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Was the Vedic commentator Sayana a Vaishnava?

Sayana was an Advaitin and brother of Madhava (generally believed to be pre-ascetic name of Sri Vidyaranya). Sri Vidyaranya played a crucial role in formation of Vijayanagara Empire. Three brothers ...
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What are the etymologies for the word Rudra?

In the Shiva Purana 6.9.14 we have: रुर्दुःखं दुःखहेतुं वा तद् द्रावयति यः प्रभुः । रुद्र इत्युच्यते तस्माच्छिवः परमकारणम् ॥ ‘Ruḥ’ means misery or the cause of misery. This is destroyed, melted away, ...
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Did Sāyaṇa commentate on Śukla Yajurveda?

Yes, he did. Among the Madhyadina and Kanva Vajasaneyi Shakhas of Shukla Yajurveda, Sayanacharya has a commentary on the Kanva Samhita. A book comprised of that commentary can be purchased from here....
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What are the etymologies for the word Rudra?

There is a Hymn or vedic chant dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is known as Rudram which has two chapters 1. Namakam 2. Chamakam View here https://vignanam.org/veda/sri-rudram-namakam-telugu.html ...
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