Astronomy in ViSNupurANa
DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA
narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Fri Feb 27 07:09:45 UTC 1998
At 09:14 PM 2/26/98 +0500, I wrote:
>parAzarA is supposed to be one of the famous ancient astronomers.
>But in viSNupurANa he appears to believe that the Sun in addition to going
>round the zodaic once in an year, goes round the zodaic once
>in a day also as can be seen from the following verses in viSNupurANa.
> ahOrAtrENa yO bhuKktE samastA rAzayO dvija 2.45.(2)
> SaDEva rAzIn yO bhuKktE rAtrAvanyAJsca SaDdivA 2.46(1)
>But this could have been easily found to be incorrect by the observation
>at the time of a total solar eclipse.
>Thank you in advance for any elucidation of this.
The sloka numbers are given wrongly. They should be
ahOrAtrENa yO bhuKktE samastA rAzayO dvija 2.8.45.(2)
SaDEva rAzIn yO bhuKktE rAtrAvanyAJsca SaDdivA 2.8.46(1)
Observation of the stars just after sunset also should convince one
that Sun does not go round the zodiac daily.
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