[INDOLOGY] Tithi & synodic month

Artur Karp karp at uw.edu.pl
Thu Nov 5 16:47:53 EST 2015


Dear Colleagues,

Is there any evidence for the use of the fraction 63/64  – to determine the
length of the lunar day (tithi)? In ancient Babylonian-Greek astronomy? In
ancient Indian astronomy?


The result of the division, if multiplied by 30, would give the length of
the synodic month  – as 29. 53125d.



Your help in the matter would be greatly appreciated,


Artur Karp

University of Warsaw <https://uw.academia.edu/>, South Asian Studies Dept.
<https://uw.academia.edu/Departments/South_Asian_Studies_Dept_>, Emeritus
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