Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita

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ID: 85980
Full name: Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita
Gender: Male
Year of birth: 1547
Year of death: 1633
Social identifiers: Dīkṣita

Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita was the author of many important works on vyākaraṇa and other śastras. He led the navya-vaiyākaraṇa movement, his Siddhāntakaumudī and its panoply of commentaries becoming the standard and almost exclusive means of studying Pāṇini. He became a controversial figure in Vārāṇasī, where he worked, by criticising his teacher, especially in the Prauḍhamanoramā. He was in turn criticized by Jagannātha (fl. ca. 1620-1660), court paṇḍit to Shahjahan and other monarchs, in his Prauḍhamanoramākucamardana.

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Suggested citation: Peterson J. "Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita." Pandit. <http://panditproject.org/entity/85980/person>. Updated on January 31, 2017 03:59 am IST.
Contributors: Jonathan Peterson