A commentator in service of the empire: Sāyaṇa and the royal by Cezary Galewicz

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The same work addresses him as the king’s “own guru” (svaguru), and another treatise, the Yajñatantrasudhānidhi,39 as the king’s “family-lineage guru” (anvayaguru). ”). ”). For a list of works attributed to Sāyaňa, see Appendix 2. 50 and the image of the Sun, which is translated into a sort of calculation of the speed of light said to be represented by the figure of 22,022 yojanas in half a nimeşa; see KAK 1998. 36 See RSBh (M) I, p. xvii. 37 MODAK 1995: 10. 38 Cf. the Nellore inscription referred to in MODAK 1995: 13 and HERAS 1929: 95.

Xiii; SSN, p. 13. 1 below, pp. 245-256. 82 Cf. for instance his attitude towards the effects assigned to the knowledge of the procedure of a Vedic ritual. In his opinion, a sound knowledge of procedure is as good as performing the rituals per se. , acquiring the textual competency to the extent needed for performing the rituals), which brings him closer to Pūrva Mīmāņsā positions. Yet, he refers to the division of the Veda into dharmakāňđa and brahmakāňđa, holding the former to be inferior and the latter the higher one, which brings him closer to Vedāntic positions.

Many Kāĺāmukha preceptors claimed the title of rājaguru to the kings of these dynasties and their feudatories” [LORENZEN 1991: 224]. 104 See MODAK 1995: 62. 105 Ibidem, p. 64. 106 See Epigraphia Indica III, p. 15. 107 Each and every introductory part to the eighteen Vedic bhāşyas attributed to Sāyaňa mentions his name and that of Mādhava as closely associated with early Vijayanagara rulers. 108 Here it seems that Verghese switched from the function of rājaguru mentioned earlier to that of a kulaguru.

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