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Applied Vedic Science - Advanced (Jyotisha)

Jyotiṣa (loosely translated as astrology/astronomy), described as the eyes of the Vedas, uses mathematical calculations as tools for comprehending the planetary positions and interpreting their implications. The Jyotiṣa scholars were also expert mathematicians who made contributions to their field of study with their erudite treatises. The methodology and theories proposed by them are notable and one of the most renowned works in this area is the Līlāvatī, which through puzzles and riddles introduces mathematics to the beginners. This course, which is the second of a two-part course series on Jyotiṣa, is dedicated to the study of mathematics in the Indian knowledge traditions.

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Course Code: SAN 9106

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: 900

$900.00

Jyotiṣa (loosely translated as astrology/astronomy), described as the eyes of the Vedas, uses mathematical calculations as tools for comprehending the planetary positions and interpreting their implications. The Jyotiṣa scholars were also expert mathematicians who made contributions to their field of study with their erudite treatises. The methodology and theories proposed by them are notable and one of the most renowned works in this area is the Līlāvatī, which through puzzles and riddles introduces mathematics to the beginners. This course, which is the second of a two-part course series on Jyotiṣa, is dedicated to the study of mathematics in the Indian knowledge traditions.

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Course Content:

This course provides an introduction to basic mathematical operations, the Indian way, through the text named Līlāvatī.

In this course students will be able to:

  1. Understand the methodology and approach of theorizing and calculating in the Indic system of mathematics.

Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies

Required / Elective: Elective

Prerequisites: Completion of the Applied Vedic Science – Basic (Jyotisha)

Faculty / Instructor:  TBD

Quarter Offered:  TBD

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