In India today, the science of astronomy is called khagola-shastra, which translates literally as "system of the sphere of stars" (kha = stars, gola = sphere, shastra = system). The famous astronomical observatory at the University of Nalanda is also called Khagola. This is where the great 5th century Indian astronomer Aryabhata studied and extended the subject. Only Brahmagupta, more than a century later, rivaled him in stature on the subcontinent.
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