We've covered Indian astronomy a few different times before here at STBYM, specifically in discussing the giant Jantar Mantar sundial and the convergence of Hinduism and astronomy in the consideration of eclipse -- you'll find that last one explored in both blog and podcast forms. Today's Cosmic Canvas post returns to this fascinating topic: Behold an 18th century illustration from Western India depicting the planetary bodies and the distances between them. You'll notice Saturn, Mars, Jupiter and other planets along with the suns and moon.
The illustration comes from an 18th century version of The Sangrahanisutra, a cosmological Sanskrit text composed in 1136 by Shrichandra Muni. It features ideas about the structure of the universe derived from Jainism [source: Victoria and Albert Museum].