Suresvara's Vartika on Asva and Asvamedha Brahmana

Suresvara's Vartika on Asva and Asvamedha Brahmana

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These two Brahmanas are actually Suresvara`s exposition of Sankara`s Bhasya on the first chapter of the Brhadaranyakopanisad. They form a sequal to his almost independent treatise, The Sambandhavartika, wherein he has dwelt upon the doctrine that ritual is also useful to one in one`s effort to attain lineration for it purifies first the intellect and then the individual self, thereby paving way to the rise of the knowledge about the reality to liberation.


About the Author: Dr. K.P. Jog (M.A., Ph.D., Bombay) is a renowned Vedic scholar. He has retired as Professor of Vedic Sanskrit and General Editor of Sanskrit Dictionary Project of Deccan College of Pune. A National Lecturer in Sanskrit for the year 1984-85, he is now Director of M.M. P.V. Kane Research of the Asiatic Society of Bombay. He has edited Jayantaswamin's Vimalodayamala, a Grhya text of Asvalayana School; translated into Marathi (prose) the Meghaduta, the Virataparvan and edited Lokamanya Tilak's notes on the Brahmasutra (for Kesari Publication: Samagra Tilak). He has contributed many articles on Vedic, Vedantic, Poetical and literary topics.

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These two Brahmanas are actually Suresvara`s exposition of Sankara`s Bhasya on the first chapter of the Brhadaranyakopanisad. They form a sequal to his almost independent treatise, The Sambandhavartika, wherein he has dwelt upon the doctrine that ritual is also useful to one in one`s effort to attain lineration for it purifies first the intellect and then the individual self, thereby paving way to the rise of the knowledge about the reality to liberation.


About the Author: Dr. K.P. Jog (M.A., Ph.D., Bombay) is a renowned Vedic scholar. He has retired as Professor of Vedic Sanskrit and General Editor of Sanskrit Dictionary Project of Deccan College of Pune. A National Lecturer in Sanskrit for the year 1984-85, he is now Director of M.M. P.V. Kane Research of the Asiatic Society of Bombay. He has edited Jayantaswamin's Vimalodayamala, a Grhya text of Asvalayana School; translated into Marathi (prose) the Meghaduta, the Virataparvan and edited Lokamanya Tilak's notes on the Brahmasutra (for Kesari Publication: Samagra Tilak). He has contributed many articles on Vedic, Vedantic, Poetical and literary topics.

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