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dc.contributor.authorKameswara Rao, N-
dc.contributor.authorThakur, Priya-
dc.contributor.authorMallinathpur, Y-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 211-220en
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dc.description.abstractThe stone alignment ‘Nilurallu' at Murardoddi is a megalithic monument containing standing stones of 12 to 16 feet high that are arranged somewhat in a squarish pattern. This is one of the stone alignments listed by Allchin (1956) as a non-sepulchal array that might have some astronomical connotations. This impressive stone alignment seems to be similar to that at Vibhuthihalli, that was studied earlier, but constructed with much larger stones. The observations conducted by us show that the rows of stones are aligned to the directions of sunrise (and sunset) on calendrically-important events, like equinoxes and solstices. In contrast to Vibhuthihalli, the shadows of stones provide a means of measuring shorter intervals of time.en
dc.publisherCentre for Astronomy, James Cook Universityen
dc.rights© Centre for Astronomy at James Cook Universityen
dc.subjectObservational astronomyen
dc.subjectMegalithic astronomyen
dc.subjectStone alignmentsen
dc.titleThe astronomical significance of ‘Nilurallu’, the megalithic stone alignment at Murardoddi In Aandhra Pradesh, Indiaen
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