About - S. Sambandhaśivācārya

From 1969 until his death in 2019, S. Sambandhaśivācārya worked at the French Institute of Pondicherry in the project of critically editing Śaiva literature. Coming from a family of Śaiva priests well-versed in the domain of temple rituals, and with a long experience in reading various ancient scripts, he made innumerable significant contributions, particularly in the preparation of the first critical editions of ground-breaking theological works such as Rāmakaṇṭha’s commentaries on the Mataṅgapārameśvara, Sārdhatriśatikālottara, and āgamas such as the Rauravottara, Ajita, Sūkṣmāgama and Dīptāgama.