Janardanabhatta, Janārdanabhaṭṭa, Janardana-bhatta: 2 definitions



Janardanabhatta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Janardanabhatta in Hinduism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Janārdana bhaṭṭa (son of Varadācārya’s), a follower of Mādhva, refutes all kinds of sense-object-intercourse except union (saṃyoga). We directly perceive objects and their qualities through the sense-organs. There is a direct contact of all perceptible objects with the sense-organs. And contact implies union. There are no other intervening relations between the senses and their objects.

“The guṇa (quality) is identical with the guṇi (substance), and no relation can be conceived among them. Samavāya is refuted as involving an infinite regress and with the refutation of samavāya, the forms of samavāya can have no hold. Abhāva (non-existence) is directly perceived, and we require no conception of relation.”

Books by Janārdana bhaṭṭa:

  • Bauddha-kālīna Bhārata (History of India from the birth of Buddha to the rise of Chandra Gupta Maurya period.)
  • Aśokake dharmalekha (Exhaustive study with Prakrit text, Sanskrit translation, and grammatical interpretation of the inscriptions of edicts issued by Aśoka, King of Magadha, fl. 259 B.C.)
  • Vaidyaratna
  • Bhāratīya Saṃskrati
  • Saṃskṛta kaviyoṃ kī anokhī sūjha (Study with Prakrit text, Sanskrit translation and grammatical interpretation of the inscriptions of edicts issued by Asoka, King of Magadha, fl. 259 B.C.)

Commented on:

  • The Pramāṇapaddhatiḥ
  • The Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam
  • The Pramāṇa-paddhati
  • The Mahābhārata-tātparya-nirṇaya (called the Padārtha-dīpikā)
  • The Bhāgavata-purāṇa
  • The Bhagavad-gītā

India history and geogprahy

[«previous next»] — Janardanabhatta in India history glossary
Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Ādityabhaṭṭa (fl. 1182 A.D.) is the name of a brāhmaṇa mentioned in the “Kolhāpur stone inscriptions of Bhoja II”. Accordingly, “... and four white houses situated to the south of the group of dwellings to the Brāhmaṇas such as the sahavāsīs Ādityabhaṭṭa and Janārdanabhaṭṭa, and the karahātakas Prabhākara Ghaisāsa and Vāsiyaṇa Ghaisāsa, who reside in that maṭha”.

This stone inscription (mentioning Ādityabhaṭṭa) is said to have been found in the enclosure of the temple of Mahalakṣmī at Kolhāpur. It records the grants made by Bhoja II at his camp at Valavāḍa for the augmentation of his own kingdom. It is dated on the Uttarāyaṇa Saṅkrānti, on Tuesday, the fourth tithi of the bright fortnight of Puṣya (i.e. Pauṣa) in the expired Śaka year 1104, when the cyclic year Śubhakṛt was current.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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