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Bhojadeva


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(11th century ce)

King Bhoja of Dhārā, a Śaiva Siddhānta theologian and commentator. Among his independent works is the Tattvaprakāśa (‘Elucidation of the Fundamental Categories’). He takes a dualist position, arguing that the self is distinct from Śiva, although finally equal with him. He is also credited with a commentary on Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra, the Bhojavṛtti or Rājamārtaṇḍa (‘Royal Sun Bird’), and a version of the Rāmāyaṇa, the Campū Rāmāyaṇa.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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