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==Origins of Nilakaṇṭha Dīkṣita==
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A famous and versatile author who enriched [[Sanskrit]] literature, [[Nilakaṇṭha Dīkṣita]] was the grandson of Accān Dīkṣata who was a  brother of another genius, Appayya Dīkṣita.<ref>He lived in A. D. 1520-1592.</ref> He lived in the 17th century.
  
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Born as the son of Nārāyaṇa Dīkṣita and Bhumidevī at Adipala [[Agrahāra]] near the modern Kāñcīpuram in Tamil Nadu, he acquired stupendous scholarship in several branches of learning like Mīmānsā, Vedānta, [[Vyākaraṇa]]<ref>[[Vyākaraṇa]] means grammar.</ref> and [[Śaivism]].
  
A famous and versatile author who enriched Sanskrit literature, Nilakaṇṭha Dīkṣita was the grandson of Accān Dīkṣiata who was a brother of another genius, Appayya Dīkṣita (A. D. 1520-1592). He lived in the 17th century.
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==Works by Nilakaṇṭha Dīkṣita==
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His most famous work was Nīlakantha-vijaya-[[campu]]. Some of his other works are:
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# Śivatattvarahasya
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# Śivalilārnava
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# Gañgāvatarana
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# Śāntivilāsa
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# Anandasāgarastava
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# Nalacarita
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# Vairāgyaśataka
  
Born as the son of Nārāyaṇa Dīkṣita and Bhumidevī at Adipala Agrahāra near the modern Kāñcīpuram (in Tamil Nadu), he acquired stupendous scholarship in several branches of learning like Mīmāmsā, Vedānta, Vyākaraṇa (grammar) and Saivism.
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The first of these works has expounded the [[Advaita]] Vedānta very well.
 
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His most famous work was Nīla-kantha-vijaya-campu. Some of his other works are: Sivatattvarahasya, Sivalilār-nava, Gañgāvatarana, Sāntivilāsa,
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Anandasāgarastava, Nalacarita and Vairāgyaśataka.
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The first of these works has expounded the Advaita Vedānta very well.
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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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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A famous and versatile author who enriched Sanskrit literature, Nīlakaṇṭha Dīkṣita was the grandson of Accān Dīkṣiata who was a brother of another genius, Appayya Dīkṣita (A. D. 1520-1592). He lived in the 17th century.
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Born as the son of Nārāyaṇa Dīkṣita and Bhumidevī at Aḍipala Agrahāra near the modern Kāñcīpuram (in Tamil Nadu), he acquired stupendous scholarship in several branches of learning like Mīmārhsā, Vedānta, Vyākaraṇa (grammar) and Saivism.
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His most famous work was Nīla- kantha-vijaya-campu. Some of his other works are: Sivatattvarahasya, Sivalilār- nava, Gañgāvatarana, Sāntivilāsa,
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Anandasāgarastava, Nalacarita and Vairāgyaśataka.
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The first of these works has expounded the Advaita Vedānta very well.
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Latest revision as of 16:06, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Nilakantha Diksita, NilakaNTha DIkSita, Nilakantha Dikshita


Origins of Nilakaṇṭha Dīkṣita

A famous and versatile author who enriched Sanskrit literature, Nilakaṇṭha Dīkṣita was the grandson of Accān Dīkṣata who was a brother of another genius, Appayya Dīkṣita.[1] He lived in the 17th century.

Born as the son of Nārāyaṇa Dīkṣita and Bhumidevī at Adipala Agrahāra near the modern Kāñcīpuram in Tamil Nadu, he acquired stupendous scholarship in several branches of learning like Mīmānsā, Vedānta, Vyākaraṇa[2] and Śaivism.

Works by Nilakaṇṭha Dīkṣita

His most famous work was Nīlakantha-vijaya-campu. Some of his other works are:

  1. Śivatattvarahasya
  2. Śivalilārnava
  3. Gañgāvatarana
  4. Śāntivilāsa
  5. Anandasāgarastava
  6. Nalacarita
  7. Vairāgyaśataka

The first of these works has expounded the Advaita Vedānta very well.


References

  1. He lived in A. D. 1520-1592.
  2. Vyākaraṇa means grammar.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore