help with dates, please
james.hartzell at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 8 06:01:04 UTC 2010
I meant to add, the official name of this system, as far as I know, is the bhUta-saMkhyA system.
On Oct 8, 2010, at 7:18 AM, McComas Taylor wrote:
> Dear Colleague,
> An excellent student of Sanskrit, Mr Aung Than of Sydney, has asked for some help with dates:
> "I would like to ask you some questions if you can help me. Some time we can find some writing for year or date as below, where can I find the information about the numbers used in the word form.
> sindhu bindu veda candra shAka
> bAna bAna veda candra shAka
> mahi sindhu bhuta indu shAka
> shAka = shakabdA (shAka era)
> I could guess sindhu (sapta sindhu) = 7, bindu (dot) = 0, veda (catur veda) = 4, bhuta (panca bhuta) = 5,
> indu = candra = ?
> bAna = ?
> mahi = ?"
> Is there some kind person out there who can help out?
> Dr McComas Taylor
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