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Kāśikāvṛtti

The Kāśikāvṛtti (a.k.a. Kāśikā) is (one of) the most important commentaries on the Aṣṭādhyāyī. It is the oldest extant full commentary on the Aṣṭādhyāyī. It comments on the Aṣṭādhyāyī following its sūtra order. The name 'Kāśikā' may be related to Kāśī, possibly the place of its composition. The Kāśikāvṛtti may have been informed by also non-Pāṇinian Sanskrit grammatical schools such as the Cāndra school and the Jainendra school. The text of the Aṣṭādhyāyī in the Kāśikāvṛtti is different in several places from that in the Mahābhāṣya. The authors of the Kāśikāvṛtti are Jayāditya and Vāmana. Several different views are found in the tradition regarding who wrote which part of the Kāśikāvṛtti.
Alternative Name
Kāśikā
Approximate Date of Creation
600 A.D.
Location
Kāśī
Author
Jayāditya and Vāmana

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