Tag: Astronomy


How Aryabhata got the earth’s circumference right

How did Aryabhata compute the earth’s circumference so accurately (less than 1% error) nearly a thousand years ago?

/ 2017-06-28
Varahamihira - Indian Sage who Predicted Water Discovery on Mars 1500 Years Ago

Varahamihira – Indian Sage who Predicted Water Discovery on Mars 1500 Years Ago

Even thousands of years before, India had become famous and reached its pinnacle in astrological and astronomical sciences. Ancient Astrological works had been translated into many foreign languages. Ibn Batuta and Al Baruni were two prominent Arab travellers who had...

/ 2016-03-30

Astronomical Instruments of Bhaskaracharya

In India people had started the use of the astronomical instruments before 1000 BC. During this period one of the prominent books Surya Siddhanta was written for astronomical calculations. The content of this book is available but its author is not...

/ 2015-12-16

Bhaskaracharya – The great Astronomer and Mathmatician

The period between 500 and 1200 AD was the golden age of Indian Astronomy. During this golden period an Indian wizard was born who contributed greatly to the conception of Astronomy and Mathematics. He was none other than Bhaskaracharya. Bhaskaracharya was the...

/ 2015-11-26
astronomer Lalla

The twelve Yantras of astronomer Lalla

Lalla was an eighth-century Indian astronomer, astrologer, and mathematician who lived in central India, possibly in the Lata region in modern south Gujarat. Despite the significance of Lalla’s work, very little is known about his life. Lalla did not record any dates relating to his...

/ 2015-11-04
Water Clock

Ghatika Yantra – The Ancient Indian Water Clock

In Ancient India religious practices and beliefs often lead to particular discoveries or inventions. In all the religions that took their birth in India, use to follow some particular times of the day to perform their religious rituals at particular times...

/ 2015-10-29
Law of gravity Discovered by Indian

Law of Gravity was Discovered by Indian

When we talk about gravity, the first name that pops into our heart is Sir Isaac Newton. In school we all have been told the story of how Newton was inspired to formulate “The Universal Law of Gravitation” when an...

/ 2015-02-06