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Amarakośa
The Amarakośa (a.k.a. Nāmaliṅgānuśāsana or Trikāṇḍī) is (one of) the most important indigenous Sanskrit lexicon(s). It has received many commentaries. Its author is Amarasiṃha.
Atharvavedaprātiśākhya
The Atharvavedaprātiśākhya, ascribed to Śaunaka, is the prātiśākhya work of the Atharvaveda.
Aṣṭādhyāyī
The Aṣṭādhyāyī is the foundational sūtra text of the Pāṇinian grammatical school, and also (one of) the most important text in the Sanskrit grammatical tradition (vyākaraṇa) and the Indian literary...
Candrasūtra
The Candrasūtra (a.k.a. Cāndravyākaraṇa) is a foundational text of the Cāndra grammatical school, a non-Pāṇinian grammatical school in the Sanskrit grammatical tradition (vyākaraṇa). The Candrasūtr...
Kārikāvalī
The Kārikāvalī (a.k.a. Bhāṣāpariccheda) is a set of around 170 verses in which a compendium of views of the nyāya tradition is given. The author of the Kārikāvalī is Viśvanāthapañcānana.
Kātantrasūtra
The Kātantrasūtra (a.k.a. Kalāpasūtra) is a foundational text of the Kātantra grammatical school, a non-Pāṇinian grammatical school in the Sanskrit grammatical tradition (vyākaraṇa). The Kātantrasū...
Kāvyaprakāśa
The Kāvyaprakāśa is an alaṃkāraśāstra work discussing theories of poetry. It is one of the most important works in the alaṃkāraśāstra. Its author is Mammaṭa.
Mānameyodaya
The Mānameyodaya is an elementary mīmāṃsā treatise of the bhāṭṭa mīmāṃsā school. Its author is Nārāyaṇabhaṭṭa.
Mīmāṃsāsūtra
The Mīmāṃsāsūtra (a.k.a. Jaiminisūtra) is the root text of the indigenous ritual hermeneutics tradition (mīmāṃsā). Its author is Jaimini.
Nighaṇṭu
The Nighaṇṭu, in five chapters (adhyāya), is a list of Vedic words giving synonyms, rare words, deity names, etc. The Nighaṇṭu forms the basis for Yāska's Nirukta.
Nirukta
The Nirukta is one of the oldest Sanskrit linguistic texts. It comments on and etymologises Sanskrit words, many among them from the Nighaṇṭu, a list of Vedic words. The Nirukta has received a few...
Paribhāṣenduśekhara
The Paribhāṣenduśekhara is a set of Pāṇinian paribhāṣās (metalinguistic rule) with a commentary on them. Its author is Nāgeśabhaṭṭa.
Pāṇinīyaśikṣā
The Pāṇinīyaśikṣā is a work on Sanskrit phonetics. It is in several versions, which include a versified form and a sūtra form. It is attributed to Pāṇini or Piṅgala. It is one of the most influenti...
Samanvayadiś
The Samanvayadiś, in prose, is a practical grammar mainly on Sanskrit syntax. Only one manuscript of the Samanvayadiś is known to be extant, and that manuscript is incomplete. The Samanvayadiś is o...
Sāmavedaprātiśākhya
The Sāmavedaprātiśākhya (a.k.a. Ṛktantra) is a prātiśākhya work of the Sāmaveda (Kauthumaśākhā). It is ascribed to Śākaṭāyana or Audavraji.
Taittirīyaprātiśākhya
The Taittirīyaprātiśākhya is a prātiśākhya work of the Kṛṣṇa (Black) Yajurveda.
Uṇādisūtra
The Uṇādisūtra is a set of sūtras giving primary suffixes (kṛt) and deriving words not found taught in the Aṣṭādhyāyī. Pāṇini has mentioned the term uṇādi in two of his Aṣṭādhyāyī sūtras, namely 3....
Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntakārikā
Bhaṭṭojidīkṣita's Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntakārikā (a.k.a. Vaiyākaraṇamatonmajjana) is a set of c. 75 verses on the philosophy of grammar/language and intended as a condensation of the ideas in the Śabda...
Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntalaghumañjūṣā
The Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntalaghumañjūṣā (a.k.a. Laghumañjūṣā) is a work on the philosophy of grammar/language. It is possibly a revision of the Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntamañjūṣā and is longer than the Vaiyā...
Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntamañjūṣā
The Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntamañjūṣā (a.k.a. Mañjūṣā) is a work on the philosophy of grammar/language. It is possibly the earliest among the three 'mañjūṣā works' of Nāgeśabhaṭṭa. The Laghumañjūṣā is po...
Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntaparamalaghumañjūṣā
The Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntaparamalaghumañjūṣā (a.k.a. Paramalaghumañjūṣā) is a work on the philosophy of grammar/language. It is an abridgement of the Vaiyākaraṇasiddhāntalaghumañjūṣā and is possibly...
Vyaktiviveka
The Vyaktiviveka is an important work in the Sanskrit poetics tradition (alaṃkāraśāstra). Its author is Mahimabhaṭṭa.
Vājasaneyiprātiśākhya
The Vājasaneyiprātiśākhya, ascribed to Kātyāyana, is a prātiśākhya work of the Śukla (White) Yajurveda.
Vākyapadīya
The Vākyapadīya, a.k.a. Trikāṇḍī, is a set of around 2000 verses, divided in three books, treating the philosophy of Sanskrit grammar/philosophy of language. It is (one of) the most important works...
Āpiśāliśikṣā
The Āpiśāliśikṣā is a work on Sanskrit phonetics, possibly in the Pāṇinian grammatical school.
Ṛgvedapadapāṭha
The Ṛgvedapadapāṭha (i.e. the padapāṭha of the Ṛgveda), ascribed to Śākalya, undoes sandhi and gives grammatical information about the words in the Ṛgvedasaṃhitā.
Ṛgvedaprātiśākhya
The Ṛgvedaprātiśākhya, ascribed to Śaunaka, is a prātiśākhya work of the Ṛgveda.
Ṛgvedasaṃhitā
The Ṛgvedasaṃhitā is the oldest extant Sanskrit text. It is one of the most important ancient texts in India.