By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Jagannatha Pandita, JagannAtha PaNDita, Jagannaatha Pandita
He was the son of Perubhaṭṭa and Lakṣmī. He belonged to Andhra Pradesh but spent most of his life in North India. He was the court pundit of Jehāṅgīr and Śāhjehān. Śāhjehān entitled him the honorable designation as ‘Paṇḍitarāja’.
Some of his well-known works include:
- Paṇḍitarāja is known as ‘the king of scholars’.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore