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Women In The Sacred Laws
Kulapati's Preface The Author
Foreword Prologue
The Dharma Sutras Contemporary Evidence
The Manu - Samhita The Later Law-Books
Digest On Hindu Law Espirit Des Lois
Major Sections

THE DHARMA SUTRAS

But certain facts indicate more, clearly as to where his, original home was:

(I ) The Baudhayanas and the followers of the Taittiriya School confined themselves to the Deccan, and are not found among the indigenous sub-division of the Brahmins in Central and Northern India;

(2) The evidence of the land grants of the southern dynasties so greatly in favor of the above, for many of them stand in the name of Baudhayanaya's. Bukkaraya, the King of Vijayanagara, whose date has been supposed to be 1354-55 A.D. (or 1276 Saka Era), granted to a Brahmana studying the Baudhayana-Sutra in a village in Mysore for his maintenance;

(3) An inscription of the ninth century A.D. of ‘Nandivarman Pallavamata, 34 shows the names of many recipients of the royal bounty, some of whom are termed Brahmins of the Pravachana-Sutra and some as followers of Apastamba. 35

The Grhya-Sutra of Baudhayana mentions him as the 'Pravachanakara‘ and hence the above Pravachana Sutra refers to the book of Baudhayana. The lands granted by King Nandivarman are situated near the Palar River in the present Chittur District of the Madras State.

Besides this, the fact that Madhava Savana, the great commentators, was Baudhayanaya's and that Baudhayana uses the Andhra recension of the Taittiriya Aranyaka, his frequent mention of voyages and his injunction of duty payable on goods imported by sea show clearly that he lived near the sea on the East Coast of the Deccan Peninsula, and belonged to the Andhra country. 36

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