By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Ekadesin, EkadeZin, Ekadeshin
Ekadeśin literally means ‘One who upholds only one aspect’.
In the philosophical systems, when a statement is made by the main proponent, objections against it are raised by others opposing that school. Such an objector usually takes one part of the statement of the proponent and tries to criticize it. Such an objector is called ‘ekadeśin’. A more common word for such an objector is ‘purvapakṣin’.
- Ekadeśa means one part.
- purvapakṣin means one who holds the prima face view.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore