Unique Feature of Indian Culture - Scientific & Artistic Knowledge in Poetic Form
Scientific Knowledge in Poetic Form
All the Eighteen intuitive sciences & the Eighteen eternal arts are in magnificent poetic form. There are 400 K verses in Mythology, 400 K verses of Siddhanta, Samhita & Hora and millions on other subjects also. The Law of Epistemic Correlation, that all branches of Knowledge are interrelated, find its fulfillment here, as All knowledge is One Knowledge.
In Indan Astronomy, while calculating the Sheeghra Anomaly based on the Geometrical Model of Parameswara, the following verse is given by Puliyoor
Arka Sphutoniham Kheda Mandasphuta mihoditham
Sparsajya Sheegrakendrardha Labhda karnathara hatha
Karna Yoga hritha bhooya sparsa chapatmaka kritha
Shoditha sheegrakendrardhal syath phalam sheegrasamjnakam
x, Sheeghra Phalam is the angle formed between the Sun, the planet and the Earth. It is computed as per the formula.
Tan A/2 - x = ( b - a) /( b + a) Tan A/2
''where A is the Sheeghra Kendra, a is the Ravi Manda Karna ( Sun's distance ), b the Graha Manda Karna ( distance of the planet from the Sun ) and x the Sheeghra Phalam “