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A Possible AD552 Comet Sighting in Japan and Its Parallels with Cometary Phenomena Associated with the Sarasvati River of Ancient India

Juhl, RA and Iyengar, RN (2006) A Possible AD552 Comet Sighting in Japan and Its Parallels with Cometary Phenomena Associated with the Sarasvati River of Ancient India. In: Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 41 (8-Supp).

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Abstract

The Enoshima Engi (EE) was written in AD1047 by the Japanese monk Kokei. The narrative mentions spectacular phenomena that took place in the early summer of AD552, including dark clouds covering the sea, earthquakes, the appearance of a bright goddess (Benzaiten/Sarasvati) above the clouds, boulders falling from the sky, lightning-bolts, rocks and sand spurting up from the sea, flames on the water, the emergence of an island, and the descent of the goddess onto the island. In 2003 Juhl translated and studied parts of the EE [1].

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The University of Arizona.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 May 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14075

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