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सिद्धान्तज्योतिषस्य (भारतीयखगोलशास्त्रस्य) विहङ्गमवीक्षणम्

A bird's eye view of Siddhanta Jyotisha (Indian Astronomy)

The course aims to provide an introduction into Indian Astronomy. The topics that all Siddhanta texts deal with which includes methods of computing true planets, computation of eclipses, conjunctions of planets and so on will be discussed in this course. The origin, evolution and concise history of this discipline will also be covered in the beginning of the course. Dr. Ramakrishna Pejathaya will provide a strong foundation to study the classical texts in this discipline.

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What will you gain from this course? (Key Benefits / Learning Outcomes)

  • Appreciate the scientific thought process that existed in pre-modern India.
  • Explain the nature and salient features of Indian astronomy.
  • Get motivated to study more about Indian Astronomy.

What are the materials/support you get?

  • Live, interactive sessions with opportunities to raise your doubts and get them clarified directly from the teacher.
  • Access to recordings of classes (both Video and Audio) which is available anytime for repeated listening or catching up with missed portions.
  • Extensive practice exercises with answers will be provided.
  • Doubt clarifications through email.

What are the prerequisites to get the best out of this course? (Eligibility)

  • Ability to understand basic Sanskrit.
  • Knowing Devanagari Lipi would help relate to terms and phrases used better.
  • Anyone who is willing to learn about the basics of Indian Astronomy can take this course.

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