Shri Bannanje Govindacharya (Kannada: ಬನ್ನಂಜೆ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಚಾರ್ಯ) is one of the foremost vedic scholars in the world today . He hails from Bannanje locality of Udupi in Karnataka, India. He was born in 1936. He is in particular one of the greatest experts on the Madhva Tathwa Shastras or Madhva philosophy. He is best known for his pravachanas or discourses which are very popular among Kannadigas all over the world. Though his pravachanas (discourses)have made him a household name among Kannadigas his contributions to vedic scholarship also extend to voluminous writing. He is the author of numerous translations and commentaries both in Sanskrit and Kannada of the Vedic texts. His literary achievements also include his translation and commentaries of the complete texts of Shri Madhwacharya.
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