Uddyotakara: 4 definitions


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Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Uddyotakara (उद्द्योतकर).—The Nyāya-vārtika is a sub-commentary on Nyāyasūtra written by Uddyotakara. The date of Uddyotakara is about 635 A.D. In this commentary, the author develops many new arguments and sometimes presents new or alternative explanations for the same Sūtra. The main object which prompted Uddyotakara to write his sub-commentary was to oppose Dignāga, Nāgārjuna and other Buddhist logicians that preceded him. Dharmakīrti in his Nyāyabindu defended Dignāga and refuted the views of Uddyotakara.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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[«previous next»] — Uddyotakara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Uddyotakara (उद्द्योतकर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Meghadūtaṭīkā. Quoted by Kalyāṇamalla on Meghadūta.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Uddyotakara (उद्द्योतकर):—[=ud-dyota-kara] [from ud-dyota > ud-dyut] mfn. causing light, enlightening, illuminating,

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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