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The basic work of the Mimāihsā philosophy—one of the six systems of Hindu philosophy—is the Purvamlmārhsā Sutras of Jaimini assigned to 200 B. C. The earliest extant commentary on it is the Śābarabhāsya (or Śabarabhāsya) attributed to Śabarasvāmi who might have lived either during 57 B. c. or during A. D. 200.
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According to some scholars he was the father of the king Vikramāditya (of the Vikrama Era fame), by his kṣattriya wife.
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Śābara-bhāṣya literally means ‘commentary by Sabara-svāmin’.
The commentary, in chaste (and ideal) Sanskrit prose, is quite voluminous, dealing with all aspects of interpretation of the Vedas.
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He often mentions a Vṛttikāra and quotes his views several times. Whether he is the same as Bodhāyana quoted by Rāmānuja (A. D. 1017-1137) is not certain.
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The basic work of the Mimāihsā philosophy, one of the six systems of philosophy, is the Purvamimānsā Sutras of Jaimini assigned to 200 B. C. The earliest extant commentary on it is the Śābarabhāsya or Śabarabhāsya attributed to Śabarasvāmi who might have lived either during 57 B. c. or during A. D. 200. According to some scholars he was the father of the king Vikramāditya,<ref>Here Vikramāditya referred is of the Vikrama Era fame.</ref> by his kṣattriya wife.
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The commentary, in chaste and ideal Sanskrit prose, is quite voluminous, dealing with all aspects of interpretation of the Vedas. He often mentions a Vṛttikāra and quotes his views several times. Whether he is the same as Bodhāyana quoted by Rāmānuja<ref>He lived in A. D. 1017-1137.</ref> is not certain.
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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Revision as of 06:23, 23 February 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sabara-bhasya, ZAbara-bhASya, shaabara-bhaashya


Śābara-bhāṣya literally means ‘commentary by Sabara-svāmin’.

The basic work of the Mimāihsā philosophy, one of the six systems of philosophy, is the Purvamimānsā Sutras of Jaimini assigned to 200 B. C. The earliest extant commentary on it is the Śābarabhāsya or Śabarabhāsya attributed to Śabarasvāmi who might have lived either during 57 B. c. or during A. D. 200. According to some scholars he was the father of the king Vikramāditya,[1] by his kṣattriya wife.

The commentary, in chaste and ideal Sanskrit prose, is quite voluminous, dealing with all aspects of interpretation of the Vedas. He often mentions a Vṛttikāra and quotes his views several times. Whether he is the same as Bodhāyana quoted by Rāmānuja[2] is not certain.


References

  1. Here Vikramāditya referred is of the Vikrama Era fame.
  2. He lived in A. D. 1017-1137.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore