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Pippalada पिप्पलाद পিপ্পলাদ

Pippalada (Sanskrit: पिप्पलाद, Bengali : পিপ্পলাদ) was an ancient Hindu Indian sage and philosopher who is believed to be the traditional writer of the Prashna Upanisahd.

The Prashna Upanishad is an ancient sacred Sanskrit word ascribed to Pippalada sakha of Vedic scholars. It is a part of Atharva Veda.

The Prashna Upanishad is composed of 6 questions asked by the six disciples of Pippalada.
  • Sueksha Bharadvaja (Sanskrit: सुकेश भारद्वाज , Bengali : সুকেশ ভারদ্বাজ )
  • Shaibya Satyakama (Sanskrit: शैब्य सत्यकाम , Bengali : শৈব্য সত্যকাম )
  • Sauryayani Gargya (Sanskrit: सौर्यायाणि गार्ग्य , Bengali : সৌর্যায়াণি গার্গ্য )
  • Kaushalya Ashvalayana (Sanskrit: कौशल्य आश्वलायन , Bengali : কৌশল্য আশ্বলায়ন )
  • Bhargava Vaidharbi (Sanskrit: भार्गव वैधर्बि , Bengali : ভার্গব বৈধর্বি )
  • Kabandhi Katyayana (Sanskrit: कबन्धि कात्यायन , Bengali : কবন্ধি কাত্যায়ন )

Pippalada was a contemporary of Prince Hiranyabha (Sanskrit: हिरण्याभ , Bengali : হিরণ্যাভ ) of Kosala.

Pippalada was an Atharvanika and was a compiler of the Pippalada school of Atharva Veda.

Reference/ Further Reading
The Bharadvajas in Ancient India By Thaneswar Sarmah
A History of Pre-Buddhistic Indian Philosophy By Benimadhab Barua

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