From: Thomas Hockey et al. (eds.). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, Springer Reference. New York: Springer, 2007, p. 951

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Rāghavānanda Śarman

Setsuro Ikeyama

Flourishedha, Bengal, (India), 15911599

Rāghavānanda Śarman was a Brāhmaa who followed the Saurapaka school of astronomy. He composed several astronomical works in the late 16th century, including the Viśvahita, a set of astronomical tables whose epoch is 1591; the Dinacandrikā, another set of astronomical tables whose epoch is 1599; and the Sūryasiddhāntarahasya, a commentary on the Sūryasiddhānta, written in 1591. Little is known of these three works though they have been published.

Selected References

Pingree, David (1975). Rāghavānanda Śarman. In Dictionary of Scientific Biography, edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie. Vol. 11, p. 264. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

(1994). Census of the Exact Sciences in Sanskrit. Series A. Vol. 5, pp. 411a412b. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society.

Rāghavānanda Śarman (1913). Dinacandrikā, edited by Bhagavatīcaraa Smtitīrtha. Calcutta. (With Bengali commentary and translation.)

(1913). Viśvahitam, edited by Viśvambhara Jyotiārava and Śrīśacandra Jyotīratna. Bibliotheca Indica, Vol. 222. Calcutta: Asiatic Society. (Incorrectly attributed to Mathurānātha Śarman.)

(1915). Sūryasiddhāntarahasya, edited by Rajanīkānta Vidyāvinoda. Calcutta.