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The Vedic System of Calculating the Ascendant

The Vedic System of Calculating the Ascendant

| November 1, 1997

The most important point in the construction of a horoscope is the Ascendant. The ascendant is the point of cutting of the ecliptic by the eastern horizon of a place. The earth spinning on its axis in a linear movement takes 24 hours to complete one rotation. But what exactly is the duration of a […]

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How to Create and Use Vedic Sundial

How to Create and Use Vedic Sundial

| September 1, 1997

This article explores the ingenuity of ancient Vedic scholars in extracting the vast astronomical information with the help of very simple instruments. Here we propose to explain the method of erecting a ‘Vedic Sundial’ as described in the Narada Purana (II.50.125-131), believed to be one of the ancient classics compiled around 1700 BC, and the […]

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The Basic Concepts of Astronomy Relevant to Astrology

The Basic Concepts of Astronomy Relevant to Astrology

| January 1, 1997

The Branches of Vedic Astrology Jyotish is considered to be one of the Vedangas (part of Vedas) propounded by lord Brahma by the scientific study of which human beings can accomplish virtue. Jyotish shastra or the science of Vedic astrology, is a compilation of 4,00,000 verses (vide Narada Purana, II.50.2). Vedic astrology has mainly three […]

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