On Stone Inscriptions from Bāgalakoṭe and Śivamogga Districts of Karnāṭaka
Stone inscriptions have been found to provide useful, astronomically significant data. New epigraphical volumes have been published in recent years, with revisions on previous interpretations of inscriptions along with unpublished ones. The first of the two cases presented here is of an inscription mentioning a total solar eclipse. The second case is of an inscription describing a ‘planetary conjunction’, which also is a rare find.
Espenak and Meeus (2006) and Stellarium software have been used to verify and visually present the data. The authors gratefully acknowledge Professors Mitsuru Sôma and Kiyotaka Tanikawa for their insight and invaluable discussions regarding dates of historical solar eclipses.
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