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The Madanapārijāta is an extensive digest of dharmaśāstra by Viśveśvara Bhaṭṭa. It was written probably during the period
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The Madanapārijāta is an extensive digest of dharmaśāstra by Viśveśvara Bhaṭṭa. It was written probably during the period CE 1360-1390. He was a court pundit of the king Madanapāla who was the ruler of a small state north of Delhi, on the bank of the river Yamunā.
A. D. 1360-1390. He was a court pundit of the king Madanapāla who was the ruler of a small state north of Delhi, on the bank of the river Yamunā.
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His other work is the Subodhinī which is a commentary on the Mitāksarā of Vijñāneśvara (12th century A. D.). The contents of the Madanapārijāta may briefly be stated as follows:
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# Brahmacarya - studenthood
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# Duties of householders
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# Various sanskāras or sacraments
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# Śrāddha - obsequial rites
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# Aśauca - ceremonial impurity
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# Dāyabhāga
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# Prāyaścittas - expiations
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His other work is the Subodhinī which is a commentary on the Mitāksarā of Vijñāneśvara (12th century CE). The contents of the Madanapārijāta may briefly be stated as follows:
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* Brahmacarya - studenthood
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* Duties of householders
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* Various sanskāras or sacraments
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* Śrāddha - obsequial rites
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* Aśauca - ceremonial impurity
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* Dāyabhāga
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* Prāyaścittas - expiations
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 16:28, 6 November 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Madanaparijata, MadanapArijAta, Madanapaarijaata


The Madanapārijāta is an extensive digest of dharmaśāstra by Viśveśvara Bhaṭṭa. It was written probably during the period CE 1360-1390. He was a court pundit of the king Madanapāla who was the ruler of a small state north of Delhi, on the bank of the river Yamunā.

His other work is the Subodhinī which is a commentary on the Mitāksarā of Vijñāneśvara (12th century CE). The contents of the Madanapārijāta may briefly be stated as follows:

  • Brahmacarya - studenthood
  • Duties of householders
  • Various sanskāras or sacraments
  • Śrāddha - obsequial rites
  • Aśauca - ceremonial impurity
  • Dāyabhāga
  • Prāyaścittas - expiations

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore