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Mādhava (Skt., ‘a descendant of Madhu’).
1. Any member of the tribe of Madhu, i.e. the Yādavas, whose kingdom and exploits are recounted in the Mahābhārata and the Purāṇas. The most famous of the Yādavas was Kṛṣṇa.

2. According to tradition, Mādhavācārya, the ‘learned Madhāva’ (also called Vidyāraṇya), was the name of one celebrated author who, along with his famous brother Sāyaṇa, the commentator on the Vedas, was associated with the court of the kingdom of Vijāyanagara in the latter half of the 14th cent. CE.