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Appayya Diksita  Term Image (Appayya Dīṣita) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
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Short Description: (1554-1626) He belonged to a family of scholars and wrote 104 works on such topics as poetics and Vedanta.
Long Description: Various dates are ascribed to this medieval polymath. According to one authority Appayya Diksita lived between 1554 and 1626. He belonged to a family of distinguished scholars and was the author of 104 works on subjects like poetics and Vedanta and on Śaiva themes. His work in the first-mentioned category, Kuvalayānanda, is paricularly famous. He was patronised by King Venkatadeva of Vijayanagara and Tirumala Nāyaka of Madurai.
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms