From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

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