Confluence of Astronomy and Hydronymy

The story of Kṛttikā-Tīrtha in Gautamī mahātmya

Brahmā said:

1. The holy centre next to Kārttikeya is known as Kṛttikā-Tīrtha. Merely by hearing about it one will acquire the benefit of drinking Soma juice.

2–3. Formerly, for quelling Tāraka, Fire god drank the semen of Śiva. On seeing him with the Semen…

Submarine volcanoes, fissures — Submarine fire? Note to self…

In the quest of whether Lanka on Prime meridian was real or hypothetical, I bring about two thoughts

  1. Evidence of Sumeru in the North (Northern hemisphere )and Submarine volcanoes in South ( Southern Hemisphere) on the Prime Meridian Aryabhata— लङ्का कुमध्ये…

The absurdness of finding tithīs in Itihāsās by many researchers.

The absence of tithīs in Itihāsās like Rāmāyaṇa and Mahābhārata

The two Indian Itihāsās, namely Rāmāyaṇa and Mahābhārata have some very beautiful moon analogies in regard to new moons or full moons of respective seasons, yet we don’t find that Vālmiki and Vyāsa used the “tithī” for describing them( except…

The rivers — Krishna, Kaveri and Tambraparni, give you southern course of Rama via Malaya Mountain and not via Lepakshi.

Lets read some of the Shlokas from Rāmāyaṇa and contemplate on the geography mentioned.

sahasra śirasam viṃdhyam nānā druma latā āyutam |
narmadām ca nadīm ramyām mahoraga niṣevitām || 4–41–8
tato godāvarīm…

How many such abandonned, submerged places are in our memories or narratives from past 2000 years

Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island of the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is south-east of Pamban and is about 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. …

Rupa Bhaty

Architect and Adjunct Assistant Professor at School of Indic studies, Institute of Advanced Sciences, MA, USA

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