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Title:

A lecture on Vedic calendar given by Ṛgvedajyotiṣavedāṅga ; Wykład o rachubie czasu zawarty w Rygwedadźjotiszawedndzie

Creator:

Monkiewicz, Marta.

ORCID:

0000-0001-9951-8739

Subject and Keywords:

Vedic calendar ; old Indian astronomy ; Ṛgvedajyotiṣavedāṅga ; jyotiṣa ; nakṣatra ; five-year yuga ; lunar days

Abstract:

One’s life in ancient India was centered around Vedic rites. In order for the ritual to be celebratedbcorrectly, it was necessary to know the appropriate time for that, that is, to determine thebpropitious time for it drawing upon the position of moon and the sun in the (night)sky. The treatise Ṛgvedajyotiṣavedāṅga is the oldest preserved work containing not only passages proving that astronomical observations were applied at those times, but also that some complex mathematical instructions were employed, especially on the division of time and the setting of meaningful moments of the day depending also on the position of the sun and the moon in the horizon. These times of the day, determined by the calculations and observations, were foundation for determining the appropriate time for the celebration of the Vedic ritual.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Instytut Studiów Klasycznych, Śródziemnomorskich i Orientalnych UWr

Date issued:

2012-

Language:

polski

Access rights:

Regulamin korzystania z Biblioteki Cyfrowej Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

License:

CC BY-SA 3.0 PL

Rights holder:

© Copyright by Marta Monkiewicz