Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Ratna Pradipika of Maharsi Bharadvaja- An Ancient Sanskrit Text on Gemstones
Displaying 560 of 4523         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Ratna Pradipika of Maharsi Bharadvaja- An Ancient Sanskrit Text on Gemstones
Pages from the book
Ratna Pradipika of Maharsi Bharadvaja- An Ancient Sanskrit Text on Gemstones
Look Inside the Book
Description
About the Book

India from ancient times was the treasure of high level knowledge. We find the lots of branches of science from very beginning. High level philosophy, medicine and surgery, mathematics and architecture are few examples.

In this continuation we find a very wonderful text like Vimanasastra. Ratnapradipika is one of the some very important books related to Vimana-sastra. This was written by Sage Bharadvaja of ancient times. But it was almost unavailable. We find only one sutra of this text. Its commentator Bodhananda gives very useful information about this very important text. Bodhananda made the commentaries of Vimanasastra and Ansubodhini also. All these three texts were written by Sage Bharadvaja. Now these all are found incomplete and same with their commentaries. This Ratnapradipika was about the gems. This was written in sutra form of ancient Indian writing style.

Ratnapradipika was unavailable till Pt. Subraya Shastri revealed it again. He got it by divine revelation from his 'preceptor belonging to Himalaya.

The remaining commentary of Ratnapradipika informs that there were at least seventeen chapters before which are lost but it is hard to find the total number of chapters.

Current Ratnapradipika has two parts, both parts deals with the descriptions of making artificial diamonds.

Here in the first part is a very interesting topic about the formation of a machine which was used for making diamonds. This had seven supporting machines like grinder and electric hammer etc. Seeing the antiquity of the book description about the use of electric power is pretty amazing.

With the details of such matter the book will be very interesting for the readers and indologists, particularly concerned with the study of ancient Indian science & technology.

 

About the Author

Dr. Umesh Kumar Singh obtained his doctorate in Sanskrit from Delhi University and has worked as a Research Associate (2009-12) for the Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA. His earlier education has been from Delhi University (M.Phil.), Banaras Hindu University (M.A.) and Allahabad Universities (B.A.). Dr. Singh has been awarded JRF & SRF from the UGC by National Eligibility Test (NET) twice (June 2002 & June 2003). Dr. Singh has worked as a Linguist (2009-10) in a Sanskrit-Hindi Machine Translation (SHMT) project and later as a Project Manager (2013-14) in Indian Languages Corpora Initiative (ILCI) sponsored by the Dept. of IT (Govt. of India) at Special Centre of Sanskrit Studies, JNU.

Dr. Singh has expertise in various fields of Sanskrit Studies like Vedic Literature, Ayurveda, Scientific Sanskrit Literature and Computational Sanskrit.

He has worked as a Co-editor in Samkhayana Samhita Publication Project run by Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratishthan, Ujjain which is a milestone like work in the field of Vedic Studies.

Dr. Singh has edited and published 8 books and many papers related to the field of Sanskrit and Ancient Indian Sciences.

Currently he is publishing an online journal of Sanskrit Studies named by Nikasa since 20 12.

 

Foreword

The growing interest in the study of ancient Indian knowledge has brought to light the lost knowledge, in one sense, to the fore front and has taken a new dimension of its vastness, richness and the scientific caliber. The present manuscript Ratnapradeepika is such an attempt to bring forth the knowledge base traditional Indian knowledge system, once very rich and advanced in dealing with the gemology. It not only elaborates the core science of gemology, but also describes the scope of this knowledge system. Interestingly, while classifying the types of diamonds the classification has been given a common societal touch for explanation.

Surprisingly enough, it touches the modern science of Solid state physics in such a simple way, so that even a layman can make some sense out of it. It talks of the clay, the mud, the coral the stone the minerals and even the formulaic bases for manufacturing the diamonds.

This Indian knowledge system needs to be discovered and brought to light to the levels of scientific treasures which have remained ignored for the millenniums.

