Brahmagupta Archive

Newton’s Rediscovery of Gravity!!

Shloka-Akrsta saktisca mahi taya yat svastham guru svabhimukham svasaktya I Akrsyate tatpatativa bhati same samantat kva patatviyam khe II Meaning- The attracting (gravitational) force (is) the earth. That (earth) with that gravitational force of hers attracts towards herself the large objects in the sky. It seems as though she is falling. In space, with matching forces where will she (earth) fall. Source: Siddhanta- siromanih, Bhuvankosha 6, Bhaskarah II (1150 AD) Shloka- Tatha prthivyamabhimanini ya devata prasiddha saisa purusasya   Apanavrttimavastabhyakrsya vasikrtyadha evapakarsenanugraham   Kurvati vartata ityarthah II   Anyatha hi sariram gurutvat patet savakase vodgacchet II Meaning : Similarly, the deity that is