Govind Bhagvatpada was Guru (teacher) of Adi Shankaracharya who has preached Advaita (one of the most popular philosophy/doctrine of Vedanta). According to Advaita Guruparampara, he was Shisya (disciple) of Gaudapada.

Now, talking about works of Advaita Acharyas, the most popular work/contribution of Gaudapadacharya (grand guru of Adi Shankaracharya) is Karika on Mandukya Upanishad. Others are bhasya on Uttara Gita, Anu Gita, Vidya Ratna Sutra etc. Adi Shankracharya is well known for writing commentaries on Prasthanatrayi and numerous stotras are attributed to him.

But I have not come to know about works of Govinda Bhagvatpada. Are there any works attributed to him?

  • Is it ratna sutras or sri vidya ratna sutras? Oct 10, 2018 at 1:42
  • @RakeshJoshi don't know. Btw, have you read Saundarya Lahari?
    – Pandya
    Oct 10, 2018 at 5:43
  • yes but it is not by Sankara like some.other texts its falsely attributed to him. And this is the one sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/shrividya.html?lang=sa Oct 10, 2018 at 10:08
  • @RakeshJoshi ok. Who is the original author of Saundarya Lahari?
    – Pandya
    Oct 10, 2018 at 10:22
  • its author is disputed and mainly it is tantric oriented. Oct 10, 2018 at 10:26

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Maybe not popular but: In 8 th century A.D. Govinda Bhagavatpada described Gandhaka Jarana vidhi in Rasa Hridaya Tantra. Sri Dundukanatha, the author of Rasendra Chintamani was the first person to introduce Kupipakwa Rasayana preparations in the Ayurvedic therapeutics during 12th century A.D.

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