Articles on Vedic Astrology

Shaktis of the Nakshatras

Jul 18,19

Each Nakshatra has its particular power or Shakti. These are also the powers of the Devatas or the deities that …

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Vedic Astrology as a Way of Self-knowledge

Apr 12,19

Vedic Astrology and Self-knowledge   Vedic astrology or Jyotish  is an integral part of all Vedic teachings as it is …

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Wishes Granted through Each of the 27 Nakshatras or Lunar Mansions

Jun 13,18

  This is one of several articles by David Frawley on the Vedas, Vedic Astrology and the Nakshatras. It reflects …

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Astrology as a Spiritual Science

Oct 13,16

From the Classic Text “Astrology of the Seers” by Dr. David Frawley Astrology should be a spiritual science. Our birth …

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Vedic Origins of the Zodiac: The Hymns of Dirghatamas in the Rig Veda

Jun 13,12

Some scholars have claimed that the Babylonians invented the zodiac of 360 degrees around 700 BCE, perhaps even earlier. Many claim that India received the knowledge of the zodiac from Babylonia or even later from Greece. However, as old as the Rig Veda, the oldest Vedic text, there are clear references to a chakra or wheel of 360 spokes placed in the sky. The number 360 and its related numbers like 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 108, 432 and 720 occur commonly in Vedic symbolism. It is in the hymns of the great Rishi Dirghatamas (RV I.140 - 164) that we have the clearest such references.

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The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac and the Vedic Fire Ritual

Jun 13,12

The following article proposes a Vedic rationale for the nature and sequence of the twelve signs of the zodiac. It shows how the zodiac could have been invented as a form of Vedic sacrifice (Yajna) following the Vedic view of the Gods, the worlds and the elements. While the complete logic may not be worked out, enough has been revealed to show the probable main aspects of the system. Using this model many secrets of the zodiac are uncovered.

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Nakshatras and Upanakshatras

Jun 13,12

Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) The Vedas show a division of the zodiac into 27 Nakshatras or lunar mansions. …

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The Milky Way and the Cosmic Soma

Jun 13,12

By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Soma and the Orientation of the Zodiac The key to the meaning of the …

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Special Planetary Mantras, Name and Shakti Mantras

Jun 13,12

The following is one of several articles by David Frawley on Vedic and Tantric Mantras and their applications. The following …

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Secrets of the Yugas or World-Ages

Jun 13,12

The following article by David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is adapted from Astrology of the Seers, by David Frawley – …

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