* CHARVAKA * ĀJīVIKA * BUDDHISM * JAINISM
* Vaishnava * Smarta * Shakta
* Shaiva : Pratyabhijña * Pashupata * Siddhanta
TEACHERS (Acharyas )
* Akṣapāda Gotama * Jayanta Bhatta * Raghunatha Siromani
ACHINTYA BHEDA ABHEDA
* Tantra * Shakta
* Kanada , Prashastapada
* Sruti * Smriti
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JAYANTA BHATTA (c. 9th Century CE) was a
* 1 Ancestry * 2 Childhood * 3 Major philosophical works * 4 Major literary works * 5 English translations * 6 Notes
From Abhinanda’s Kadambari-kathasara (5-12), we came to know about
the genealogy of Jayanta. His ancestor Shakti was a Brahmin of
Bharadvaja gotra from Gauda , who settled at Darvabhisara, a place at
the border of Kashmir. His son was Mitra and grandson was
Shaktisvamin. Shaktisvamin, great grandfather of Jayanta was a
minister of Karkota dynasty king of
Jayanta was born in a Brahmin family. He soon turned out to be a child prodigy. At a young age he composed a commentary to Panini ’s Ashtadhyayi and earned the name Nava-Vrittikara (new commentator).
MAJOR PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS
It seems that Jayanta wrote three treatises on Nyaya philosophy, of which only two are extant, his magnum opus, the Nyayamanjari (A Cluster of Flowers of the Nyaya tree) and the Nyayakalika (A Bud of the Nyaya tree). His third work, Pallava (probably Nyayapallava, A Twig of the Nyaya tree) though quoted in Syadvadaratnakara is not yet found.
Jayanta mentioned in his Nyayamanjari, that he wrote this treatise during his confinement in a forest by the king. This treatise is unique in the sense that this is an independent work, not a commentary of an earlier work, which was the common practice of the day. Secondly according to Jayanta, purpose of Nyaya is to protect the authority of the Vedas, whereas earlier Nyaya scholars considered Nyaya as an Anvikshiki (scientific study) for providing the true knowledge about the real nature of the objects of cognition.
MAJOR LITERARY WORKS
His major literary work is Āgamaḍambara , a Sanskrit play in four acts. The hero of his quasi-philosophical drama was a young graduate of the Mimansa school, who wanted to defeat all opponents of Vedas with reasoning.
* ^ Francis Clooney (2010). Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries Between Religions. Oxford University Press. pp. 39–40. ISBN 978-0-19-973872-4 . * ^ A B Bhatta Jayanta; Csaba Dezsö (2005). Much Ado about Religion. New York University Press. pp. 15–17. ISBN 978-0-8147-1979-4 . * ^ Ray, S.C. "History of Kashmir, Contribution to Sanskrit Literature". * ^ A B C D Csaba Dezso. "Introduction to Agamadambara" (PDF).
* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 47041964 * SUDOC : 094545073 * BNF : cb150216