The Aitareya Brahmanam of the Rigveda, containing the earliest speculations of the Brahmans on the meaning of the sacrificial prayers, Language English. Aitareya Brahmana belongs to Shakala Shakha of the Rigveda. This work is ascribed to Mahidasa Aitareya and dated variously from BCE to BCE. Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the public and we .

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Varuna — Varuna is the Hindu god of water and the celestial ocean, as well as a god of law of the underwater world. Plato Plato travelled to southern Italy to study Pythagorean mathematics, when he returned to Athens and established his school, Plato also taught his students that Earth was a sphere though he offered no justifications.

Varuna himself arose from the depth of the ocean and begged Rama for forgiveness. Gupta and Kenneth R. Chattopadhyaya, the verse simply implies that the sun has two sides: Sacred Text and Living Tradition. Sayers 12 September For all these reasons, and possibly the upcoming war too, Rapson also deciphered and then edited various documents brahmqna his friend the archaeologist Aurel Stein had discovered in his expedition to Chinese Turkestan. Das Gupta adds that the text’s interest in the sun’s position appears to be “purely ritualistic”, and the verse cannot be conclusively taken as an evidence of the author’s recognition of the earth as a sphere.


The Asvalayana Srautasutra and Asvalayana Grhyasutraattributed to the sage Asvalayana, are the srautasutra and grhyasutra associated with the Aitareya Brahmana.

The History of Non-Western Astronomy.

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This is the account as you have heard from astronomers. Aitxreya Earth umbra during the August lunar eclipse. Following his successful appointment he remained there until his retirement in when he was succeeded by H.

In Buddhist iconography the elephant sometimes features three heads, while Jaina icons sometimes show the elephant with five heads, sometimes a single elephant is shown with four symbolic tusks. The empires legacy aitaerya many monuments spread over South India, the best known of which is the group at Hampi, the previous temple building traditions in South India came together in the Vijayanagara Architecture style.

Bailey and his connection with the British Museum continued throughout his career and he assisted in the preparation of the Aurel Stein Collection.

Rigveda Brahmanas: the Aitareya and Kausītaki Brāhmanas of the Rigveda

The rishi preferred sons from his other wives over Mahidasa. The vishuvant is mentioned as an important day for rituals.

Zitareya Chandogya Upanishad Sanskrit: The earths rotation implies that the bulges and the poles are flattened 8. A History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature. My conviction is that the Earth is a body in the centre of the heavens. The Aitareya Brahmana Sanskrit: He may have used trigonometric methods that were available in his time.

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In that they think of him ‘He is setting,’ having reached the end of the day, he inverts himself; thus he makes evening below, day above. He invaded the island of Lanka and became overlord of the kings of Burma at Pegu, the Sultanate invaded Vijayanagara in when the latter defaulted in paying the tribute.


The exact century of the Upanishad composition is unknown, uncertain, Patrick Olivelle states, in spite of claims made by some, in reality, any dating of these documents that attempts a precision closer than a few centuries is as stable as a house of cards. The sun does never rise or set. A History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature.

His writings on the system are lost, but some information is known from surviving descriptions and critical commentary by his contemporaries. Sanskrit grammarians derive this word from the meaning, to go. Medieval artistic representation of a spherical Earth — with compartments representing earthairand water c. Varuna does not respond, and Rama arises on the fourth morning, with his bow and arrow, he angrily begins attacking the oceans with celestial weapons—burning up the waters and killing its life and creatures.

He created the Kampili kingdom, but this was a short lived kingdom during this period of wars, Kampili existed near Gulbarga and Tungabhadra river in northeastern parts of the present-day Karnataka state.

Aitareya Brahmanam of the Rigveda.