Showing posts with label King Janaka. Show all posts
Showing posts with label King Janaka. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Considered The Author Of The Yajnavalkya Smrti?

 

Yajnavalkya is mentioned in the Upanishads, the theoretical books that make up the Veda's most recent textual layer, as a sage affiliated with King Janaka's court who was able to demonstrate that he had higher knowledge than the rest.

Based on the pattern of legendary ascription present in these works, he is also assigned as the author of the Yajnavalkya Smrti, one of the books that make up the dharma literature.


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