Dictionary Of Hindu Religion | Literature
This page lists many
miscellaneous authors who have not been included in a long biographies and
have short descriptions.
Ashwaghosh was one of the great writers of ancient India. He lived in the
period of Kushaan emperor in the 1st century AD. Unlike other Buddhist writers
he wrote in Sanskrit. Many Kaavya and dramas are attributed to him. One of the
characters in Ashwaghosh’s drama was Dhananjaya. Probably Cambodian’s followed
this fictional character to create their jester. Many Tenaalee Raam stories have
been reproduced with Dhananjaya's name there.
Once Parashuraam Jee had some guidance on A-Dwait from Dattaatreya Jee to spread
it on the Earth. At the same time a Braahman named Sumant had a son named Alark.
His father used to call his mother "Aayee", so he also started calling her "Aayee".
Alark died young, so he kept calling his mother "Aayee, Aayee". Since the word
is sacred to the goddess, it conferred merit on the child. later he was born as
Sumedh in Harit's house and was named as Haritaayan on the name of his father.
When he had grown up, Parashuraam Jee taught him that A-Dwait, which he learnt
from Dattaatreya Jee, to him. Later Naarad Jee asked him to write all this by
the order of Brahmaa Jee. Then he wrote "Tripur
Rahasya" - this is introduction to Tripur Rahasya. (read
Tripur Rahasya here)
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06