ID: 96504
Full name: Padaprakāśa
Author: Ājaḍa
Year: 1275 c.
Language: Sanskrit
Discipline: Alaṃkāraśāstra
Genre: Commentary

The Padaprakāśa is Ājaḍa’s commentary on the Sarasvatīkaṇṭhābharaṇa, dating to the latter half of the 13th century. This work quotes from many sources, but above all the works of Hemacandra (Kāvyānuśāsana, Abhidhānacintāmaṇi, etc.). He also quotes in extenso from Namisādhu’s commentary to Rudraṭa’s Kāvyālaṅkāra. Chheda has also pointed to reworkings of discussions of Arjunavarmadeva (on the verses of Amaru), as well as some telling similarities between Ājaḍa’s and Ratneśvara’s commentaries in chapter 3, but did not pronounce upon who might have borrowed from whom.

Related Manuscripts
Manuscript distribution: A single palm-leaf manuscript from Patan is available, with writing that dates it to around the 14th century. Many folios are missing. See Chheda’s edition for details.
Print sources
Last update: 18.08.2021 - 12:44
Relates to Works
This work is a commentary on: Sarasvatīkaṇṭhābharaṇa
Relates to People
Suggested citation: Ollett A., O. Kessler. "Padaprakāśa." Pandit. <>. Updated on August 18, 2021 12:44 pm IST.