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Dinkarabhattiya by Sri
Dinakarabhatta the son of Ramakusnabhatta and the grandson of Srinarayanabhatta
is a critical work on Purvamimamsa. He condemns the opinions of others on
Purvamimamsa unhesitatingly. He opposed Apayyadiksita’s Vidhirasayana in many
place. At some places he discards the ideas of Somesvara as सोमेश्वरय
| He has shown the ignorance of Appayyadiksita in eighteen places quoting his
Vidhirasayana as तदप्यज्ञानविजृम्भितम.
The style he followed is that of Sriharsa of Khandanakhandakhadya.
Sometimes appreciates the views
of all scholars like, Parthasarathimisra, Prabhakara, Salikanatha, Somesvara
and even Appayyadiksita and sometimes criticizes and condemns. So regarding
Dinakarabhatta, we can say that he is an impartial Purvamimamsaka having an
Since the work is vast only three
Adhyayas are completed. But the work has given me full satisfaction and by
printing and publishing Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha has blessed the Shastric
Scholars and myself immensely for which I thank perennially my Gurugaru and
Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha where I was Research student for 2 years.
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