18th century, is an important writer of this school. He was born in a village near Remuna in Orissa. He was a pupil of Vairāgi Pītāmbara Dāsa. Out of the 14 works attributed to him, the Govinda-bhāṣya, a commentary on the Brahma-sūtras is most well-known. It has a subcommentary called Sūkṣma, the author of which is unknown.