[Advaita-l] About Yajnavalkya of BAU
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed Aug 4 23:42:38 CDT 2004
On Fri, 16 Jul 2004, Yann Le Boucher wrote:
> Does anybody can give me more details about Yajnavalkya, the central
> character of the second kandam of the Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad.
In the process of further research into Yajnavalkya and Janaka, I found a
short article in Samskrit called "brief biography of Yajnavalkya"
(saMkshepeNa yAGYavalkya charitaM) by Dinanath Shastri Sarasvata who
produced the edition of Shatapathabrahmana I have. Apart from what I
already mentioned it reveals the following facts:
His fathers namewas Devarata and his mothers Sunanda
His birthday was either Jyeshta Shukla 10, Kartika shukla 9, or Phalguna
Apart from those already mentioned, the works ascribed to him are the
populardharmashastra called Yajnavalkya smrti, and a work on yoga or
vedanta called Yoga Yajnavalkya.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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