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The Śāradātilaka, also called the Śāradātilakatantra, is one of the best known and the most widely used works of the tantra-group of Hindu scriptures, which deals primarily with upāsanā or meditation and allied topics on the various deities of the pantheon.
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The Śāradātilaka, also called the Śāradātilakatantra, is one of the best known and the most widely used works of the [[tantra]]-group of [[Hindu]] scriptures, which deals primarily with upāsanā or meditation and allied topics on the various [[deities]] of the pantheon.
  
Lakṣmaṇa Deśikendra<ref>He lived in 11th century A. D.</ref> is the author. He was the son of Śrīkṛṣna and a disciple of Utpalācārya. Out of the several commentaries on it, the Padārthādarśa by Rāghavabhaṭṭa<ref>He lived in circa A. D. 1493-94.</ref> is the most important one.
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[[Lakṣmaṇa]] Deśikendra<ref>He lived in 11th century A. D.</ref> is the author. He was the son of Śrīkṛṣna and a disciple of [[Utpalācārya]]. Out of the several commentaries on it, the Padārthā[[darśa]] by Rāghavabhaṭṭa<ref>He lived in circa A. D. 1493-94.</ref> is the most important one.
  
Rāghavabhaṭṭa was the son of Pṛthvldhara and belonged to Janasthāna.<ref>It is the modern Nāsik in Maharashtra.</ref> He was a profound scholar and a many-sided genius. He has, in his commentary, drawn the material heavily from the famous Prapañcasāra attributed to Adi Śaṅkara.<ref>He lived in A. D. 788-820.</ref> The work is in 25 paṭalas or chapters and contains 4500 verses in all.  
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Rāghavabhaṭṭa was the son of Pṛthvldhara and belonged to [[Janasthāna]].<ref>It is the modern Nāsik in Maharashtra.</ref> He was a profound scholar and a many-sided genius. He has, in his commentary, drawn the material heavily from the famous [[Prapañcasāra]] attributed to [[Adi]] [[Śaṅkara]].<ref>He lived in A. D. 788-820.</ref> The work is in 25 paṭalas or chapters and contains 4500 verses in all.  
  
  
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:41, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Saradatilaka, ZAradAtilaka, shaaradaatilaka


The Śāradātilaka, also called the Śāradātilakatantra, is one of the best known and the most widely used works of the tantra-group of Hindu scriptures, which deals primarily with upāsanā or meditation and allied topics on the various deities of the pantheon.

Lakṣmaṇa Deśikendra[1] is the author. He was the son of Śrīkṛṣna and a disciple of Utpalācārya. Out of the several commentaries on it, the Padārthādarśa by Rāghavabhaṭṭa[2] is the most important one.

Rāghavabhaṭṭa was the son of Pṛthvldhara and belonged to Janasthāna.[3] He was a profound scholar and a many-sided genius. He has, in his commentary, drawn the material heavily from the famous Prapañcasāra attributed to Adi Śaṅkara.[4] The work is in 25 paṭalas or chapters and contains 4500 verses in all.


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  1. He lived in 11th century A. D.
  2. He lived in circa A. D. 1493-94.
  3. It is the modern Nāsik in Maharashtra.
  4. He lived in A. D. 788-820.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore