Jagannātha, the famous Guru of Savāī Jai Singh, hailed originally from Maharāśtra. His father was Ganeśa, and grandfather, Viṭṭhala. At the suggestion of Jai Singh, Jagannātha studied Arabic and Persian and became proficient in both. He translated works on astronomy and mathematics from Arabic into Sanskrit. His major work, Samrāṭ Siddhānta or Siddhāntasārakaustubha, is based on Ṭūsī’s version of the Almagest of Ptolemy; the first 13 chapters of Samrāṭ Siddhānta run parallel to the 13 books of the Almagest. Jagannātha also translated Euclid’s Elements into Sanskrit in 1719, and the latter work is called Rekhāgaṇita. He compiled a glossary of technical terms in Sanskrit and composed a work on instrumentation called Yantraprakāra. Jagannātha was himself an observer and regarded observations as the pramāṇa, or deciding factor, whenever there were discrepancies between theory and observation. He admired Ulugh Begand the advances in...
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