Mahīdhara

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Mahīdhara ("earth-bearing") was a 16th-century commentator of the Vedas. His treatises include the Mantramahodadhi (mantra-uda-dhí, "great ocean of mantras") of ca. 1588, and the Vedadipa (veda-dīpa, "light of the Vedas"). The latter concerns the Vajasaneyi-samhita of the White Yajurveda.

Mahīdhara's namesake is a legendary mountain described in the Mahabharata, which is also an epithet of Vishnu.

Editions[edit]

  • Mantramahodadhi with the Commentary Nauka, Sri Satguru Publications, Indian Books Centre, Delhi (1984, 1985), ISBN 978-81-7030-050-2.
  • Mahidhara's Mantra mahodadhih: Text in Sanskrit and roman along with English translation and comprehensive commentary, Prachya Prakashan (1992)
  • Isavasyopanisad bhasya sangraha: Sankara bhasyam, Uvata bhasyam, Sayana bhasyam, Mahidhara bhasyam, Prakasa bhasyam, Yogapaksiyam Pra. Bha., Svami Dayananda, Jagadisa Samskrta Pustakalaya; Nutana samskarana edition (2001), ISBN 978-81-87177-21-0
  • A. Weber, The Vajasaneyi-samhita in the Madhyandina- and the Kanva-shakha Berlin (1852), reprint Chowkhamba (1972).

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