A Historical View of the Hindu Astronomy: From the Earliest Dawn of Science in India to the Present Time. In Two Parts. Part I. The Ancient Astronomy. Part II. The Modern Astronomy, with an Explanation of the Apparent Cause of Its Introduction, and the Various Impositions that Followed. To which are Added, I. Hindu Tables of Equations. II. Remarks on the Chinese Astronomy. III. Translations of Certain Hieroglyphics, Called the Zodiacs of Dendera, Teile 1-2
Smith, Elder & Company, 1825 - 282 Seiten
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ancient Anubis aphelion apogee appear Aquarius Aries Aryabhatta Ashad'ha Aslesha astronomical Asuras Aswina beginning of Aswirii beginning of Cancer Brahma Gupta Brahma Siddhanta Capricorn Colebrooke Colures commencement computation constellations cosmical rising ecliptic enters the sign epoch equated equinoxes errors figure forgery geocentric longitude give given head heliacal rising Hindu astronomy Hindu books Hindu sphere imposition Jupiter Kali Yuga Kalpa latitude Lunar Asterism Lunar Mansions Magha marked Mars mean annual motions mean longitude mean motions Mercury middle column modern month moon's Node number of revolutions observations Parasara passage period planets positions precession Rama reckoned Represented respect right ascension Rishis rising of Canopus Roman calendar Saturn spurious Arya Siddhanta Sravana Subtract suh yih sun enters sun's longitude sun's mean longitude supposed Surya Siddhanta system of Brahma tablet Taurus tion tropical sphere Ujein Ursa Major Varaha Mihira Venus vernal equinoctial point Virgo winter solstice
Seite 22 - And now a heterogeneous stream of the concocted juices of various trees and plants ran down into the briny flood. " It was from this milk-like stream of juices, produced from those trees and plants and a mixture of melted gold, that the Soors obtained their immortality.
Seite 27 - Soors having obtained the victory, the mountain Mandar was carried back to its former station with great respect; whilst the waters also retired, filling the firmament and the heavens with their dreadful roarings. " The Soors guarded the Amreeta with great care, and rejoiced exceedingly because of their success; and Eendra, with all his immortal bands, gave the water of life unto Narayan, to keep it for their use.
Seite 18 - It is inconceivable, and not to be encompassed by sinful man ; and it is guarded by dreadful serpents. Many celestial medicinal plants adorn its sides ; and it stands piercing the heaven with its aspiring summit, a mighty hill, inaccessible even by the human mind.
Seite 22 - When they heard the words of Narayan, they all returned again to the work, and began to stir about with great force that butter of the ocean, when there presently arose from out the troubled deep, first the Moon, with a pleasing countenance, shining with ten thousand beams of gentle light; next followed Sree, the goddess of fortune, whose seat is the white lily of the waters ; then Soora-Devee, the goddess of wine, and the white horse called Oochiirava.
Seite 26 - Soodarsan, ready at the mind's call, flew down from heaven with direct and refulgent speed, beautiful yet terrible to behold; and being arrived, glowing like the sacrificial flame, and spreading terror around...
Seite 113 - A man's own religion, though contrary to, is better than the faith of another, let it be ever so well followed. It is good to die in one's own faith, for another's faith beareth fear.
Seite 21 - Asoors, a continual stream of fire and smoke and wind, which ascending in thick clouds, replete with lightning, it began to rain down upon the heavenly bands, who were already fatigued with their...
Seite i - A HISTORICAL VIEW OF THE HINDU ASTRONOMY, from the earliest dawn of that Science in India, to the present time.