Synopsis: Hindu units of time Panchangam Thithi – How to calculate the thithi Vasara Karana Yoga Nakshatra, masa and ritu Samvatsara – 60 year Jupiter[…]Read more
Author: Parnika EZine
Indian Astronomy: Part 1 We start this new series on Indian Astronomy. In this article, we introduce the basic concepts of Astronomy.
Indian timekeeping is based on distant celestial bodies and is inseparable from astronomy. The positions of these celestial bodies, as observed from the earth, follow periodic patterns. Patterns means mathematics. So timekeeping is essentially astronomical mathematics, where the exact positions and trajectories of celestial bodies are mathematically calculated and used to reckon time on earth.Read more
Synopsis: Prana and nadi The three swara Swara Yoga -Swara and thithi -Swara and rashi chakra The breath, space and time At the very beginning[…]Read more
Synopsis: Tropical and sidereal zodiac Ayanamsha Reckoning of the day Reckoning of the year Reckoning of the month – Month based on lunar cycle –[…]Read more
Mahabharata : Vana Parva Part 3 Read the story of Nala Damayanti as narrated by Rishi Brihadaswa to Yudhisthira in the Vana Parva of the Mahabharata.
The story of Nala and Damayanthi Once, a rishi called Brihadaswa visits them. Brihadaswa is an expert in the game of dice. He says, “Do[…]Read more
In life, we meet people as though by “coincidence” or by “accident”. But if we look deeply, there is no such thing as an accident[…]Read more
Himalayas…the land of mystics and yogis, the fountainhead of spirituality, the emblem of love, peace, hope and all the good things that can be, the[…]Read more
Spending a week in the Himalayas, visiting places of historic (I say historic, as I was convinced it is not mythical after WITNESSING the facts)[…]Read more
Siddhar Charithiram : Agasthiyar Maha Rishi Agasthya Munivar is hailed as the first of Siddhas. It is such a blessing that we delve into Siddha Agasthya Muni’s charithiram. Many references to Siddha Agasthya Muni can be found in the Puranas where it is extolled that Maharshi Agastya and Maharshi Vashishta are born from Mitra and Varuna
This is an ongoing series on the Siddhar Paramabarai of India. Siddha refers to perfected masters who have achieved a high degree of physical as[…]Read more
Prakriti Darshana : The Lifestyle of Bharata The people of Bharata revered and worshipped the rivers, mountains, plants, animals and Bhumidevi as expressions of Mother Divine. They consciously aligned their lifestyles in a way as to cause little or no harm to beings around them. Maintaining the balance of life was always the core of our culture, and this balance is true sustainability.
The people of Bharata revered and worshipped the rivers, mountains, plants, animals and Bhumidevi as expressions of Mother Divine. They consciously aligned their lifestyles in a way as to cause little or no harm to beings around them. Maintaining the balance of life was always the core of our culture, and this balance is true sustainability.Read more