Astrology and Astronomy (Jyotiṣa)

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Abstract

The article deals mainly with the history of astrology and astral divination in South Asia and, to some extent, with the development of astronomy and calendaric systems in the same region. Fundamental concepts of Indian astrology and their relations to other religious doctrines are discussed in some detail, while variant traditions are touched on, along with the influence of medieval Perso-Arabic teachings and encounters with western modernity.

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  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism
EditorsKnut Jacobsen
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-17893-9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)