LIST OF 150 GREAT HINDU ASTRONOMERS AND 300 SANSKRIT BOOKS ON ASTRONOMY (Post No.6763)

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Post No. 6763

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Nehru Centre, Bombay has published a source book of astronomy. It is an encyclopaedia of Sanskrit works on astronomy. The beauty of the book is that original slokas or hymns are given in Devanagari lipi with English translation from Vedic days until 19th century. It covers only important quotations.

At the end of the book there is a valuable list of about 150 Hindu astronomers and the names of their 300 original works. Some are just quotes from other commentators. Some are details of whole books. It will be a ready reference for research scholars. I publish the informative list below.

This illustrates another important point. From 1140 BCE until a few hundred years ago Sanskrit was the only language that had continuous production of astronomy books. If you take another ancient language Tamil, we have no ancient astronomy book. We have only astronomical references and not whole books. This shows that Sanskrit was never a dead language and it was always used by scholars. About 30 years ago Kanchi Paramacharya Swamikal (1894-1994) composed a Sanskrit poem and it reverberated throughout the world from the United nations Hall through the most famous Carnatic singer MS Subbalakshmi. This list is another proof for the scientific use of Sanskrit language until modern days.

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FIVE THINGS TO BE DONE SLOWLY- GARUDA PURANA (Post No.6642)

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Let us continue with Number Five and see the useful information grouped under Number 5

Sanaih kartavyaani –To be done slowly


Vidyaa –Education,
Artha –Acquisition of wealth,
Parvataarohana –Ascending the mountain,
Dharma– Charity
Kaama– Desire

Sanairvidhyaa sanairarthah sanai parvatamaruhet
Sanaih Kamakshi ca Dharma ca pancaitani sanaih sanaih.


–Garuda Purana CIX 46


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Svaasas Dyspnoea


Mahaasvaasa, uurdhvasvaasa, Chinnasvaasa, Tamakasvaasa, ksudrasvaasa.
Pancasvaasaaiti mahordhvachchinnatamakaksudrah —Charaka samhita 19-4
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Sraadha karma Performance of Sradhdha
Nityam –Daily,
Naimittikam –Occasional,
Kaamyam– Volitional,
Vrddhi –At times of prosperity,
Parvanam– Fortnightly .

Nityam naimittikam kamyam vrddisraddhamathaparam
Parva am ceti vinjeyam sraddham pancavidham smrutam
—Maskaribhasya on Gautama Dharma Sutram 10-53

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Sauca –Purity

Satyam –Truth,
Manah– Mind,
Indriyaani graha –control of organs,
Dayaa– Compassion
Jala -Water

Satyasaucam Manah saucam saucamindriyanigraha h
Sarvabutedayasaucam jalasaucam ca pancamam
–Garuda Purana. 113-37

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Sonita gunaah Blood qualities
Visrataa –Fishy odour,
Dravataa– Liquidity,
Raagah– Redness,
Spandanam –Pulsation,
Laghutaa –Lightness.

Visratadravata ragah spandanam laghuta tatha
Bhumyadinam guna note drsyante Chitra sonite

–Susruta sutra 14-9
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Senaadhisaah– Lords of the Army-
Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Chandra, Suurya

Brahma Vishnu’s ca rudrasca chandrasuryo tathaa Raman
Adhiisaah pancasenaanaam vijneyaaha srnu ghadhija
Vaasistha Dhanurveda Samhita
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Sukhasaayinah. –Bestowers of Good Sleep

Agasti, Madhava, Mucukunda, Kaplan, Aastika

Agastirmadhavascaiva mucukundomahamunih
Kapilomunirastikah pancaite sukhasayinah
Rig Veda — Khila portion 
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Silpi Artisans-
Taksa–Carpenter
Tantravaayah –Weaver
Naapita–Barber
Rajaka -Washerman
Carmakaara –Cobbler


Sonita gunaah Blood qualities
Visrataa –Fishy odour,
Dravataa– Liquidity,
Raagah– Redness,
Spandanam –Pulsation,
Laghutaa –Lightness.

