Damodara

Vatasseri Damodara Nambudiri was an astronomer-mathematician of the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics who flourished during the fifteenth century CE. He was a son of Vatasseri Paramesvara (1360–1425) who developed the drigganita system of astronomical computations. The family home of Paramesvara was Vatasseri (sometimes called Vatasreni) in the village of Alattur, in Kerala.[1]

Damodara was a teacher of Nilakantha Somayaji. As a teacher he initiated Nilakantha into the science of astronomy and taught him the basic principles in mathematical computations.[2]

References

  1. ^ J J O'Connor and E F Robertson (November 2000). "Paramesvara". School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, Scotland. http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Biographies/Paramesvara.html. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ K.V. Sarma. "Tantrsamgraha with translation". Indian Journal of History of Science. http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/rawdataupload/upload/insa/INSA_2/20005a5d_s1.pdf. 

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