By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Saunaka-smrti, Zaunaka-smrti, shaunaka-smrti
Śaunaka has been mentioned as an author of a smṛti by the Manusmrti. His work has not been traced till now. A work called Praṇavakalpa with a commentary of Hemādri is known to have existed. Numerous works are attributed to Śaunaka. However, it is difficult to say whether they are by the same person. Some of these are:
- Manusmrti 3.16
- He lived in 13th century A. D.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore