From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Tanka, TaGka, Tanka

The Brahmasutras is one of the three basic texts of Vedānta philosophy. In his scholarly commentary on the same which is now known as the Srihāsya, Rāmānuja[1] refers to a few earlier commentators of his school of philosophy, one of whom is Taṅka.

Bodhāyana is said to have written a Vrtti[2] on the Brahmasutras, which was further elucidated by others like Guhadeva, Taṅka and Dramiḍa. Nothing more is known about any of them.


  1. Rāmānuja lived in A. D. 1017-1137.
  2. Vrtti means a detailed commentary.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore