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kepler



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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:40 am    Post subject: Nakshatras and babylonian calendar Reply with quote

Good evening,

I recently found an article that speaks about an ancient relationship between the nakshatras and the babylon calendar.

It says that previously to Ashvini being considered the first nakshatra (associated with Aries), Krittica was the first, and it was aligned exactly with 0 Taurus (not sure if tropical or sidereal 0 Taurus).

Does anyone knows about this issue, or any mention in ancient writings? And if yes in what writings/sources? Or is it just plain extrapolation? Doesn't seem so, though...

Any help would be apreciated.

Kind regards,

Kepler
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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kepler wrote:
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I recently found an article that speaks about an ancient relationship between the nakshatras and the babylon calendar.

Can you please give a link to that article? If it's not online, who is the author and where and when was it published?

Thanks,
Therese
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Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Krittika was the first nakshatra in vedanga jyotisha period and Aswini during varahamihira's period.

VARAHAMIHIRA, indian astrologer par excellence and the father of indian astrology, DROPPED KRITTIKA AND SELECTED ASWINI AS THE STARTING ASTERISM FOR ARIES.

Krittika coincided with vernal equinoctial point (VEP) in vedanga jyotisha period and aswini coincided with VEP during varahamihira's period. VEP is the point from which the tropical longitudes of planets are measured.

Please search the internet for
1) Varahamihira's Brihat Samhita and Panchasiddhantika
2)The Arctic Home in The Vedas by Gopalakrishna Gokhale,
3) Orion by Bala Gangadhar Tilak
4) Manimekalai - Tamil literature


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