Monday, December 26, 2016

Ashvalayana Kaushalya

Ashvalayana Kaushalya (Sanskrit: कौशल्य आश्वलायन , Bengali : কৌশল্য আশ্বলায়ন ) was a Brahmin who lived around 585 BC. 

He was a contemporary of Buddha, Kabandhi Katyayana and Gunakhya Sankhyayana. [1]

Kaushalya Ashvalayana was a shishya of philosopher Pippalada. Along with 5 other seekers of Brahman, he approached Pippalada, the author of Prashna Upanishad of Atharva Veda, for instructions on Brahman. [2][3][4]

Kaushalya Ashvalayana was a contemporary of:

[3] The Bharadvajas in Ancient India By Thaneswar Sarmah
[4] A History of Pre-Buddhistic Indian Philosophy By Benimadhab Barua

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