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The Vyākaraṇamahābhāṣya (a.k.a. Mahābhāṣya, Bhāṣya) consists of Kātyāyāna's vārttikas (short sūtra-like statements commenting on Pāṇini's Aṣṭādhyāyī) and Patañjali's commentary on both Kātyāyāna's vārttikas and Pāṇini's Aṣṭādhyāyī. The Mahābhāṣya is a foundational text of the Pāṇinian grammatical school and one of the most important texts in the Sanskrit grammatical tradition (vyākaraṇa) as well as Indian literary culture in general.
Approximate Date of Creation
possibly 250 B.C. (Kātyāyana's vārttikas); 150 B.C. (Patañjali's commentary)
Kātyāyana (vārttikas) and Patañjali