Jaiminiya Grhyasutras

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By Swami Harshananda

Jaimini was the third of the four chief disciples of Vyāsa also known as Vedavyāsa. Sāmaveda was taught to him.

One of the works attributed to him is the Jaiminīya Gṛhyasūtras. It has two khaṇḍas or sections. The first has 24 kandikas[1] and the second 9. There is one commentary by Śrīnivāsa Adhvarin. The common subjects are dealt with in the gṛhyasūtras like the ṣodaśa or the sixteen sanskāras[2] are dealt with here also.


  1. Kandikas literally means prose mantras.
  2. Sanskāras means sacraments.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore