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Pāṇinīya vyākaraṇa

Pāṇinīya vyākaraṇa (Pāṇinian grammar) refers to the Sanskrit grammatical tradition including and based on Pāṇini's grammar the Aṣṭādhyāyī (c. 400 BC). The Aṣṭādhyāyī is arguably the most important work in the ancient Indian grammatical tradition and one of the most significant works in Indian literary culture in general. A large number of Aṣṭādhyāyī commentaries and sub-commentaries were composed over more than two millennia, all of them belonging to the Pāṇinian tradition. In particular, the Mahābhāṣya of Patañjali (c. 150 BC), including the Vārttikas of Kātyāyana (perhaps c. 250 BC), comments on the Aṣṭādhyāyī and is a foundational work of the Pāṇinian tradition. Another of the most important works is Jayāditya and Vāmana's Kāśikāvṛtti (c. 600 AD), the oldest extant full commentary on the Aṣṭādhyāyī.

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