Digambar Jain Acharya Pujyapada
The great Acharya Pujyapada is also called Devanadi. He was a very
eminent scholar of Jaina Philosophy, Logic, Medicine and Literature. Pujyaopada ( one whose feet is adorable) appears to have been a mere
title, which is acquired because forest deities worshipped his feet.
He is also called Jinendra Buddhi on account of his great learning.
His most famous works 'Jinendra-Vyakarna or Grammar of Jinendra - buddhi' is well known. Pancavasutka, the best commentary
on Jinendra is also supposed to be the work of Pujyapada.
Panini Sabdavarta is another Grammatical work traditionally
considered to be a commentary on Panini grammar by Pujyapada. Vopadeva counts it among the 8 authorities on the Sanskrit grammar.
He also wrote Kalyanakarka a treatise on medicine, long continued to be authority on the the subject. The treatment it prescribes is
entirely, vegetarian and non-alcoholic. Pujyapada was also a great doctor of medicine. He was not only an highly learned thinker
but was also a great saint, whose scared feet, celestial beings worshiped with great devotion.
Pujyapada's Sarvatha Siddhi is an elaborate commentary on the Tathvatha Sutra of Umaswami. This famous work is a compendium
of all aspects of Jaina Religion and Philosophy.