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Yudhisthira Mimamsaka - Vedic Scholar And Writer

Yudhisthira Mimamsaka (1909 – 1994) was a Vedic scholar and writer. Pandit Yudhisthira Mimamsaka occupies distinguished place among the traditional Vedic scholars, critics and writers. He was born on September 22, 1909, in Ajmer District in Rajasthan. His father, Pandit Gaurilal Acharya, was a school teacher. He has written a number of books, commentaries on Vedas and Brahmanas, and books on Nirukta, Vyakarana and Mimamsa.

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Most of his works are in Hindi and a few are in Sanskrit. Among these are:

  • Nirkuta Samuccaya (1938)
  • Bhagavritti Samkalanam (1940)
  • Dasapadi Unadivrtti (1942)
  • Sikshasutrani (1946)
  • Daivampurusakara Varttikopetam (1962)
  • Kasakrishna Dhatupatha (1965)
  • Kasakrtsna Vyakaranam (1965)
  • Patanjala Mahabhasya (1972-76)
  • Katyayana grihya sutra (1983)
  • Vaidik Svara Mimamsa (1958)
  • Vaidik Chandomimamsa (1960)
  • Srauta Yajna Mimamsa (1987)
  • History of Sanskrit Grammar 3 vols in Hindi (1951, 1962, 1973)
  • Dhatu Pradipa (1986)
  • Madhyandina Padapatha (1971)
  • Viduraniti (1968)
  • Hamsa Gita (1970)
  • Mimamsa Sabara Bhasya 5 vols in Hindi up to 6 chapters (1977 – 1986).

Yudhisthira Mimamsaka has also written a number of books on Arya Samaj and Swami Dayananda Saraswati. Some of his major contributions in this field are:

  • Rigvedadibhashyabhumika (1967)
  • Rigveda bhashyam (3 vols 1972-76)
  • Unadikosha (1974)
  • Satyartha Prakasha (1975)
  • Samskara Vidhi (1974)
  • Collection of Dayananda’s 14 minor works (1975)
  • Bhagavatakhandanam (1962)
  • Dayananda’s Letters in 4 vols (1981-83)
  • History of Dayananda’s Works (Hindi, 1983)
  • Upadesa Manjari and other works of Dayananda.

Yudhisthira Mimamsaka was a recipient of several honors, including Certificate of Honor by the President of India (1976) and Mahamahopadhyaya (1989) by Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi.

Pandit Mimamsaka was the second lifelong editor of Vedavani (Vedic Journal in Hindi Sonepat, Haryana until his death in 1994).






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