- Paperback: 251 pages
- Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass (January 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8120819543
- ISBN-13: 978-8120819542
- Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,370,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Vedic Cosmography and Astronomy Paperback – January 1, 2000
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The mysteries of the the 5th canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam have puzzled students of Vedic and astronomy. Confronted with a descritpion of the universe that seems at variance with the information provided by the speculation that the scientist based their knowledge from the very limited perception of their resources at hand, and such as astronomical calculations based on knowledge that constantly varies due to renewed and improved instruments at different stage makes it an unsatisfactory, and unpermanent knowledge. This is why the author here shows that the 5th canto's cosmography and the accounts of the solar system found in the Jyostisa-sastras are not contradictory, but represent distinct yet mutually consistent in comprehending the universe with important features beyond the range of ordinary sense perception.
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It is well written and not in the slightest bit boring if you have any interest in the subject matter whatsoever. He has an advanced degree in mathematics but leaves the heavy number crunching to the appendices so you will not feel over your head if math is not your forte.