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This is a translation of the author’s original Kannada essay titled “ಭಾಷಾಬೋಧಕಗಳ ನೆಲೆ-ಬೆಲೆಗಳು” published in his work, Bhashabhrungada Benneri. Translated by Sandeep Balakrishna. I had averred earlier that one of the tragedies of today is the fact of not prescribing evocative literature at the level of primary school instruction. It’s not necessary to

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A paper titled “The Perspective of Practical Vedānta in the Works of M. Hiriyanna” was presented by Arjun Bharadwaj at the international conference “New Frontiers in Sanskrit and Indic Knowledge” (NFSI) on 12th June 2017 organized by the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth. The current article contains excerpts from the paper. Hiryanna seems to

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A paper titled “The Perspective of Practical Vedānta in the Works of M. Hiriyanna” was presented by Arjun Bharadwaj at the international conference “New Frontiers in Sanskrit and Indic Knowledge” (NFSI) on 12th June 2017 organized by the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth. The current article contains excerpts from the paper. The previous article

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कणभयिताहे तर्के फणभयिताहे सुशब्दगणनोर्दके | मन्दरवृत्तं वर्ते श्रुत्यंतसुधाम्बुधौ महागर्ते ||   Kirīṭapati Veṅkaṭācārya was a prominent scholar who lived in the province of Surapura in Karnataka during the eighteenth-nineteenth centuries. He was the author of several works, a master of puns and alliterations and a prolific writer. It used to be said that

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मारमणमुमारमणं फणधरतल्पं फणाधराकल्पम्। मुरमथनं पुरमथनं वन्दे बाणारिमसमबाणारिम् ॥ Appayya-dikshita, an advaitin, out of his love for traditional rituals, practiced the non-dualistic worship of Shiva. Works like 'Shikarini-maala', are testimonies to his devotion to Shiva. However, hymns like ‘Varadaraaja-stava’ indicate that he was not averse to the worship of Vishnu. He strictly adhered

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किमस्थिमालां किमु कौस्तुभं वा परिष्क्रियायां बहुमन्यसे त्वम् । किं कालकूटः किमु वा यशोदा- स्तन्यं तव स्वादु वद प्रभो मे ॥ Among the poets who flourished in Andhra Pradesh during the thirteenth century, kavibrahma Tikkana Somayaji is perhaps the most famous. Not only was he a great poet in Telugu, he was

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