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SAUNAKA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A sage, the son of Sunaka and grandson of Gritsa-mada.

He was the author fo the Brihad-devata, an Anukramani, and other works, and he was a teacher of the Atharva Veda. His pupil was Aswalayana.

There was a family of the name, and the works attributed to Saunaka are probably the productions of more than one person.


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