Astronomy, Ayurveda, Yoga, Science and Mathematics in Ancient India

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 13 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting, signs of the zodiac, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Jaipur, ca. 1890

Marks and inscriptions:
'The twelve signs of the zodiac according to the Hindus'

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 13 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
The dwelling places of the gods, the planets and signs of the zodiac, compiled for Jai Singh, taken from various Sanskrit texts.

Faizabad
ca. 1774
Watercolour

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 51 (Gentil numbered two successive pages '22'). The dwelli... Read More
 13 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Astrology and its connection with Vedanta
By C. Venkata Rao
Acting Taluk Sheristadar of Rayadrug, Bellary district
Printed by D.V. Kristnan, Bellary - 1899


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PREFACE

Numerous pamphlets in En... Read More
 12 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Zodiac signs:
Ram(Mesha), Bull(Vrishabha), Couple(Mithuna), Crab(Karkataka)

Gouache on paper
Rajasthan School
1790-1810 (circa)

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 12 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Zodiac signs:
Tiger(Simha), Woman(Kanya), Scales(Tula), Scorpion(Vrishcika)

Gouache on paper
Rajasthan School
1790-1810 (circa)

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 12 Nov 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hindu Astronomy
By W.Brennand
Published by C. Straker, London - 1896

PREFACE

It is perhaps expected that some reason should be given for the publication of this work, though it may appear inadequate. Force of circumstances; rather than deliberate choice on my part, impelled i... Read More
 5 Nov 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Sangrahanisutra; Trailokya dipi

18th century
Western India

The Sangrahanisutra is a cosmological text composed in 1136 by Shrichandra that includes Jain ideas about the structure of the universe and the mapping of space. The manuscript, made in the eighteenth century, includes illustration... Read More
 5 Nov 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Sangrahanisutra; Trailokya dipi

18th century
Western India

The Sangrahanisutra is a cosmological text composed in 1136 by Shrichandra that includes Jain ideas about the structure of the universe and the mapping of space. The manuscript, made in the eighteenth century, includes illustration... Read More
 24 May 2013 New Books
New Book:
Vimana aircraft of ancient India & Atlantis
By David Hatcher Childress
Published by Adventures Unlimited Press, 1991

Did the ancients have the power of flight? A reading of ancient Indian texts, Ramayana and Mahabharata are used to prove that aircraft were in use more than four thousan... Read More
 23 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Vaimanika Shastra
By Pandit Subbaraya Shastry
Translated by G.R.Josyer
Printed at The Coronation Press, Mysore - 1973

The Vaim?nika Sh?stra ( ??????? ???????, lit. "shastra on the topic of Vimanas"; sometimes also rendered Vimanika, Vymanika) is an early 20th century Sanskrit ... Read More
 23 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Yantras or Mechanical Contrivances in Ancient India
By R. Raghavan
Published by Indian Institute of Culture, Bangalore - 1952


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Rama leaves Lanka in the Pushpaka Vimana
Ramayana - Paha... Read More
 23 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Ramachandra on Pushpak Vimana
Modern Litho Works, Bombay
Early 19th century Read More
 6 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Study Of Patanjali
By Surendranath Dasgupta
Published by University of Calcutta - 1920

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 5 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper from a portfolio of sixty-three paintings of deities and daily life. Ten vignettes of Shaiva ascetics performing penance in two rows of five.

ca. 1820
Company School

Row 1
a) A standing ascetic naked but for a minute loin-cloth, performing panchagni tapas, i.e. '... Read More
 5 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Yoga-system of Pata?jali or The ancient Hindu doctrine of concentration of mind, embracing the mnemonic rules, called Yoga-sutras, of Pata?jali, and the comment, called Yoga-bhashya.
By James Haughton Woods
Published by Harvard University Press - 1914


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 13 Feb 2013 Rare Photographs
Ayurvedic medicines being prepared in a traditional Asthavaidya setting (mid 20th century)

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 13 Feb 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Ashtavaidya Physicians of Kerala: A tradition in transition
By Indudharan Menon and Annamma Spudich
National Center for Biological Sciences,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India

During 1997-2001, we held several conversations with two of the Ashtavaidyas of... Read More
 13 Feb 2013 New Books
New Book:
AYURVEDA - Life, Health and Longevity
By Dr.Robert E. Svoboda
Published by The Ayurvedic Press, Albuquerque - 2004

Book Summary:
Ayurveda, the universal healing art. More than a medical system.

Developed from the Vedas, India's ancient books of wisdom, Ayurveda combines physic... Read More
 13 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
BESHAJAKALPA
A Treatise on the technology of Ayurvedic Science By Venkatacharyulu
With a Telugu Commentary 'Prakasika' by Pandit D. Gopalacharlu
Published by Ayurvedasrama, Madras - 1914
In Telugu


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 13 Feb 2013 Article/Essay
PUNDIT D. GOPALACHARULU was instrumental in restoring the lost glory of Ayurveda (an ancient Indian system of medicine and healing), at a time when western medicine was beginning to gain acceptance. Born in 1872, at Machilipatnam (now in Andhra Pradesh) he studied in the Maharajah's Ayurveda Ori... Read More