Candrakīrti

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Candrakirti, CandrakIrti, Candrakirti


  1. with deeds similar to the moon’s
  2. as renowned as the moon
  3. a Buddhist scholar and philosopher of the Mādhyamaka school (600 – 650 CE) who was a disciple of Nāgārjuna and a senior monk of the Nālanda University, and the author of the texts Mūlamadhyamakakārikā and Madhyamakāvatāra; a scholar who translated the Sanskrit compilation of Caryāpadas called Caryāgītikośavṛtti by Munidatta into Tibetan.