Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam FifthAcharyal - Sri Jnanandendra Saraswati

He was known as Jnanottama before Sanyasa. He was the son of Nagesa, a Dravida Brahman. He was a great tarkika and wrote a commentary called Chandrika, on Sri Sureswaracharya’s Naishkarmya Siddhi. He, in his Chandrika commentary, has spoken of his guru Sri Satyabodha and Parama Guru Sri Sarvajnatman.This Chandrika commentary was edited and published by Prof. Hiranayya of the Mysore University. In the preface to this commentary, Sri Jnaanandendra Saraswati has spoken of himself as the glory of the Sarvajasrama at Kanchi. He attained mukti at Kanchi on Sukla Saptami in the month of Mrigaseersha of the cyclic year Manmatha (205 BC).