Kriyakramakari, Kriyākramakarī, Kriya-kramakari: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Indian National Science Academy: Annual Report 2015-16 (astronomy)

Kriyākramakarī (क्रियाक्रमकरी) is the name of a [16th-century] Sanskrit work written by Śaṅkara and Nārāyaṇa.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

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Source: WikiPedia: Indian Mathematics

Kriyakramakari (“operational techniques”) is an elaborate commentary in Sanskrit written by Sankara Variar and Narayana, two astronomer-mathematicians belonging to the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics, on Bhaskara II’s well-known textbook on mathematics Lilavati. [...] Sankara Variar (c. 1500 - 1560), the first author of Kriyakramakari, was a pupil of Nilakantha Somayaji—[...]—Narayana (c. 1540-1610), the second author, was a Namputiri Brahmin belonging to the Mahishamangalam family in Puruvanagrama...

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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