Visratadravata ragah spandanam laghuta tatha
Bhumyadinam guna note drsyante Chitra sonite

–Susruta sutra 14-9
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Senaadhisaah– Lords of the Army-
Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Chandra, Suurya

Brahma Vishnu’s ca rudrasca chandrasuryo tathaa Raman
Adhiisaah pancasenaanaam vijneyaaha srnu ghadhija
Vaasistha Dhanurveda Samhita
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Sukhasaayinah. –Bestowers of Good Sleep

Agasti, Madhava, Mucukunda, Kaplan, Aastika

Agastirmadhavascaiva mucukundomahamunih
Kapilomunirastikah pancaite sukhasayinah
Rig Veda — Khila portion 
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Silpi Artisans-
Taksa–Carpenter
Tantravaayah –Weaver
Naapita–Barber
Rajaka -Washerman
Carmakaara –Cobbler


Sraadha karma Performance of Sradhdha
Nityam –Daily,
Naimittikam –Occasional,
Kaamyam– Volitional,
Vrddhi –At times of prosperity,
Parvanam– Fortnightly .

Nityam naimittikam kamyam vrddisraddhamathaparam
Parva am ceti vinjeyam sraddham pancavidham smrutam
—Maskaribhasya on Gautama Dharma Sutram 10-53

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Sauca –Purity

Satyam –Truth,
Manah– Mind,
Indriyaani graha –control of organs,
Dayaa– Compassion
Jala -Water

Satyasaucam Manah saucam saucamindriyanigraha h
Sarvabutedayasaucam jalasaucam ca pancamam
–Garuda Purana. 113-37

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Sonita gunaah Blood qualities
Visrataa –Fishy odour,
Dravataa– Liquidity,
Raagah– Redness,
Spandanam –Pulsation,
Laghutaa –Lightness.

Visratadravata ragah spandanam laghuta tatha
Bhumyadinam guna note drsyante Chitra sonite

–Susruta sutra 14-9
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Senaadhisaah– Lords of the Army-
Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Chandra, Suurya

Brahma Vishnu’s ca rudrasca chandrasuryo tathaa Raman
Adhiisaah pancasenaanaam vijneyaaha srnu ghadhija
Vaasistha Dhanurveda Samhita
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Sukhasaayinah. –Bestowers of Good Sleep

Agasti, Madhava, Mucukunda, Kaplan, Aastika

Agastirmadhavascaiva mucukundomahamunih
Kapilomunirastikah pancaite sukhasayinah
Rig Veda — Khila portion 
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Silpi Artisans-
Taksa–Carpenter
Tantravaayah –Weaver
Naapita–Barber
Rajaka -Washerman
Carmakaara –Cobbler

–Subham–

–Subham–

Albert Einstein on Cluttered Desk! (Post No.6632)

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Whenever I travel on airplanes I never watch movies; I spend most of my time watching the flight path amazing at the height of flight — 36,000 feet at an average speed of 550 miles per hour. I also watch the temperature of minus -45-degree F etc. Other times I sleep or read something. But during my trip to India on July 2019 I came across the issue of The Week (issue date 29 June). There were lot of news items that grabbed my attention. One of them is the Wit and Wisdom page. Here are some interesting quotations: –

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then is an empty desk a sign?” – Albert Einstein

(My comments- Thanks, Einstein; I was worried about my cluttered desk! Family members always complain about my cluttered desk and cluttered desk top screen on my PC. Now I know I am as intelligent as Einstein!)

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“Everybody was so gaga about Steve Jobs, but I picture him in hell running from demons, who want a selfie” – Jim Carrey blames the Apple founder for the popularity of selfies, quoted in the I newspaper.

