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The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana

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Title:The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana


Author:Richard L. Thompson

Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers

Publish Year:2016

Edition:Reprint Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Vedas/ Puranas | Mysticism


Remarks:B&W Photographs, Maps, Tables, Appendices, Glossary, Bibliography and Index.


Size:146 x 226 mm


Price:USD 11.15

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  • From the flat earth to the sun`s chariot traditional spiritual texts seem wedded to outmoded cosmologies that show, at best, the scientific limitations of their authors. The Bhagavata Purana, one of the classical scriptures of Hinduism, seems, at first glance, to be no exception. However, a closer examination of this text reveals unexpected depths of knowledge in ancient cosmology. This shows that the cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana is a sophisticated system, with multiple levels of meaning that encode at least four different astronomical, geographical, and spiritual world models.

    Richard L. Thompson

    Richard L. Thompson was born in Binghamton, New York, in 1947. In 1974 he received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University, where he specialized in probability theory and statistical mechanics. He has done scientific research in quantum physics, mathematical biology, and remote sensing. He has extensively investigated ancient Indian astronomy, cosmology and spirituality and has developed multimedia expositions on these topics.
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