 



Sample Pages





Ratna Pradipika of Maharsi Bharadvaja- An Ancient Sanskrit Text on Gemstones

Item Code:
NAI426
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2014
ISBN:
9788171104840
Language:
Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Size:
9 inch X 6 inch
Pages:
76
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 250 gms
Price:
$10.00
Discounted:
$8.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$2.00 (20%)
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Ratna Pradipika of Maharsi Bharadvaja- An Ancient Sanskrit Text on Gemstones

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 2728 times since 7th Jan, 2017
About the Book

India from ancient times was the treasure of high level knowledge. We find the lots of branches of science from very beginning. High level philosophy, medicine and surgery, mathematics and architecture are few examples.

In this continuation we find a very wonderful text like Vimanasastra. Ratnapradipika is one of the some very important books related to Vimana-sastra. This was written by Sage Bharadvaja of ancient times. But it was almost unavailable. We find only one sutra of this text. Its commentator Bodhananda gives very useful information about this very important text. Bodhananda made the commentaries of Vimanasastra and Ansubodhini also. All these three texts were written by Sage Bharadvaja. Now these all are found incomplete and same with their commentaries. This Ratnapradipika was about the gems. This was written in sutra form of ancient Indian writing style.

Ratnapradipika was unavailable till Pt. Subraya Shastri revealed it again. He got it by divine revelation from his 'preceptor belonging to Himalaya.

The remaining commentary of Ratnapradipika informs that there were at least seventeen chapters before which are lost but it is hard to find the total number of chapters.

Current Ratnapradipika has two parts, both parts deals with the descriptions of making artificial diamonds.

Here in the first part is a very interesting topic about the formation of a machine which was used for making diamonds. This had seven supporting machines like grinder and electric hammer etc. Seeing the antiquity of the book description about the use of electric power is pretty amazing.

With the details of such matter the book will be very interesting for the readers and indologists, particularly concerned with the study of ancient Indian science & technology.

 

About the Author

Dr. Umesh Kumar Singh obtained his doctorate in Sanskrit from Delhi University and has worked as a Research Associate (2009-12) for the Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA. His earlier education has been from Delhi University (M.Phil.), Banaras Hindu University (M.A.) and Allahabad Universities (B.A.). Dr. Singh has been awarded JRF & SRF from the UGC by National Eligibility Test (NET) twice (June 2002 & June 2003). Dr. Singh has worked as a Linguist (2009-10) in a Sanskrit-Hindi Machine Translation (SHMT) project and later as a Project Manager (2013-14) in Indian Languages Corpora Initiative (ILCI) sponsored by the Dept. of IT (Govt. of India) at Special Centre of Sanskrit Studies, JNU.

Dr. Singh has expertise in various fields of Sanskrit Studies like Vedic Literature, Ayurveda, Scientific Sanskrit Literature and Computational Sanskrit.

He has worked as a Co-editor in Samkhayana Samhita Publication Project run by Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratishthan, Ujjain which is a milestone like work in the field of Vedic Studies.

Dr. Singh has edited and published 8 books and many papers related to the field of Sanskrit and Ancient Indian Sciences.

Currently he is publishing an online journal of Sanskrit Studies named by Nikasa since 20 12.

 

Foreword

The growing interest in the study of ancient Indian knowledge has brought to light the lost knowledge, in one sense, to the fore front and has taken a new dimension of its vastness, richness and the scientific caliber. The present manuscript Ratnapradeepika is such an attempt to bring forth the knowledge base traditional Indian knowledge system, once very rich and advanced in dealing with the gemology. It not only elaborates the core science of gemology, but also describes the scope of this knowledge system. Interestingly, while classifying the types of diamonds the classification has been given a common societal touch for explanation.

Surprisingly enough, it touches the modern science of Solid state physics in such a simple way, so that even a layman can make some sense out of it. It talks of the clay, the mud, the coral the stone the minerals and even the formulaic bases for manufacturing the diamonds.

