Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Harihara Bhattacharya

Harihara Bhattacharya / हरिहर भट्टाचार्य / হরিহর ভট্টাচার্য was a Brahmin scholar who lived in Navadvipa in Nadia District of West Bengal around 1510 CE.

Harihara is the author of Samayapradipa, a Sanskrit text which deals with appropriate astral conjunctions and times for performance of rites and ceremonies.

Harihara was the father of noted Bengali Dharma scholar Raghunandan Bhattacharya, the foremost society and law expert of then Bengal.

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