Monday, August 22, 2016

Kartikeya

Kartikeya (Sanskrit: कार्तिकेय , Bengali: কার্তিকেয় )  was a Brahmin (Brahmana) who lived around 1055 CE in  Tarkari in Sravsati region of North Bengal (West Bengal and Islamic Bangladesh). He belonged to a Brahmin family renowned for its scholarship1. His father was Taponidhi.

The Silimpur Stone Slab inscription of 1087 CE talks about this family.

His son Prahasa was an accomplished Vedic scholar, his learning, sense of justice, truthfulness and freedom from avarice. He was a famous scholar and well-known for his expertise in Tarka Sahstra, Tantra and Dharma Shastra.

References

(1) Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India, Swati Datta, Motilal Banarasidas, 1989

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