I have heard of only one debate which was between Adi Shankaracharya and Mandana Mishra. Can you list some important debates other than the aforementioned one? Are there any scriptures/books which contain such debates?

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    One such debate was hosted by Bhaskararaya at Lalitaghat. Debate of Adishankar in Nepal(where Neela Saraswati asked him to leave Nepal instanstly), debate of Bandi & Ashtavakra, Debate of Keshava Kashmiri & Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, debate of Sarvanada & Kabir, debate of Ramanujacharya & Jain Charvakas, there are endless debates in Tamil, & many such more to go. Jul 10, 2022 at 19:33
  • There is Shata-Dushani by Swami Desikan - where he refutes 100 opposing points.
    – ram
    Jul 10, 2022 at 20:34

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There is an entire chapter about the debate between Vidushi Gargi and Rishi Yajnavalkya in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.

Another famous shastrarth is between Kumaril Bhatt and other Buddhist scholars.

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