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In Sanskrit literature, "Bhashya" (Sanskrit: भाष्य) means "commentary" or "exposition." It is used with reference to a text or religious work.

A typical Bhashya would be an interpretation of a Sutra or other classical work word by word.[1] It can also consist of word by word translations and the individual view point of the commentator or Bhashyakara.

There are numerous Bhashyas available on various Sanskrit works. Few examples are Brahma Sutra Bhashya by Sri Madhvacharya[2] and Sri Adi Shankara,[3] Gita Bhashya and Sri Bhashya[4] by Sri Ramanuja and Mahabhashya by Patañjali[5]

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  1. ^ Gopal, Madan (1990). K.S. Gautam, ed. India through the ages. Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. p. 77. 
  2. ^ References about Srimad Ananda Tirtha
  3. ^ Brahma Sutra Bhashya
  4. ^ Sribhashya
  5. ^ K. Kunjunni Raja. "Philosophical elements in Patañjali's Mahābhāṣya". In Harold G. Coward, K. Kunjunni Raja. Encyclopedia of Indian philosophies. 5 (The Philosophy of the Grammarians). Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 115. ISBN 81-208-0426-0. 

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