Arthasastra, Aryabhata, Brahmanda, Vedic Cosmology, Yajur Veda

The Speed of Light | Subhash Kak 

Mathomathis would like to present an article on The Speed of Light by author Subhash Kak, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5901, USA Given the nature of the analogy, one would expect that this speed was considered finite. The Puranas as speak of the moving jyotiscakra, “the circle of light.” This analogy or that of the swift arrow let loose from the bow…

Indian cosmology, Tantrism, Tibetology, Vastu Purusha Mandala, Vedic Cosmology

Cosmographies | Microscopic Analogues of the cosmos 

Mathomathis would like to present an article on Cosmo Graphical Mapping by JOSEPH E. SCHWARTZBERG. The following article would start a conversation on a topic called as: MICROSCOPIC ANALOGUES OF THE COSMOS Just as the Brahman, or universal spirit, infuses all things, so too, for many ritual purposes, an infinitesimal portion of the human domain is taken to represent the whole of the cosmos. Such symbology, of course, is not exclusively…

Cosmology, Jambudvipa, Mount Sumeru, Vedic Cosmology, Vedic Universe

Cosmo Graphical Mapping | Celestial Mappings 

Mathomathis would like to present an article on Cosmo Graphical Mapping by JOSEPH E. SCHWARTZBERG. The following article would start a conversation on a topic called as: Celestial Mappings To speak of celestial mapping as a part of the cosmographical tradition of traditional Hindu culture is perhaps to extend the meaning of “mapping” beyond its customary limits. Nevertheless, attempts have been made, since ancient times, to present orderly graphic portrayals of…

Buddhism, Cosmography, Cosmology, Hinduism, Jambudvipa, Mount Sumeru, Vaishnavism, ...

Cosmo Graphical Mapping | Cosmographies In Hindu Tradition | (Conclusion) 

The following article on Cosmo Graphical Mapping by JOSEPH E. SCHWARTZBERG is a continuation from the Previous article Cosmo Graphical Mapping | Cosmographies In Hindu Tradition | 103. Apart from painted cosmographies, a half-dozen cosmographic globes (bhugolas), all based largely on Puranic texts, are known to exist. These are of types described by Hindu astronomers, as far back as Aryabhata (b. A.D. 476).  Two of these five globes are found…

Brahmanda, Cosmology, Dwapara Yuga, Jambudvipa, Mount Meru, Vedic Cosmology

Cosmo Graphical Mapping | Cosmographies In Hindu Tradition | 103 

The following article on Cosmo Graphical Mapping by JOSEPH E. SCHWARTZBERG is a continuation from the Previous article Cosmo Graphical Mapping | 102. The following article would be describing on Cosmographies In Hindu Tradition, Paintings and Ink Drawings. Compared with the surviving cosmographies of the Jain tradition-an exceedingly large number-those clearly identifiable with Hinduism are surprisingly few. The reasons for this seeming paradox are provided in the following section on…