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Was the Vedic commentator Sayana a Vaishnava?

I am talking about the Vedic commentator Sayana. Was he known to be a Vaishnava?
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What are the etymologies for the word Rudra?

What are the etymologies for the word Rudra? There is a story in the Vedas where Rudra was born crying and then Brahma, his father, said "Don't cry", (mA ruda), so then he got the name "Rudra", or ...
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Did Sāyaṇa commentate on Śukla Yajurveda?

Wikipedia says Sāyaṇa belonged to the Taittirīya Śākhā of Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda. So was his commentary on Yajurveda limited to Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda or did he commentate on Śukla Yajurveda too? Sāyaṇa ...
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Is there any verse in Scriptures or by any Acharya that says that Brahmanas are not Apaursheya?

I got this verse- Sayanacharya in his commentary on Taitariya Samhita: यद्यपि मंत्र ब्राह्मणात्मको वेद तथापि ब्राह्मणस्य मंत्र व्याख्यान स्वरुपत्वाद् मन्त्रा एवादौ समाम्नताः। Though Mantra and ...
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Did any Advaitin claim that Sayanacharya interpreted Vedas wrongly in his commentaries?

Sayanacharya wrote Bhashyas/commentaries on Vedas. Did any Advaita Acharya or any Advaitins ever claim that Sayanacharya's Bhashyas have errors?
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What is the etymology (nirukta or nispatti) of Visha in Rig Veda?

What is the etymology (nirukta or nispatti) of Visha in Rig Veda? What is the Mukhya Artha and what are the Amukhya arthas during in Vedic Sanskrit? Some people were claiming that Rig Veda 10.136.7 ...
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