MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : Chapter-1. "AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise ) INTRODUCTION-2.
( The Scriptural Treatise )
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This confusion has come to the great French scholar mainly because of the plural usage in the term "Goudapadiya"; but venerable people are always addressed in plural, not only in Samakrtam but in English also; as in royal 'WE.'
'Gauda' may be the name of a class and the word 'Pada'is a honorific term.
Thus we may conclude that one great venerable sage hailing from Gauda-Desam was the author of the Karika.
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