
Pages
Categories
Search this Blog
Archives
mAnasataraMgiNI supplement
 rather striking: how the dog holds reminding one of the English holding on to a prey nation. It seems only a gun an… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 4 hours ago
 ekAnaMshA flies away from kaMsa and predicts his death. Panjab hills 1800s. manasataramgini.wordpress.com/2006/02/04/eka… https://t.co/7qPhkdFbEO 4 hours ago
 A painting with certain anachronisms evidently made for the tyrant of dilli depict the war between the yadus and s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 5 hours ago
 In course of my anthropological field work in the urban occident I learnt of a behavioral complex that is extremely… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 6 hours ago
 The behavior of Google vs ddg vis a vis soranAmamahAduShTa is indeed suggestive of something... 6 hours ago
Top Posts

Recent Posts
 The Mātrāmeru and convergence to a triangle
 The Aśvins and Rudra
 The roots of Vaiṣṇavam: a view from the numerology of Vedic texts
 Matters of religion3
 Sequences related to maps based on simple fractional functions
 Human journeys, ascents and descents
 Some Nārāyaṇalike convergents and their geometric and trigonometric connections
 Some notes on rational sector triangle triples
 Some (geo)political talk
 The aftermath: A polynomial equation
 The blue bottle and the talent show
 The minimal triangle circumscribing a semicircle
 IndoIranica: epic ruminations
 A modern glance at Nārāyaṇapaṇḍita’s combinatorics1
 Kaiṭabha, poison and death: meanderings through tradition
 Chaos, eruptions and rootconvergence in onedimensional maps based on metallicsequence generating functions
 Big fruits and dead giants
 Pearl necklaces for Maheśvara
 Nārāyaṇa’s sequence, Mādhava’s series and pi
 Discovering bronze in the characteristic ellipse of right triangles
 Matters of religion: the Vāyavīyaṃ Kauberavratam
 The Platonic culmination of Euclid and the pentagonhexagondecagon identity
 Leaves from the scrapbook4
 From Plato to Euler and back
 Śivagaṇas and Andhakāsuravadha in the Vāmanapurāṇa
 Packing constants for polygonal fractal maps
 Cows, horses, sheep and goats
 Fraudulent science by Indians: some really bad news
 Leaves from the scrapbook3
 Mongolica: The Tangut empire
Meta
Category Archives: History
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
A modern glance at Nārāyaṇapaṇḍita’s combinatorics1
For improved reading experience one may use the PDF version. Students of the history of Hindu mathematics are wellacquainted with Nārāyaṇapaṇḍita’s sophisticated treatment of various aspects of combinatorics and integer sequences in his Gaṇitakaumudī composed in 1356 CE. In that … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged combinatorics, Hindu mathematics, Hindu science, mathematical entity, mathematics, nArAyaNa
Kaiṭabha, poison and death: meanderings through tradition
For better reading try PDF version The medical Suśrutasaṃhitā, kalpasthāna, chapter 3 contains an unusual mythologem about the origin of poison. It clearly belongs to the Prājāpatya tradition and presents some unusual features. It presented in full below: prajām imām … Continue reading
Pearl necklaces for Maheśvara
Śrīpati’s pearl necklace for Maheśvara The brāhmaṇa Śrīpati of the Kāśyapa clan was a soothsayer from Rohiṇīkhaṇḍa, which is in the modern Buldhana district of Maharashtra state. Somewhere between 1030 to 1050 CE he composed several works on mathematics, astronomy … Continue reading
Nārāyaṇa’s sequence, Mādhava’s series and pi
The cointoss problem and Nārāyaṇa’s sequence If you toss a fair coin times how many of the possible resultsequences of tosses will not have a successive run of 3 or more Heads? The same can be phrased as given tosses … Continue reading
Posted in Heathen thought, History, Scientific ramblings
Tagged approximation for pi, coin toss, constant, Euclid, fibonacci, Geometric construction, geometry, Golden Ratio, hexagon, Hindu mathematics, history of science, mAdhava, mathematics, nArAyaNa, pentagon, pi, sequence, series sum, tribonacci