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Category Archives: Heathen thought
Rāsabhanyāyaśikṣā
Vrishchika had been seeing several kids of patients affected by the chemical leak that had happened sometime ago. While she saw some purely for routine clinical practice, she was also particularly interested in the several cases exhibiting heterotaxy and had … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Life, Scientific ramblings
Tagged circle, Donkey's theorem, ellipse, Geometric construction, geometry, hyperbola, mathematics, parabola, recreational geometry, religion, science, Story, triangles
Notes on miscellaneous brāhmaṇa passages from the Yajurveda
The upasthāna ritual is performed to let the sacrificial fire remain in residence after the primary oblations are complete. In the triplefire śrauta rite this is done at the āhavanīya altar with several incantations specified in the saṃhitās of the … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged Hindu, Hindu knowledge, Hindu mathematics, Hindu ritual, religion, Rigveda, ritual, Veda, vedic, Yajurveda
Snatches
Vidrum had called on his friends Somakhya and Lootika on a quiet afternoon to accompany him for a climb on the trails of Vidrumavistāra that lay beyond Viṣṭhaparvata. The fierce fighting arising from a surprise ghazvat of the makkhaviṣayadānavas had … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Life
Tagged fiction, Hindu knowledge, history of science, knowledge production, knowledge systems, Story
The Aśvins and Rudra
The twin Aśvins and Rudra are both IndoAryan reflexes of two deityclasses which can be reconstructed as likely being present in the ProtoIndoEuropean religion. Both are likely to have even deeper roots going back to even earlier religious traditions across … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged archaeology, ashvins, astronomy, atharva veda, atharvaveda, Hindu, IndoAryan, IndoEuropean, religion, Rigveda, Veda, vedic, Yajurveda
The roots of Vaiṣṇavam: a view from the numerology of Vedic texts
While glorified with a 1000 names in the famous stotra of the early Sātvata tradition of the Mahābharata, in the texts of an even earlier period the god primarily went under that name Viṣṇu. Indeed, even the litany of the … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History
Tagged Hindu, Hindu ritual, Hindus, IndoAryan, IndoEuropean, IndoIranian, Iranian, religion, vaiShNava, viShNu
Matters of religion3
Lootika seeing Somakhya contemplating something remarked: “That great clash of men is upon us, where, as the śruti says, our flag will be mingled with that of the enemy in close combat.” Somakhya: “It’s almost as if your mind is … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Life
Tagged atharva veda, atharvaveda, Hindu, Hindu ritual, IndoAryan, IndoEuropean, IndoIranian, Iranian, religion, Rigveda, ritual, Veda, vedic, Yajurveda
Some Nārāyaṇalike convergents and their geometric and trigonometric connections
While playing with an iterative geometric construction in our youth we discovered for ourselves a particular right triangle whose sides are in the proportion , where is the Golden Ratio. This triangle is of course famous as being the basis … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, Scientific ramblings
Tagged arithmetic, fibonacci, geometry, Hindu mathematics, mathematical entity, mathematics, nArAyaNa, sequence, triangles, trigonometry