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Manuscript Heritage on Astronomy

by: V. Venkataramana Reddy

It covers a wide range of topics such as astronomy, astrology, Indian mathematics and mathematicians, astro identities in Vedas, Vedic Jyotisha, rituals and religious observances associated with many astronomical developments, methods of disaster predictions, and the application of astronomy in varied contexts among many other topics, revealing the knowledge hidden in our old scriptures.

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ISBN: 9789380829449
Year Of Publication: 2017
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : xix + 313 p.
Bibliographic Details : Glossary; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: National Mission for Manuscripts
Foreword By : Veena Joshi
Size: 23
Weight: 650

Overview

Manuscript Heritage on Astronomy covers varied topics on Indian astronomy. It has contributions of 38 well-known Sanskrit scholars and scientists of high repute. This volume is the outcome of a seminar organized by the Oriental Research Institute, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, is published as part of the Samiksika Series (Samiksika 12) of the National Mission for Manuscripts. This bi-lingual book has seventeen papers in English and twenty-one papers in Sanskrit.
It covers a wide gamut of topics such as our rich heritage in astronomy, moving zodiacs, Indian mathematics and mathematicians, astro identities in Vedas, Vedic Jyotisa, contribution of Aryabhatiyam, rituals and religious observances associated with many astronomical developments, methods of disaster predictions, and the application of astronomy in varied contexts among many other topics.
This volume should invite the keen interest of many a scholar and should turn out to be of good use to the scholars working in the area of astronomy.

Contents

Foreword — Veena Joshi
Keynote Address — Sadguru K. Sivananda Murty
Key to Transliteration
Introduction — V. Venkataramana Reddy
1. India’s Rich Heritage in Astronomy
— Y.V. Subba Rao
2. Zodiac in Ancient Indian Astronomy
— Y.V. Subba Rao
3. History of Indian Mathematics and Its Implications for Mathematical Education
— K. Ramasubramanian
4. Kerala Works on Mathematics and Astronomy: Some Open Vistas
— M.D. Srinivas
5. Continued Fractions in Karanapaddhati
— M.S. Sriram and R. Venketeswara Pai
6. Moon as Chronometer for Rectification of Birth Time
— Karanam L. Ramakumar and Vemuri V. Ramakrishna
7. Reckoning of Year and Time in Jyotisha Manuscripts
— P. Visalakshy
8. Astro Identitites in the Suktas of Veda
— C.L. Prabhakar
9. Equinox and Astronomy of Vishvarupa
— K. Vasudeva Moorthy, P.B. Raghavaiah and K. Sitaramayya
10. Vedic Jyotisha : Lifelong Guide to Lead Humans to Realize and Actualize Their Divine Nature
— P. Bala Subrahmanyam
11. Calculation of Longitudes of the Sun using Traditional Methods
— E. Sreedharan
12 Aryabhatiyam : A Contribution to Astronomy
— Narayanan Nampoothiri N.T.
13. Indian Astronomy in Direct Contrast to that of the West with Special Reference to Siddhanta
Saramsha
— B.H. Tukaram
14. Astronomical Knowledge of the Telugu Classical Poets
— M. Prabhakara Rao
15. Aryabhata on Truths of Astronomy
— P. Chinnaiah
16. Dana during Eclipses : An Epigraphical Approach
— T. Surendra Reddy
17. Exploration of the Science of Natural Disaster Prediction in Ancient Indian Astronomical
Manuscripts
— Pravesh Vyas
18. Matrikaparamparayam tammayajvavirachitasyakamdogdhrivyakhyanasya pradhanyam
— Gopalkrishna Hegde
19. Prachinabharatiyanam Khagalaparishilanam
— Ch. Shivaramakrishna Sharma
20. Suryasiddhante Antarikshashastram
— E.N. Ishvaram
21. Siddantashekharah
— A. Sripad Bhatta
22. Ahargananayanam
— Keshava Mishra
23. Siddhantoktakalagananaprakriyaayam Bhrahmandavyavastha
— K.C. Nagesha Bhatta
24. Siddhantagranthanam yantralayaissah sambandhah
— Krishneshvara Jha
25. Kalasvarupam
— P. Pawan Kumar
26. Parameshvaracharyavirachitayah Vivaranakhyasuryasiddhanta-vyakhyayah Vaishishtyam
— Chittaranjananayaka
27. Ahargnanayanam
— Govinda Prasad Sharma
28. Grahanasvarupavimarshah
— T. Murali Krishna
29. Panchanga Parichayah
— N.D. Jayakrishnan Namputiriú
30. Khagolame Sahityaniki Mulam
— Sagi Kamalakara Sharma
31. Drigganita panchanga racaname Sarvasiddanta Sammatamu
— Madhura Krishnamurti Shastri
32. Bharatiya Khagola Jyotishamu – Neti Sthitigatulu
— Kashabhotal Naga Venkat Parvatishvara Sharma
33. Prachina Bharatiya Khagola Shashtram – Aryabhatta
— T. Venkateshvarlu
34. Valmiki Ramayananamlo Jyotishamshalu
— R. Ananta Padmanabharavu
35. Prachina Bharatiya Sahityam – Navina Khagolavijnanam
— V. Giridhara Kumar
36. Janapad vijnanamlo Khagola Vijnanam
— P.C. Venkateshvarlu
37. Sametalu Podupukathallo Khagolaparijnanam
— Elavarti Chandramauli
38. Janapadula nammakallo Khagolavijnanam
— Satyabhushana Rani

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