From: Thomas Hockey et al. (eds.). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, Springer Reference. New York: Springer, 2007, p. 745

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Mathurānātha Śarman

Setsuro Ikeyama

FlourishedBengal, (India), 1609

Mathurānātha Śarman composed the Ravisiddhāntamańjarī or Sūryasiddhāntamańjarī, an astronomical treatise consisting of four chapters and tables, in 1609. This work uses parameters belonging to the Saurapaka, one of the traditional schools of astronomy in India. The tables are for calculating the longitudes of the planets; there are also parallax tables for computing solar eclipses. He may have composed two other works, the Pańcagaratna and the Praśnaratnākura or Samayāmta.

Selected References

Mathurānātha śarman (1911). Ravisiddhāntamańjarī. Bibliotheca Indica, no. 198, edited by Viśvambhara Jyotisārnava. Calcutta: Asiatic Society.

Pingree, David (1973). Sanskrit Astronomical Tables in England. Madras: Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, pp. 128–134.

——— (1974). “Mathurānātha Śarman.” In Dictionary of Scientific Biography, edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie, Vol. 9, p. 175. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

——— Census of the Exact Sciences in Sanskrit (1981 and 1994). Series A. Vol. 4: 349a; Vol. 5: 274b. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society.

——— (1981). Jyotihśāstra. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz.