From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sriharsa, Zriharsa, shriharsa

Śriharṣa is one of the few important dialecticians of Advaita Vedānta. He probably lived during the middle part of the 12th century A. D. in the court of the king Jayacandra of Kanyākubja.[1] His two well known works are:

  1. Naiṣadhacarita, a great poetical work describing the story of Nala and Damayantī
  2. Khandana-khanda-khādya, a highly polemical work attacking the Nyāya school of philosophy

Nine more works like Arṇava-Varaṇa, Vijaya-praśasti and īśvarābhisandhi are also attributed to him.


  1. Kanyākubja means Kanauj.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore