Candrakirti, aka: Candrakīrti; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Candrakīrti (चन्द्रकीर्ति).—A Jain grammarian of the twelfth century A.D. who has written a commentary named Subodhini on the Sarasvata Vyakaraha.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Candrakirti (880-800 BCE) or Chandrakirti, a South Indian, was a Buddhist scholar of Nalanda. He was the disciple of Aryadeva II and not Aryadeva I. He founded a new school of Madhyamika philosophy known as Prasangika Madhyamika. He debated with Chandragomin at Nalanda for years. Chandrakirti defended Buddhapalita against Bhavaviveka. Chandrakirti also wrote a treatise on grammar known as “Samantabhadra-Vyakarana”.

Source: The Chronological History of Buddhism

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