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Vedic Cosmography and Astronomy

By Richard L. Thompson

Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2003
ISBN 8120819543, 9788120819542

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Mysteries of the Sacred Universe
The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana
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The Astronomical Siddhantas ...........................7
yojanas , Aryabhata , astronomical

Vedic Cosmography ...........................47
Jambudvipa , Mount Meru , celestial equator

The Vertical Dimension ...........................83
Rahu , ecliptic , Svarga

The Empirical Case for the Vedic World System ...........................105
Cova da Iria , Jacques Vallee , Danava

Modern Astrophysics and the Vedic Perspective ...........................119
vimanas , classical physics , Sumeru

Red Shifts and the Expanding Universe ...........................145
red shifts , quasars , Hubble constant

Questions and Answers ...........................161
jyotisa , Jambudvipa , Puranas

Appendix ...........................181
Hipparchus , Indian astronomy , mean longitudes

Bibliography ...........................201
Redshift Quantization , Bhaktivedanta Book Trust , Galaxy Dynamics

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THE PLANET NEPTUNE is NOT THE PLANET TO WHICH GEOMETRICAL ANALYSIS HAD DIRECTED THE TELESCOPE ; that its orbit is not contained within the limits of space which have been explored by geometers searching for the source of the disturbances of Uranus ; and that its discovery by Galle must be regarded as a happy accident.‎ - Page 126
Appears in 29 books from 1844-2003

But what are they 1 for others greater still Have passed away, vast oceans have been dried, Mountains thrown down, the polar star displaced, The cords that bind the planets rent asunder, The whole earth deluged with a flood of water, E'en highest angels driven from their stations. In such a world what relish can there be For true enjoyment ' deign to rescue us , Thou only art our refuge, holy lord...‎ - Page 101
Appears in 11 books from 1875-2006

Brahma and all the gods bow in reverence, holds his favourite residence. " Beyond the sea of milk lie, in succession, the seas of curds, clarified butter, sugar-cane juice, and wine, and, last of all, that of sweet water, which surrounds Vadavanala.‎ - Page 69
Appears in 9 books from 1861-2003

... results to be controlled or corrected by evidence of any other character. He had, in fact, no philology, and he was deficient in sound critical judgment. He thoroughly misapprehended the character of the Hindu astronomical literature, thinking it to be, in the main, a mass of forgeries framed for the purpose of deceiving the world respecting the antiquity of the Hindu people.‎ - Page 16
Appears in 5 books from 1851-2003

Seas, viz., those of salt, milk, &c., are all situated in the southern hemisphere. " To the south of the equator lies the salt sea, and, to the south of it, the sea of milk, whence...‎ - Page 69
Appears in 8 books from 1861-2003

Recapitulating, we may say that according to the general theory of relativity space is endowed with physical qualities ; in this sense, therefore, there exists an ether. According to the general theory of relativity space without ether is unthinkable...‎ - Page 135
Appears in 34 books from 1922-2007

According to the general theory of relativity space without ether is unthinkable ; for in such space there not only would be no propagation of light, but also no possibility of existence for standards of space and time (measuring-rods and clocks), nor therefore any space-time intervals in the physical sense.‎ - Page 135
Appears in 26 books from 1922-2007

Charlemagne's enemy, to destroy the French -^ harvests. In vain the four innocents sought to vindicate themselves by saying that they were their own countryfolk, and had been carried away a short time since by miraculous men who had shown them unheard-of marvels, and had desired them to give an account of what they had seen. The frenzied populace paid no heed to their defence, and were on the point of casting them into the fire when the worthy Agobard, Bishop...‎ - Page 114
Appears in 6 books from 1913-2005

... man who partakes of my nature will impart to you the whole of the science. 7. The God Sun, having thus spoken to, and ordered the man born from himself (to teach MAYA), disappeared. That man spoke to MAYA, who stood bending and folding his hands close to his forehead, in the following manner. 8. (0 MAYA), hear attentively the excellent knowledge (of the science of Astronomy) which the Sun himself formerly taught to the great saints in each of the YUGAS. 9. I teach you the same ancient science,...‎ - Page 22
Appears in 5 books from 1861-2003

... and destruction of the manifested universes. He is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations, and He is independent because there is no other cause beyond Him. It is He only who first imparted the Vedic knowledge unto the heart of Lord Brahma, the first created living being.‎ - Page 33
Appears in 4 books from 1987-2005

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