Exegesis of Hindu Cosmological Time Cycles

by Dwight William Johnson 1942-2008
1985, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2003 Dwight William Johnson
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There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
(Shakespeare, Hamlet) 


Table of Contents

              PREFACE

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. WESTERN SCHOLARS AND THE ORIGIN OF INDIAN ASTRONOMY
  3. OVERVIEW OF HINDU COSMOLOGICAL TIME CYCLES
  4. INDIAN SEXAGESIMAL DIVISION OF THE DAY
  5. INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE CATURYUGA PERIOD
  6. INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE KALPA PERIOD
  7. BRAHMA'S LIFE
  8. THREE MEAN MOTIONS OF THE SUN
  9. EXACT FORMULAE OF THE ASTRONOMICAL QUANTITIES
  10. ASTRONOMICAL BASIS OF THE SEXAGESIMAL NUMBER SYSTEM
  11. DEMONSTRATION OF THE SEXAGESIMAL NUMBER SYSTEM
  12. DEMONSTRATION OF THE 3RD MEAN MOTION AND SIDEREAL YEAR
  13. DEMONSTRATION OF THE CONSTANT OF PRECESSION
  14. DERIVATION OF THE TROPICAL YEAR
  15. RECTIFICATION OF THE KALIYUGA EPOCH
  16. TROPICAL INITIAL POINT OF THE TIME CYCLES
  17. FIXED INITIAL POINT OF THE SIDEREAL SPHERE
  18. FULL MOON POINTS
  19. PISCEAN AGE EPOCH
  20. COINCIDENCE WITH THE SURYASIDDHANTA FIXED INITIAL POINT
  21. PRECESSIONAL YEAR EPOCH
  22. COMPARISON WITH MODERN SCIENCE
  23. COMPARISON WITH CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ASTRONOMY
  24. THE 360 + 5 DAY YEAR CALENDARS OF ANTIQUITY
  25. EVIDENCE OF THE VEDAS
  26. WHO CREATED THE TIME CYCLES?
  27. CONCLUSION
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SUGGESTED FURTHER READING 

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