Written works of Indian astronomy

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The written work of Indian astronomers is vast. There are at least 100,000 surviving written texts from the history. [1]

The works can be classified as follows:

Category Description
Siddhāntas Covers fundamentals, computes time from the Kalpa or Yuga
Karaṇas Practical computation of planet motion, computes time from a recent epoch
Koṣṭhakas or Sāraṇis Planetary tables. Helpful for astrology and almanacs. Also, timing of yogas, nakṣatras, and tithis. Also, eclipse tables. [2]

List of major works

This is a table of some of the major works of the Indian astronomers. It is sortable by clicking on the small box next to Title or Author. [3]


Author Title
Āryabhaṭa I Āryabhaṭīya
Āryabhaṭasiddhānta
Varāhamihira Pañcasiddhāntikā
Bṛhatsaṃhitā
Bhāskara I Mahābhāskarīya
Laghubhāskariya
Āryabhaṭiya-bhāsya
Brahmagupta Brahmasphuṭasiddhānta
Khaṇḍakhādyaka
Haridatta Grahacāranibandhana
Devācārya Karaṇaratna
Lalla Śisyadhīvṛddhidatantra
Govindasvāmin Mahābhāskarīya-bhāsya
Śaṅkaranārāyaṇa Laghbuhāskarīya-vivaraṇa
Prḍhūdakasvāmin Brahmasiddhānta-Vāsanābhāsya
Khaṇḍakhādyaka-vivaraṇa
Vaṭeśvara Vaṭeśvarasiddhānta
Muñjāla Laghumānasa
Śrīpati Siddhāntaśekhara
Āryabhaṭa II Mahāsiddhānta
Bhaṭṭotpala Khaṇḍakhādyaka-vyākhyā
Bṛhatsaṃhitāvyākhyā
Vijayanandin Karaṇatilaka
Someśvara Āryabhaṭiya-vyākhyā
Śatānanda Bhāsvatī
Bhāskara II Siddhāntaśiromaṇi with Vāsanābhāsya
Karaṇakutūhala
Mallikārjuna Sūri Sūryasiddhānta-vyākhyā
Sūryadevayajvan Āryabhaṭīya-Prakāśikā
Laghumānasa-vyākhyā
Caṇḍeśvara Sūryasiddhānta-bhāsya
Āmarāja Khaṇḍakhādyaka-Vāsanābhāsya
Makkibhaṭṭa Gaṇtiabhūṣaṇa
Mādhava of Saṅgamagrāma Sphuṭacandrāpti
Agaṇitagrahacāra
Veṇvāroha
Madanapāla Vāsanārṇava on the Sūryasiddhānta
Viddaṇa Vārṣikatantra
Paramveśvara Dṛggaṇita
Goladipikā
Grahaṇamaṇḍana
Grahaṇanyāyadipikā
Candracchāyāgaṇita
Āryabhaṭīya-vyākhyā Bhaṭadīpikā
Mahābhāskarīya-vyākhya
Laghubhāskarīya-vyākhyā
Sūryasiddhānta-vyākhyā
Mahābhāskarīya-bhāsya-vyākhyā
Yallaya Āryabhaṭiya-vyākhyā
Jyotiṣadarpaṇa
Laghumānasa-kalpataru
Kalpavalli on the Sūryasiddhānta
Rāmakṛṣṇa Ārādhya Sūryasiddhānta-subodhini
Cakradhara Yantracintāmaṇi
Nilakaṇṭha Somayāji Jyotirmīmāṃsā
Golasāra
Candracchāyāgaṇita
Siddhāntadarpaṇa
Tantrasaṅgraha
Āryabhāṭīya-bhāsya
Jyeṣṭhadeva Yuktibhāṣā
Dṛkkaraṇa
Śaṅkara Vāriyar Karaṇasāra
Tantrasaṅgraha-Yuktidīpikā
Bhūdhara Sūryasiddhānta-vivaraṇa
Tammayajvan Grahaṇādhikāra
Sūryasiddhānta-Kāmadogdhrī
Gaṇeśa Daivajña Grahalāghava
Tithi-cintāmaṇi
Pratodayantra
Siddhāntaśiromaṇi-vyākhyā
Acyuta Piṣāraṭi Karañottama
Sphuṭanirṇaya with Vivaraṇa
Uparāgakriyākrama
Rāśigolasphuṭānīti
Rāma Rāmavinoda
Viśvanātha Grahaṇārthaprakāśikā
Karaṇakutūhala-Udāharaṇa
Grahalāghavaṭīkā
Caṇḍidāsa Karaṇakutūhala-ṭikā
Putumana Somayāji Karaṇapaddhati
Pañcabodha
Nyāyaratna
Nityānanda Siddhāntarāja
Siddhāndasindhu
Maharājā Sawai Jayasiṃha Yantrarājaracanā
Jayavinodasārañī
Jagannātha Samrāṭ Samrāṭsiddhānta
Śaṅkaravarman Sadratnamāla

References

  1. Template:Refia, p. xxvi
  2. A History of Indian Literature by David Pingree, Volume 4, Jyotiḥśāstra, Astral and Mathematical Literature, published, Otto Harrazzowitz, Wiesbaden, 1981, pg 42-46, as cited in Template:Iaref, pg. xxx
  3. Template:Ref-indian-astronomy, p. xxvii-xxix