Dharmottara (Tibetan: chos mchog) was an 8th-century Buddhist author of several important works on pramana (valid cognition, epistemology), including commentaries on the writings of Dharmakirti. Only one of his works survives in the original Sanskrit, the Nyāyabinduṭīkā, while other survive in Tibetan translation.[1][2]


  • Apoha-nāma-prakaraṇa (gzhan sel ba zhes bya ba'i rab tu byed pa)
  • Kṣaṇabhaṅgasiddhi (skad cig ma 'jig pa grub pa)
  • Nyāyabinduṭīkā (rigs pa'i thigs pa'i rgya cher 'grel pa)
  • Paralokasiddhi ('jig rten pha rol grub pa)
  • Pramāṇaparīkṣā (tshad ma brtag pa)
  • Pramāṇaviniścayaṭīkā (tshad ma rnam par nges pa'i 'grel bshad)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Lal Mani Joshi, Studies in the Buddhistic Culture of India During the 7th and 8th Centuries A.D., page 165.
  2. ^ "Dharmottara (740-800)". Epistemology and Argumentation in South Asia and Tibet. Retrieved 18 January 2016.