He was the son of Mahesvara (Narahari Visarada) and the brother of the famous Vasudeva Sarvabhauma. His origin name was Vishnudasa and he migrated from Navadvipa and built his Shripata at Kumarahatta. He wrote the commentary on Tattvacintamani.
During Lord Chaitanya's first visit from Puri to Gauda, He came to Vishnudasa's house at Vidyanagara but due to the crowds of visitors who had gathered there, the Lord quietly went off in the night to the house of Madhava dasa at Kulia village
It's mentioned in Bhakti Ratnakara (1.598-602): "Vidyavachaspati was the religious guide of Sri Sanatana and from time to time he stayed at Ramkeli. Sri Sanatana studied many scriptures under him and his respect for Vidyavacaspati knew no bounds. He respectfully mentioned the name of his guru in his book Sri Dasama Tippani."
Sanatana received diksa from Vidyavacaspati.
Forced to submit to the ruling Muslim government, Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatana became ministers and lived at Ramakeli. But their real engagement was teaching sastras which they learned from Vidyavacaspati, brother of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya.
Sri Sanatana Gosvami is described in the Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika (181). He was formerly known as Rati-mañjari or sometimes Lavanga-mañjari. In the Bhakti-ratnakara it is stated that his spiritual master, Vidya-vacaspati, sometimes stayed in the village of Ramakeli, and Sanatana Gosvami studied all the Vedic literatures from him. He was so devoted to his spiritual master that this cannot be described.(C.C.1.10.84)
Sanatana Gosvami sings praise to him among other gurus in the introductory part of Brhad Vaishnavatosani.
The charming vraja-gopi named Tungavidya appeared as Vidyavacaspati, who was dear to both Lord Caitanya and the residents of Vrndavana. (Sri Gaura Ganoddesha Dipika)