How ancient are Vedas, Vedanga Jyotisha and Surya Siddhanta?

Hariprasad, Pidaparty Purna Satya

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Abstract

Vedas, Vedanga Jyotisha, Surya Siddhanta are known as "apaurusheyas" meaning that their author and their period is unknown. No serious attempt seems to have been made to determine the age of these "apaurusheyas".

In this short paper, an attempt has been made by the author to determine VEDIC AGE using Equinoxes and their precession. He relied heavily on available evidence in Rig-Veda, Vedanga Jyotisha, Brahma Siddhanta, Surya Siddhanta etc. and quoted extensively from these sources to support his contentions.

Document type: Book
Publisher: CrossAsia-Repository
Place of Publication: Heidelberg ; Berlin
Date: 2018
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 4 January 2018
Number of Pages: 15
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Religions of Indic origin
Controlled Subjects: Vedanga, Veda, Sūrya-siddhānta
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Astronomie, Veda, Vedanga / India, Astronomy, Veda, Vedanga, Vedic age
Subject (classification): Indology
Countries/Regions: India