Raghunatha Siromani

nameRaghunatha Shiromani
birth_placeNabadwip, Nadia, West Bengal, India
institutionsThe school
occupationPhilosopher and logician Head of the Ancient Mithila University
alma_materAncient Mithila University
notable_worksNavya Nyaya School of Indian Philosophy
school_traditionNyaya School of Indian Philosophy
era13th century - 14th century

Raghunatha Shiromani (রঘুনাথ শিরোমণি, IAST: Raghunātha Śiromaṇi) (c. 1477–1547 ) was an Indian philosopher and logician. He was the head ( The Chancellor ) of the Ancient Mithila University also known as Mithila Vidyapeeth. He was born in a brahmin family at Nabadwip in present-day Nadia district of West Bengal state. He was the grandson of (c. 14th century CE), a noted writer on from his mother’s side. He was a pupil of Vāsudeva Sārvabhauma. He brought the new school of Nyaya, Navya Nyāya, representing the final development of Indian formal logic, to its zenith of analytic power.

Raghunatha’s analysis of relations revealed the true nature of number, inseparable from the abstraction of natural phenomena, and his studies of metaphysics dealt with the negation or nonexistence of a complex reality. His most famous work in logic was the Tattvachintamanididhiti, a commentary on the Tattvacintāmaṇi of Gangesha, founder of the school.

  • Raghunatha: A Name of Negatives, descriptive information of Raghunatha with some controversial issues (his connection with Mahaprabhu Shri Chaitanya) and bibliography
  • Language: From I-dentity to My-dentity, the contemporary deployment of a new category, svatva ( endowment, possessed-ness, entitlement, my-ness), introduced by Raghunatha