From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Candrakirti, CandrakIrti, Candrakirti
- with deeds similar to the moon’s
- as renowned as the moon
- a Buddhist scholar and philosopher of the Mādhyamaka school (600 – 650 CE) who was a disciple of Nāgārjuna and a senior monk of the Nālanda University, and the author of the texts Mūlamadhyamakakārikā and Madhyamakāvatāra; a scholar who translated the Sanskrit compilation of Caryāpadas called Caryāgītikośavṛtti by Munidatta into Tibetan.