Date of Jyotisa Vedanga

Koenraad Elst koenraad.elst at PANDORA.BE
Tue Mar 21 20:20:40 UTC 2000

Yours sincerely,
Koenraad Elst

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Van: Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan <Palaniappa at AOL.COM>
Verzonden: dinsdag 21 maart 2000 21:16
Onderwerp: Re: Date of Jyotisa Vedanga

> In a message dated 3/17/2000 11:22:37 PM Central Standard Time,
> reimann at UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU writes:
> > >> then the position of the solstice is the only
> >  >> discordant note,
> >  >
> >  >but a consequential one, especially in a manual of astronomy.
> >
> >  But this, again, is Pingree's point about accuracy: even though it is a
> >  manual on astronomy it has crude calculations for the intercalation
> >  so why not on other matters?
> >
> I have an interesting scenario. The CT text paripATal has some interesting
> astronomical information, even though the text is not an astronomical
> In this century (20th), it has been translated into Sanskrit. Assuming the
> Tamil tradition is totally lost and replaced with Hindi/Sanskrit, won't a
> future researcher a la Elst and Kak looking at the Sanskrit translation of
> paripATal say that the text was produced 1500+ years earlier based on the
> astronomical information? On the other hand, won't a traditional
> looking at the features of the language use say that it is a much later
> (assuming the Sanskrit used in the 20th century text is different from an
> older text)? Is such a scenario possible w.r.t Vedanga JyotiSha?
> Regards
> S. Palaniappan

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