Surya-siddhanta, aka: Sūrya-siddhānta, Suryasiddhanta, Sūryasiddhānta; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sūrya-siddhānta is by far the most widely used Sanskrit text on astronomy. It has been held in great esteem in India. Its opening verses say that an incarnation of the sun taught it to the great asura named Maya at the end of the last kṛta-yuga, or age of perfection. According to the information given in its first chapter on the lengths of the yugas and how many of these ages have passed in this kalpa or world-period, this would have been more than two million years ago. If so, the Sūrya-siddhānta has undergone a lot of change since then. Based solely on what can be seen in the last 1,500 years, material has been deleted from it, material has been added to it, and its arrangement has frequently been altered.

Source: The Book of Dzyan: The Sūrya-siddhānta and the Pañcasiddhāntikā

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Sūryasiddhānta (सूर्यसिद्धान्त).—a celebrated astronomical work (supposed to have been revealed by the god Sun).

Derivable forms: sūryasiddhāntaḥ (सूर्यसिद्धान्तः).

Sūryasiddhānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sūrya and siddhānta (सिद्धान्त).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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