In the highly complex world of Astronomy, where very huge distances are to be measured special numbers are needed to count. The presence of Large numbers indicate that knowledge of such huge numbers were necessitated . That is possible only when Knowledge of such numerals are needed. And such a field is…… Continue reading Large Numbers Modern Maths Tamil Classics
There seems to be some debate on which is the Nakshatra in Hindu system.
Normally we take Aswini Nakshatra as the first Nakshatra and this is being followed every where among Hindu Households.
But there are views that it might be Krittika, Moola , based on Vedic Astronomical calculations in the Atharva Veda.
I had posted articles on practical application of Science,Dealing with daily life, Botany,Zoology, Food and other vital subjects that deal with our daily needs, developed by Hinduism.
Here I am furnishing details from the Surya Siddhanta that deals with Astronomy in detail.
I had earlier posted an article on Vishnu’s Navel Galaxy and how it has been validated by modern Astronomy.
The Surya Siddhanta is one of the oldest treatises (siddhanta) in Hindu astronomy. The extant text as edited by Burgess (1860) is medieval (c. 12th century), but it is clearly based on older versions, which may go back to before the Common Era.
It has rules laid down to determine the true motions of the luminaries, which conform to their actual positions in the sky. It gives the locations of several stars other than the lunar nakshatras and treats the calculation of solar eclipses. as well as solstices eg.summer solstice 21/06 Significant coverage is on kinds of time, length of the year of gods
He , as I explained in my post ‘Vishnu once in 6480 years, Astronomy Precession Equinox’ emerges once in 6480 years with the changing Great Year, Yuga.
The Devi Mahatmiya describes that the Devi takes the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra around the Universe and shows them numerous Brahmas, Visnus and Shivas at work, before reaching Chintamani Gruha of the Devi.
Please read my post on Chintamani Gruha.
Now these countless Suns, having their own planets follow their own Laws, some physical laws are the same as ours,
People existing there travel among them, including the Earth.
As the Physical laws there are different so is the definition of Life.
It is said that who does certain Yagas like the Aswamedha Yagas successfully becomes an Indra, dethroning the present incumbent.
Severe penance also warrants these results.
So Indra disturbs those who engage in these activities.
Now coming to Astronomy.
Time takes a toll on everything in the Universe.
If affects people and non living things.
People age so also the Rocks etc.
There are two aspects of Time, one is so minute that you do not notice it and the changes effected by it, like Micro seconds, nano seconds and seconds,minutes.
Even changes that occur hourly can be known only with the help of special instruments.
The other aspect of Time is it is so huge to be comprehended, like a light year or AU, Astronomical Unit that is equal to the distance traveled by Light in a Year.
One can not see this as this is a huge number and one may not be alive to see the change by oneself.
Such huge numbers are involved in the Universe in respect of formation of Stars,Galaxies .
Now all of us know the Earth has two movements, one spinning on its own Axis and another moving around the Sun.
The movement around the Sun’s signs by the earth is so slow that it is not noticeable.
Also because of the movement of the Earth and the Stars and other Celestial objects these objects change their relative places.
To put it simply, Stars change positions as also the Earth, taking the Sun as a reference point.
That the Sun also moves and there are many Suns is a different issue and I shall be posting on the implications.