This Indian knowledge system needs to be discovered and brought to light to the levels of scientific treasures which have remained ignored for the millenniums.

 



Sample Pages





Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Chandragupta Maurya: A Gem of Indian History
Item Code: IDD100
$24.50$19.60
You save: $4.90 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Minerals and Metals In Ancient India (In Two Volumes)
by Arun Kumar Biswas
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDD223
$105.00$84.00
You save: $21.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Minerals and Metals in Pre-Modern India
by Arun Kumar Biswas
Hardcover (Edition: 2001)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDD224
$40.00$32.00
You save: $8.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Science and Technology in India Through the Ages
Item Code: NAB788
$60.00$48.00
You save: $12.00 (20%)
SOLD
The First Spring : The Golden Age of India
by Abraham Early
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAE962
$40.00$32.00
You save: $8.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bharat Ratnas
by D P Sabharwal
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDK984
$27.50$22.00
You save: $5.50 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Art and Craft Workshops Under the Mughals (A Study of Jaipur Karkhanas)
by Sumbul Halim Khan
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Primus Books
Item Code: NAM034
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Rise of The Maratha Power
Item Code: NAD377
$20.00$16.00
You save: $4.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology 2 vols.
Item Code: IAB79
$105.00$84.00
You save: $21.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Metal Technology of Sirpur
Item Code: NAN908
$65.00$52.00
You save: $13.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Cross-Cutting South Asian Studies (An Interdisciplinary Approach)
Item Code: NAN413
$40.00$32.00
You save: $8.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Original Sanskrit Works of Modern Scholars from Karnataka State
Item Code: NAM784
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Yellapragada SubbaRow: A Life in Quest of Panacea (An Album in Words and Pictures)
by Raji Narasimhan
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Vigyan Prasar
Item Code: NAL666
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I have been buying from Exotic India for years and am always pleased and excited to receive my packages. Thanks for the quality products.
Delia, USA
As ever, brilliant price and service.
Howard, UK.
The best and fastest service worldwide - I am in Australia and I put in a big order of books (14 items) on a Wednesday; it was sent on Friday and arrived at my doorstep early on Monday morning - amazing! All very securely packed in a very strong cardboard box. I have bought several times from Exotic India and the service is always exceptionally good. THANK YOU and NAMASTE!
Charles (Rudra)
I just wanted to say that this is I think my 3rd (big) order from you, and the last two times I received immaculate service, the books arrived well and it has been a very pleasant experience. Just wanted to say thanks for your efficient service.
Shantala, Belgium
Thank you so much EXOTIC INDIA for the wonderfull packaging!! I received my order today and it was gift wrapped with so much love and taste in a beautiful golden gift wrap and everything was neat and beautifully packed. Also my order came very fast... i am impressed! Besides selling fantastic items, you provide an exceptional customer service and i will surely purchase again from you! I am very glad and happy :) Thank you, Salma
Salma, Canada.
Artwork received today. Very pleased both with the product quality and speed of delivery. Many thanks for your help.
Carl, UK.
I wanted to let you know how happy we are with our framed pieces of Shree Durga and Shree Kali. Thank you and thank your framers for us. By the way, this month we offered a Puja and Yagna to the Ardhanarishwara murti we purchased from you last November. The Brahmin priest, Shree Vivek Godbol, who was visiting LA preformed the rites. He really loved our murti and thought it very paka. I am so happy to have found your site , it is very paka and trustworthy. Plus such great packing and quick shipping. Thanks for your service Vipin, it is a pleasure.
Gina, USA
My marble statue of Durga arrived today in perfect condition, it's such a beautiful statue. Thanks again for giving me a discount on it, I'm always very pleased with the items I order from you. You always have the best quality items.
Charles, Tennessee
Jay Shree Krishna Shrimud Bhagavatam Mahapurana in Sanskrat Parayana is very very thankful to you we are so gratefully to your seva
Mrs. Darbar, UK.
Its a very efficient website and questions queries are responded promptly. very reliable website. Thank you.
Kailash, Australia.
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India