(My comment- It is not fair to blame Steve for this; Selfies help us to reduce the population of idiots. Those who are idiots die at mountain cliffs, railway lines, water sources, top floors of the skyscrapers by taking selfies. Like knife, it can be used for both good and bad tasks. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, used it for popularising good things. He took selfies with baby girls (Indians favour boys). When printing machine was invented by Gutenberg , Christian church warned him of bringing Satan into the world. When computers were introduced into banksin India,  Marxist idiots cried of job loses and closed banks every month to stage demos. Popes of olden days banned printed Bibles. Now we laugh at them. So don’t blame Steve for selfies. It will get rid of the idiots from the earth and send them to hell. Long Live Steve Jobs!)

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“Slow is the fastest way to get where you want to go”- Actor Andre De Shields quoted in The Hollywood Reporter.

(My comment- Thanks Andre. Now I know I am on the fastest track. This morning, the total number of hits for both my blogs crossed 11,000 hits per day mark; but I wanted to get 100,000 hits a day;  I will reach my goal, slowly, slowly)

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“People do not change, they are merely revealed” – Writer Anne Enright quoted in the Independent.

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“Time is an illusion. Lunch time doubly so”- Douglas Adams, quoted in The Guardian

(My comment- Very true! I worked for 43 years till my retirement in 2014. Lunch time was a luxury, unobtainable!

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“It is impossible that a man who is false to his friends and neighbours should be true to the public”- Bishop Berkeley  quoted in The Guardian.

(My comment – I am reminded of politicians, particularly, Indian politicians. Most of them are not honest. Their friends expose them when they leave such unscrupulous people and go to another group or political party)

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“I wear my enemies like medals”- Norman Stone quoted in The Sunday Times.

(My comments- Hindu gods did this! The demon under the statue of Nataraja (Dancing Shiva), the flags in the hand of Lord Skanda/ Kartikeya, and the Vahanas/ Mounts of several gods and goddesses are their enemies (demons)!

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FIVE STRENGTHS (Post No.6625)

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Bikshu Vrata – Observances of a mendicant

Asteya- Non stealing; Brahmachaya – Celibacy; Tyaaga – Sacrifice; Alobha- Non greediness; Ahimsaa- Non harming.

Asteyam brahmacharyam ca tyagoalobhastathaiva ca

Vratapi panca bikshunamaimsaparamani vai

–Markandeya Puranam

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Five nailed animals that can be eaten—

Sedhaa- Hedgehog; Godhaa- lizard variety; Kaccahpa- Turtle; Sallaka – Porcupine; Sasah- Hare

Bakshyah pancanakhah sedhagodhakaccapasallakah sasasca

–Valmiki Ramayana- Kishkinda Kanda- 17-37-8

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Result of Enema–Bastibalam-

Sariira upacaya- Physical development; Balam- strength; Varnam- complexion; Aarogyam- immunity; Aayuh – life span

Sariropacayam varnam balamarogyamayushah

Kurute parivruddhim ca bastih samyagupasitah

–Susruta smhita- 35-4

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Balam – Strength

Baahubalam- Strength of shoulder; Amaatyabalam- strength of minister; Dhanabalam- Strength of wealth; Abhijaatabalam- strength derived through birth; Prajnaabalam- strength of knowledge.

–Vidura Niti  5-52

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Pliithadosa—Disorders of the spleen

Vaata- air; Pitta- fire; Kapha- Water; Sannipaata – vitiation of the above three; Sonita- Blood

-Charaka Sutra- 19-4

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Five ‘M’s

Those who are involved in Vamachara worship (anti clockwise)use the  following ‘M’ s:-

Madya – liquor; Maamsa- Meat; Matsya – Fish; Mudraa- Gestures: Maithuna – Sex/ copulation

-Sabda kalpa druma 3-7

–subham–

ADVANTAGES OF STEAM INHALATION -No.4 in Medicine -Part 3 (Post No.6389)

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இந்திரஜால வித்தை செய்யும் உலோகம் கோபால்ட் – ரத்தசோகையை அகற்றும்! (Post No.6217)

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Potassium used for Murder and Good Health!! (Post No.6193)

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Mahabharata Pandu in Britain too! (Post No.6168)

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Epsom Salt and Incendiary Bombs – That is Magnesium (Post No.6140)

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Fluorine Wonders- Tooth Paste, Teflon, P.E.T.(Post N0.5984)

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Fluorine is one of the 118 known elements. It belongs to the Halogen group.

