Introduction to concepts from Sangitaratnakara:
The Sanskrit text of Sangitaratnākara outlines the concepts of Prastāra, saṁkhyā,
naṣṭam and uddiṣṭam methods; pātāla; and mēru charts in a very terse
and compact manner. The commentaries in various references, too, are not easy to comprehend. These concepts
are presented in the second edition of Sri Rangaramanuja Ayyangar's book, Sangitaratnakara - A Study, in a
simplified manner that may be regarded as a creative interpretation of the text. Some tables in the original
text have been recast after computational verification and for representational clarity.
Some extracts from this work are adapted and presented on this website. Click on the links above to learn more about these concepts.