In some answers, I read that Pancharatra agama originated from some of the shakha of Shukla Yajurveda which is extinct today.

So my question is which are the acharyas of their sri vaishnava tradition who belonged to Shukla yajurveda and their related sutras?

  • The Pancharatra Agamas are associated with the Ekayana Shakha of the Shukla Yajur Veda, which is now lost. Do you want to know if there are any Sri Vaishnava Acharyas who belonged to the Ekayana Shakha, or do you just want to know if there are Sri Vaishnava Acharyas who belonged to any Shakhas of the Shukla Yajur Veda? – Keshav Srinivasan Jun 17 '17 at 18:06
  • I don't know the answer to the first question; families often continue to belong to a Shakha even when the actual text of the Shakha is lost; for instance I belong to the lost Apastamba Shakha of the Krishna Yajur Veda. So it's possible that at the time of Nathamuni or Ramanujacharya there could have been Yajur Veda Brahmins who belonged to the Ekayana Shakha. As to the second question, most Yajur Veda Brahmins in South India belong to the Krishna Yajur Veda, but there are some Shukla Yajur Veda Brahmins in South India as well, so it's possible that one of them became a Sri Vaishnava Acharya. – Keshav Srinivasan Jun 17 '17 at 18:09
  • By the way, the main place that Brahamanas of the Ekayana Shakha lived in in ancient times was Kashmir. That is why the Pancharatra Agamas are sometimes called Kashmira Agamas. – Keshav Srinivasan Jun 17 '17 at 18:13
  • @KeshavSrinivasan how do you know the Shakha to which you belong? – user1952500 Jun 17 '17 at 22:36
  • @KeshavSrinivasan as most of the brahmins in south india belong to krishna yajurveda so i was curious to know that if vaishnavas from south india belonged to shukla yajurveda or not. – Rakesh Joshi Jun 18 '17 at 5:18

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