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The Platonic culmination of Euclid and the pentagonhexagondecagon identity
Why did great sage Pāṇini compose the Aṣṭādhyāyī? There were probably multiple reasons but often you hear people say that he wanted to give a complete description of the Sanskrit language. That was probably one of his reasons but was … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Life
Tagged Geometric construction, geometry, Golden Ratio, Greek, Hindu, Plato, polygons, polyhedra, recreational geometry, religion, triangles, trigonometry
Śivagaṇas and Andhakāsuravadha in the Vāmanapurāṇa
On Twitter, one of our acquaintances going by the name @GhorAngirasa had a discussion on the significance of the number 66 in śaiva tradition. That reminded us of an unfinished article where we had noted this number in the context … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged Hindu, Hindu ritual, indra, pAshupata, purAna, purANas, religion, shaiva, shiva, vamAnapurANa, viShNu
Notes on the Bhadrasūkta, a hymn for felicity to the Vedic pantheon
For better typesetting and Devanagari rendering use PDF version. Introduction Several subschools of the Taittirīya school of the Kṛṣṇayajurveda possess their own collections of mantras distinct from their saṃhitās known as the mantrapāṭhas. These include mantras that are often found … Continue reading
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Tagged atharvaveda, deities, deva, devI, goddesses, gods, IndoAryan, IndoEuropean, IndoIranian, religion, Rigveda, Samaveda, sanAtanadharma, Veda, vedic, Venus, Yajurveda
The maṅgalācaraṇam of the Mānasollāsa
In PDF format A conversation with a friend brought my mind back to the Mānasollāsa, the encyclopedia of the great Cālukya emperor Someśvaradeva. Below is the maṅgalācaraṇam of that work. The last verse is where the author announces himself. There … Continue reading
Reflections on our journey through the aliquot sums and sequences
The numerology of aliquot sums and perfect numbers The numerology of the Pythagorean sages among the old yavanas is one of the foundations of science and mathematics as we know it. One remarkable class of numbers which they discovered were … Continue reading
The ghost in the tattered Gattermann
Vidrum had dropped by to see Somakhya and Lootika when they had just started their household together. They had reconstituted a fairly elaborate lab in the biggest room of their home. They had also completely set up their fire room, … Continue reading
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Tagged biochemistry, biology, fiction, Gatterman, ghosts, religion, Story
A poll on peoples’ beliefs on reincarnation
Using the Twitter’s poll tool we conducted a poll which gave the below results: Reincarnation happens: Believe so but there is no evidence for it: 52% Sure, have the evidence for it: 20% No, just mumbojumbo: 11% Do not know: … Continue reading
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Tagged beliefs, Hindu, Hindus, reincarnation, religion