By now many must be understanding that the Nakṣatras means stars of Lunar mansion in astronomy, ( well also in astrology). We now have 27 Nakṣatras system which reduced from 28 nakshatra system from some distant past. These 27 Nakṣatras is visited by the Moon and thus we have Lunar tithis and lunar months. Out … Continue reading The Moon in Ṛgveda (Part 1)
This raangoli of Maa ShrilakkhI (bengal style) was done by me when I was in 6th standard, wayback in 80s. Baal mann. I was so curious for Her to come alive that I had lifted her foot from the lotus placed beneath her feet. Unkowingly I had contrasted the halo as the moon and the … Continue reading Agni – Soma; The Concept of the Sun and the Moon in Saṃvatsara
Agastya and MahendragiriImplication of Astronomy on geographySCQASituation ; We come across many "Tirthas" on the Indian peninsula which is attributed to many Hindu deities and divinities. But we also have tirthas of Rishis like Vasiṣṭhatīrtha and Agastyatīrtha from the list of sacred place. Since we are going to talk about Agatsya and Mt. Mahendra from … Continue reading Agastya and Mahendragiri- How Ramayana’s evidence of 12209 BCE solves the coinage of the word “Vindhya” of Vindhya-Parvata-(Epoch 38000 BCE)
107 already had been hovering upon my mind for a long time when I had come across RV mantra 10.097.001. I had briefly discussed and speculated that the mantra could mean Mrigashisha nakshatra experiencing three seasons in one of my blogs . But I was open to some other interpretation of this mantra. The numbers … Continue reading 107, 108 or 109?
Vyāghra, i.e., "Tiger" has nothing to do with the coining of word of Vyāghrapādvāsiṣṭhaḥ of ṚgVeda. Rgvedic people had not then encountered tigers and thus we do not find Vyāghraḥ as a singular noun in the entire ṚgVeda...
Where do we fit Ṛgvedic Flora and Fauna in timescale There can always be a debate that all the materialistic things, plants, animals, flora and fauna, geography, rivers, asura- devas, manushya, different tribes or panchajanaaH within "a tribe", Rishis, Rishikaas, the Arsha language, chanda, drying of vedic Saraswati, every mentioned things in Ṛgveda can fit … Continue reading The Majestic Lions, and Curious Case of Absence of Tigers, in Ṛg-veda; What do these suggests…
Why inclination towards Indology studies Being an Indian its becomes our birthright to access our scriptures and all of us Indians boast of our civilization's great antiquity. But do we realize how much we have read across? What I realized in these years is that we have been independent civilians since 15th August 1947, yet … Continue reading ” Tale of Three Cities- Kurukshetra, Avanti and Lanka” and “The Agastya Code”; The Initial Inquiry
There are myriad problems in understanding of the luni-solar calendar. Interestingly, there are myriad problems to understand just solar calendar which was in vogue during Vedic -- Brāhmaṇa times. We understand that Brāhmaṇas are ritualistic books and extension of vedas. To understand the timeline of these text we need to see the internal evidence of … Continue reading 1000 year long problem of assuming Saṃvatsara beginning, Ayana and Madhu-Mādhava Month Names
Stories stories stories... Our Indian scriptures are full of stories, but why?...only for morales? In my opinion, the answer is "no". These stories erupt out of nowhere in the mid of some past event, elaborations on self, etc., in the Indian texts. Today's story is about Trikakuda which means three peaked mountains ridges and are … Continue reading Trikakuda (त्रिककुद)- A Memory of Yamuna’s Split and Its Feeding to Saraswati
Apart from Ṛgveda and Rāmāyaṇa, Agastya has yet another connection to the place called Rohitānka, which was later found a synonymical to Kurukṣetra in Ikṣvāku connection. Rohatak near Kurukṣetra has still conserved the name. Rohitānka appears in Suryasiddhanta which is an astronomy text and probably named after king Rohita of Ikṣvāku lineage. Later we find … Continue reading Curious Case of Absence of Agastya in Vedāṅga Jyotiṣa