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Candragomin
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Candragomin, the author of the Buddhist drama Lokānanda (Joy for the World) and the epistle Śiṣyalekha (Letter to a Disciple), is probably identical with the grammarian of the same name (BEB I: Dramatic Works: South Asia, 579; against this: Oberlies, 1989, 17–20; 1996, 266n2) who lived in the mid-5th-century CE (Oberlies, 1989, 12f.; Steiner, 1997, 32n4). According to the late 7th-century CE report of the Chinese pilgrim Yijing (義淨; 635–713), the playwright and Śiṣyalekha author Candra (Yueguan [月官]) was still (c. 673) alive in Eastern India (T. 2125 [LIV] 228a9 ff.,…

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Steiner, Roland, “Candragomin”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 14 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_2018>
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