Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sanskrit Sambhashana Sandesha is now available online at http://sambhashanasandesha.in. The site is now in a responsive, Mobile friendly format, displaying text and indices in Devanagari Unicode. "Sambhashana Sandesha (सम्भाषणसन्देश:) is a magazine published by Samskrita Bharati published from Aksharam, Bangalore." Copies since 1994 are posted in the archives section. The Sandesha has "articles that unearth the hidden treasures in Samskritam texts. It contains news, current affairs, articles, Samskritam news and events from across the world, stories for children and grown-ups, cartoons, crossword puzzles, vocabulary builders, and so on, all complete in Sanskrit. Subscribe to the magazine to receive future copies of the colorful, nicely printed, archival monthly magazine. Subscription is just a token of support and your appreciation of the cause. Support also the activities of "Samskrita Bharati, an organization of dedicated volunteers, who strive for the popularization of Samskrit, Samskriti and the Knowledge Tradition of Bharat". (Contact Bharat : Samskrita Bharathi, “Aksharam”, VIII cross, Girinagar II phase, Bangalore - 560 085). The details are also available at http://www.samskritabharati.org/.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mathematics in Sanskrit poetry compilation introduces interesting facts about metrical counting in छन्दशास्त्रः ChandashAstra, Sanskrit prosody, Chamakam, the text in which "devotee prays for almost everything needed for human happiness and specifies each item," time measurement, Rama's bodily features in numbers as perceived by Hanumana, mathamatics in Carantic music et cetera. While this covers some of the popular aspects, the general topic of ancient Indian mathematics is addressed in many different places Wikipedia : Indian mathematics, History of Mathematics - The Indian Contribution, the story of Indian mathamatics, A Brief History of Ancient Indian Mathematics by Rajen Barua, Contribution to Mathematics by Sudheer Birodkar, History of Hindu Mathamatics parts 1 and 2, Ancient Hindu civilisation and mathematics by R.N. Das, Indian Mathematics in Sanskrit: Concepts and Achievements, et cetera.

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