Tags: nyaya

Personalities of bauddha nyAya - 3

dharmakIrti dharmakIrti took birth in Southern India in a brAhmaNa household at the sacred tirumalai kShetra. He studied the vaidika shAstras according to his family tradition. He was later initiated into bauddha mata and studied under a direct disci… more »

Personalities of bauddha nyAya - 1

asa~Nga asa~Nga is most probably the first Buddhist AchArya to establish vij~nAnavAda on the basis of tarka. He was the first Buddhist philosopher to introduce the pa~nchAvayavI parArthAnumAna of the naiyAyika-s into the field of study of vij~nAnavAda.… more »

Personalities of navya nyAya - 5

gadAdhara bhaTTAchArya shrI gadAdhara bhaTTAchArya was the son of jIvAchArya from Bengal. He studied nyAya shAstra from harirAma tarkavAgIsha of navadvIpa. He is the author of several well-known works such as nyAyakusumAnjali TIkA, Aloka TIkA, dIdhiti… more »

shabda pramANa

Various darshanas accept shabda as a svatantra pramaNa. Trustworthy statements found in shAstra, purANa and itihAsa generate a certain knowledge which cannot be classified as either pratyakSha or anumAna. That thus gets classified into a separate pramAN… more »


While it is common to refer to ShaD-darshanas, there is no agreement among scholars on which six darshanas are included in this list. Over a period of time, different sources have listed different darshanas. a. puShpadanta in his shivamahimnaH stotra:… more »