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How do we know that the Portuguese/Jesuit missionaries were amassing manuscripts from Kerala?

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Did Indian tool help Egyptians achieve pyramid perfection? [Excerpt]

Source: - The Indian Express. The Great Pyramid of Giza is remarkable not only as an architectural marvel. The four sides of its square base are in almost perfect alignment with the cardinal directions, just a fraction of a degree off, counter-clockwise, from the true geographic north, south, east and west. Two

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How did the Aryabhatiya and its Algebra, Trigonometry and Astronomy enter the Arab and Western World?

Source: - Joseph T Noony / Twitter.                                                                                                           https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/964877532137848834                                                                                           https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/964879622381871105                                                                                       https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/964882729169952768                                                                                   https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/964885226512986112                                                                               https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/964886431293321216                                                                     https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/964887857511870465                                                                             https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/964890596711088128                                                                         https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/964893492051828737                                                                       https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/964894226495320064                                                                   https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/964896100615274496                                                               https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965625226741481473                                                             https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965627061795618818                                                         https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965629182276378624                                                       https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965631241302155264                                                   https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965635525297111040                                             https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965638186708869120                                       https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965641048025317376                                   https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965646475278430209                               https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965893499613675520                             https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965894744281772032                         https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965897203519668224                     https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/965899326483349504                 https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/966755589652033536             https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/966758313634316288         https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/985531522835857408       https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/985533674916536322   https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/985548029347282945 https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/1007640267099287553 Featured Image Credit: - https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/in-pyramid-perfection-hint-of-a-variant-on-an-indian-tool-5073312/

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The Contributions of Apastamba’s Sulba-Sutras to Mathematics and Algebra

Source: - Joseph T Noony / Twitter. https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/958285734388973569 https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/958288287692566528 https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/958289793556783104 https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/958291839152353280 https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/958295771836645377 https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/958297350782443520 https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/958297967294693378 https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/958299321094438912 https://twitter.com/JoeAgneya/status/958302961372872705

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Ashta Diggajas of Sri Krishna Devaraya’s Royal Court

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX1SQsXrW5g&t=10s The other feature of Krishna deva Raya’s court was Ashta Diggajas. Ashta Diggajas are 8 elephants. I mean there is belief that you know there are 8 elephants which actually hold the earth in different directions. Like I told you the names Pundareeka, Vamana, Anjana, and of course Airavat, the

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Irrigation and Water Supply System Under Vijayanagara Empire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o09oID33Hw&t=9s One of the greatest achievements of the Vijayanagara Empire was the irrigation and water supply network, especially since the region was extremely rocky. A massive city like Hampi needed a consistent supply of water round the year. The only source of water nearby was the Tungabhadra river. The credit for establishing

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Accomplishments of Bhagwan Shankaracharya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-pBRf9GU1g Bhagwan Shankaracharya was 8 years old when he left his house. He took sanyas at the age of 9 years. After that what he accomplished cannot even be conceived of today. Between the ages of 12 and 16 years, Bhagwan Shankaracharya wrote commentaries on Prasthanatrayi, 3 types of Prasthaan and

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Vedic system of time keeping

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The Chinese and Japanese 12-year Zodiacs have Sanskrit seed syllables that are written in the Siddham script (forerunner of Devanagari)

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How did Hinduism led Indians to Science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqeTF_6oyRg   Rishi Kanva’s ashrama was not a single ashrama, it was a collection, an assemblage of hermitages of which he was the presiding rishi. So, a student would go to one in ashrama and specialize in one subject underthe Guru, then go to another ashrama, adjoining ashram, and get specialization in another

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Educational Heritage of Ancient India — A Talk by Sahana Singh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vviYeA4fIPM&t=2393s   So in the years that I have been living outside India, I get a lot of questions like: how is it that you Indians are motivated to study so hard? What is it that makes you study so hard? And another question I get very often is that why despite

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Timeline of 17000+ Years of Unbroken Indian Civilization — A Talk by Nilesh Nilakanth Oak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tsyzrDg2n4 Namaskar! So just talking about the mentoring on one of the forum, number of you might be aware of it. If not there is one forum called Bharat Rakshak Forum, some of you might know this, BRF. Of course you can have a handle there, it doesn't have to be your

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The Greeks borrowed Indian Mathematic wisdom in the ancient past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es5mva8sfnI   I would like to talk about Hipparchus and Trigonometry. Before that Surya Siddhanta contains chord tables. Aryabhatta composed, there should be only one ‘t’ over here, I apologize, it is a mistake, composed sign tables in 3.5° segments the Gian sine and cosine. Pingala and Chandasastra in 400 BCE worked

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Pythagoras and his connection to Indian Wisdom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfsYksCadmY&t=38s   Pythagoras who lived in this time frame, these gentlemen who are all westerns, Albert Burki and A. N. Marlow and G. R. S. Mead, each of them says that Pythagoras went to India where he learnt his philosophies, knowledge and other things. These are not Indic people saying this. These

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Brahmagupta, Bhaskara-I, Madhava Samgramagrama – Three pearls of Indian Astronomy and Mathematics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTQn7x0cL6w   A collection of some of our greats, Brahmagupta who studied the works of Aryabhatta, Latadeva, Varahamihira and others. He wrote the Brahmasputa Siddhanta and Khanda Katkaya transmitted by the Arabs. I’ll show that later. Solutions of linear and quadratic equations and the rules for zero operations, positive and negative numbers.

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Indian discoveries in Astronomy – A Talk by Raj Vedam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCKIhREdoiI   Some selected discoveries. Rigvedic calendar 360 days, 12x30, but average is 365 days over 6 years because of correction month. Jyotishya Vedanga records astronomical data 4000 BCE. Sage Yajnavalkya 3000 BCE, propounded the heliocentric model. Satapata Brahmana, he measured the distance from earth to sun, earth to moon at 108

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When did Kaliyuga start and the comment about Abhijit in Mahabharata

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1flVV3bSoyM&t=5s   I would like to talk to you about the start of Kaliyuga. People at this point wonder what on earth am I doing, why am I talking about Kaliyuga? Well, it turns out that Kaliyuga is an absolute marker for all the Indian calendars. So, for example Aryabhatta gives his

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