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By Swami Harshananda

The Sarasvativilāsa is a compilation of various subjects normally dealt with in the dharmaśāstras. The author Pratāpa-rudradeva was a king of the Gajapati dynasty, who ruled at Katakanagarī[1] during the period A. D. 1497-1540. The subjects dealt with in the Vyavahārakānda which is available now in print mostly concern the methods of judicial procedure. The work often quotes from the Mitāksarā of Vijñāneśvara[2] and appreciates the views of Bhāruci[3] who commented upon the Viṣṇudharmasutras.


  1. Katakanagarī is the modern Cuttack.
  2. He lived in A. D. 1100.
  3. He lived in A. D. 700.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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