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Applied Vedic Science - Basic (Jyotiṣa)

The Vedic knowledge systems of the Hindu traditions were supported by auxiliary systems called Vedāṅgas in understanding the form, structure, and methods related to the Vedas. 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. This long tradition comprises of various contributors who developed both astrology and mathematics in the process. This course is the first of a two-part course series on Jyotiṣa.

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Course Code: SAN 8106

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: 800

The Vedic knowledge systems of the Hindu traditions were supported by auxiliary systems called Vedāṅgas in understanding the form, structure, and methods related to the Vedas. 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. This long tradition comprises of various contributors who developed both astrology and mathematics in the process. This course is the first of a two-part course series on Jyotiṣa.

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Course Content:

This course provides a survey of the science and practice of Jyotiṣa, through an overview of the key texts and contributions in the discipline. A primer text in Sanskrit which discusses the categories of this science and how they are interpreted to provide insights related to their influences at different levels is studied in this course.

In this course students will be able to:

  1. Understand the scientific/ mathematic relevance of astronomy as essential for the study of astrology.
  2. Understand the major contributors and their contributions to scientific thought in the Indic knowledge system.
  3. Observe how the basic astrological elements have been derived and interpreted in the Jyotiṣa-śāstra.

Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies

Required / Elective: Elective

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 Credit-Hours of Course work in the MA in Sanskrit6 limbs / Masters’ Certificate in Sanskrit

Faculty / Instructor:  TBD

Quarter Offered:  TBD

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