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 Big fruits and dead giants
 Pearl necklaces for Maheśvara
 Nārāyaṇa’s sequence, Mādhava’s series and pi
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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
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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
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
Cows, horses, sheep and goats
It goes without saying that humans are what they are today because of cows, horses, sheep and goats. Hindu civilization in particular is in the very least the product for the first two, while remaining two contributed to it from … Continue reading
Mongolica: The Tangut empire
In the early 1100s of the CE Rtsami lotsawa Sangsrgyas gragspa was in Nālandā, India, to study and transmit the latest that the tāntrika strain of Bauddhamata had to offer. Within a century both his world and that of his … Continue reading
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Tagged Army of Islam, buddha, buddhism, buddhist, Central Asia, China, Chinese belligerence, Chinggis Khan, India, Islamic, Islamic Vandalism, Mongol religion, Mongolia, Mongols, religion, Tibet, TIbetans