[Advaita-l] sAyaNa vs shAyaNa

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 12:41:06 CDT 2006

Sorry for the late reply. I have been very busy with work. I had
already verfied with MW that it's sAyaNa. I had adopted shAyaNa a
while back, since I had read in some book that this is one of the
variations on that name. In fact I remember reading from the book that
shAyaNa is the original anme and not sAyaNa. Unfortunately, I am
unable to find the source now. So I'll switch to sAyaNa, which seems
to be a more common usage.


On 7/28/06, Raghavendra Hebbalalu <hs_raghavendra at yahoo.com> wrote:
> namaste,
> An off topic question - but I was just curious to find
> the answer out.
> I've seen for quite some time that mAdhavachArya's
> elder brother sAyaNAchArya has been referred to as
> shAyaNa on this list. In all the books I've seen
> including Skt. ones, it just says sAyaNa. Where did
> the 'h' come from? Assuming that "shAyaNa" was not a
> spelling mistake,  I wanted to know the rationale
> behind this.

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