Fluorine is useful to us in the following ways:-
Tooth paste to strengthen the tooth enamel 
Non sticky Teflon pans
P E T – Positron Emission Tomography in health checks
Landing on Moon and other Space Explorations
Important Medicines


First let us look at some interesting tit bits:-
Contrary to popular belief, it was not space exploration that led to the development of the non -stick frying pan, but the other way round. The non- stick frying pan relies on Teflon, the polymer Tetrafluoroethene. That was discovered by Roy Plunkett at the Du Pont research laboratory in New Jersey, U S A, in 1938.

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One morning he opened a cylinder of tetrafluoroethene which was supposed to hold 1000 grams of the gas but only 990 grams came out. The missing ten grams had turned into a curious white powder which was a plastic with remarkable properties. It would not dissolve in anything, was not affected by heat, wouldn’t burn and was not attacked by hot corrosive acids. More unusual was its ability to flexible down to minus 240 Degree C. It was this property which made it so important for use in space and on moon where such temperatures prevail.

Later Louis Hartman found a way to use this on aluminium pans in 1950s. The French company Tefal, marketed the first non -stick frying pans ten years before man set foot on the Moon.

Nobel Prize

Georgius Agricola described the use of fluorspar, calcium fluoride, in 1529. But it was Henri Moissan who extracted fluorine and got Nobel prize for chemistry in 1906.
Fluorine was named meaning ‘to flow’.


Chemical symbol F
Atomic number 9
Melting point minus 220 degree C
Boiling point minus 188 degree C

Useful to humans

In humans, most of the fluoride accumulates in the bones and teeth. It strengthens both, converting the calcium phosphate of which they are made into fluorapatite, a harder material. This in tooth enamel, can better resist the corrosive effect of acids produced by oral bacteria acting on sugar for this reason it is added to water supplies and tooth pastes.

Cockroach killer

Fluorine is poisonous. But humans need it in minute quantities. Laboratory animals without fluorine in diet became anaemic and infertile. Because of its toxic effects, it is used in insecticide to kill cockroaches and ants. ((posted by swamiindology.blogspot.com AND tamilandvedas.com))


47 people died

At a hospital in the USA in 1943, patients were served scrambled eggs to which sodium fluoride had been added instead of normal salt sodium chloride. 163 people became sick and 47 of them died.

Punjab Problem
If too much fluorine is taken, fluorosis disease comes. It results in mottled teeth and deformed skeletons. In Punjab, people drink water with high levels of fluoride and millions of people are affected by this.
Fluoride comes to us from foods such as potatoes, butter, cheese, sea fish, pork and chicken.
Fluorine is produced in China, Mexico and west Europe.


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Fluorine has an effect on enzymes, effectively blocking their activity. This is useful in certain experiments and treatments.
The isotope fluorine 18 is used in medical diagnosis through the technique known as P E T , positron emission tomography. The half- life of the isotope is only 110 minutes. It can go into places in our body which other substances can’t do. This helps us to study the internal organs.
Twenty percent of important medicines are made with fluorine compounds and the pharmaceutical companies make big money with it.

Friend of women in kitchen, friend of pharmaceutical companies, friend of every tooth paste using human and friend of space explorers is FLUORINE. ((posted by swamiindology.blogspot.com AND tamilandvedas.com))

Source Book:-Nature’s Building Blocks

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