Identifying Udagayana To understand sanskrit words is highly critical when it poise polysemous nature. A wrong conjecture in Astronomical sense can shift the epochs by drastic time gap which requires a speacial attention and gathering of textual evidence as much as possible. Identifying Udagayana-Praśna 1, Section 1; अथ कर्माण्याचाराद्यानि गृह्यन्ते १; 1. Now (follow) the … Continue reading Identifying “Udagayana” with Sun’s course in “Northern Hemisphere”; An evidence from Āpastamba-gṛhya-sūtra
We have many texts with śiśirādayaḥ as counting of ṛtus apart from Vasanta also. Basically, they appear in śrauta sūtras, gṛhyasūtras, and Purāṇās. There have been complications in understanding the texts from where the saṃvatsara began, whether winter Solstice or Vernal equinox. Besides, I chaffed out and separated this first as a problem and I … Continue reading Many Śiśirādayaḥ – Winter beginning phrases in Indic texts, now we know how to look at them
Suśruta Saṃhitā One of the Āyurvedic text, Suśruta Saṃhitā, is a well known text which describes surgical operations with the help of instruments. The names of surgical instruments itself are very peculiar and have carried the earliest memories of parts from different anthropological taxa as names of these instruments. Probably, as it appears to me, … Continue reading Fascinating Evidence of Beginning of Lengthier Monsoons and Winters from Suśruta Saṃhitā.
We find many different narratives of Season's beginning or Season's head in Indian narratives, in different Indic texts and usually this brings us an understanding that new year also began from these points.
We already discovered and ascertained with logical and scientific acumen that Gopatha was composed around 23,000 BCE. Evidence of Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa There is an evidence in Gopatha as it says the number six as well as it as the limbs. Lets look at it. Gopatha brāhmaṇa (1.1.27)- षडङ्गविदस्तत्तथाऽधीमहे, ṣaḍaṅgavidastattathā'dhīmahe mentions clearly that षडङ्गविद्-"knowing the six … Continue reading Gopatha – 23,000 BCE knows Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa, then how old is Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa?
The birth of Saṃvatsara There is a beautiful imagery of birth of Saṃvatsara given in Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad in its section two of one where process of creation is explained. It begins with questions "there was nothing whatsoever in the beginning"... आपो वा अर्कः; तद्यदपां शर आसीत्तत्समहन्यत । सा पृथिव्यभवत्, तस्यामश्राम्यत्; तस्य श्रान्तस्य तप्तस्य तेजो रसो … Continue reading Prajāpati and Saṃvatsara-An enquiry into the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad
1719 The observatory was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Raja Jaisingh of Jaipur in 1719 when he was in Ujjain as the Governor of Malwa under the reign of king Muhammad Shah of Delhi. I had the opportunity to visit Jantar mantra in Jan 2017 to see the Nadi Valaya Yantra and other yantra carefully for how they work. I … Continue reading The Vedi has the Memory of Observation of Shadows of Gnomon at Equator
Bang Bang People want me to argue on dating of Vedang Jyotisha. I said, this may culminate into a book. But first bang your head on why any nakshatra is not mentioned on Vishuva (equinox) day when one has calculation method from Vishuva in VJ. The below verses shows calculation of Viśuva to Viśuva to … Continue reading Bang your head on why any nakṣatra is not mentioned on Viśuva day in VJ
Who is Shiva in the sky I came across Shri Nityanand Mishra ji's beautiful write-up on Shiva in one of the google groups. He says, संस्कृत में √‘शी’ धातु का अर्थ है ‘सोना’। ‘शेते’ = सोता/सोती है। ‘शयन’ शब्द इसी धातु से आया है। जिसके कारण व्यक्ति सुखपूर्वक सोता है वह है ‘शिव’ (नपुंसक शब्द ‘शिवम्’) अर्थात् … Continue reading Indic text philosophies are beautiful world of correlations, analogies-upamāna for the storage of knowledge
In the whole table of yesterday's blog you would be wondering if Kṛttikas were found till Autumnal then do we have memory of this nakshatra crossing through summer solstice point. Yes we have. Tai. Bra Anuvakphrasedating184.108.40.206mukham vā etannanakśatraṇām। yat kṛtikāḥ।(28 Nakshatra system) However Kritika is not liked so they moved on.28,260 BCE220.127.116.11prajāpatī rohiṇyāmagnimsṛjat (controversial phrase) … Continue reading Kṛttikas in varṣā ṛtu