ID: 85196
Full name: Uddyotakara
Gender: Male
Social identifiers: Brāhmaṇa
Other social identifier: Bhāradvāja gotra
Activity years: 560 c. - 630 c.
Alternative names: Udyotakara
Name in local script: उद्द्योतकार
Refs to refbooks:
NCC II, 337

Uddyotakara is the Brahmin author of a sub-commentary called the Nyāyavārttika on Gautama’s Nyāya‧sūtra (ca. 2nd c. CE). He refutes the Buddhist logician Dinnaga (ca. 6th CE), and quotes the Vādavidhi [Vādanyāya]of Dharmakirti as well as the Vādavidhāna‧ṭīkā [Vāda‧nyāya‧ṭīkā] of Vinitadeva.

Uddyotakara is cited by Dharmakirti in the Nyāyabindu, and is named by Subandhu in the Vāsavadattā‧kathā (ca. 600 CE).

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Works that mention this person: Vāsavadattā
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People this person was known to: Dharmakīrti, Vinītadeva
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Last update: 13.12.2020 - 22:41
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Been to: Thanesar
Suggested citation: Keerthi N., K. Potter. "Uddyotakara." Pandit. <panditproject.org/entity/85196/person>. Updated on December 13, 2020 10:41 pm IST.