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The oldest and most important treaitse of the post-Christian period on Indian Astronomy that has come down to us is the Surya Siddhanta consisting 14 chapters written in slokas. Alberuni says that Lata was the author of this work. According to the introductory verses Surya the sun-god revealed it to Asura Maya in the city of Romaka.Why so faint and inconspicuous a star should be found among the few of which the Hindu astronomers have taken particular notice is not easy to discover. The position of the star named Apamvatsa, aquot; Watersa#39; Child, aquot; is described in our text by anbsp;...

Author:Ebenezer Burgess
Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publ. - 1989


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