|23-Jyotish in Ved-1|
See also Kalp and Yug in Ved; Vaidik Timeline
The belief that stars and planets have a bearing on human lives is an
ancient belief existing in all cultures of the world. Ved mention
Archaa Jyotish, Yaajur Jyotish and Atharv Jyotish which deal with
auspicious moments for Vaidik sacrifices etc. Phal Jyothish was
post-Vaidik. Yajur Jyotish, 4 says
Vedaang Jyotish is an Indian text on Jyotish redacted by Lagadh. It is dated during the last centuries of BC. Soorya Siddhaant considers Lagadh's period 900 years BC. It describes the rules of motion of the Sun and the Moon. The Vedaang Jyotish is available in two rescensions : one of 36 verses associated with the Rig Ved and another of 45 verses associated with the Yajur Ved. There are 29 verses in common.
Vedaang Jyotish says that in 1400 BC we had no Makar Sankraanti.
Earth and Sun in Ved
The human beings should protect the Earth revolving very fast like a deer, by observing and following the eternal laws of social, moral and physical order ordained by God and described as Rit in the Ved. Such brave people who observe and follow these Rit (Cosmic laws of Nature) help in the preservation of Earth (RV 5-75-11).
--Ved mention distance between the Sun and the Earth as 108 times of Sun's diameter.
It is the Sun which upholds the Earth. The Earth rotates very fast all the time owing to Sunís gravitational force and it makes the Earth stable (Rig Ved, 1.103.2).
Dwaadashaaram Na Hi Tanjaraaya Vavarti Chakram Pari Dyaamritasya
Rig Ved as well as Atharv Ved Sages were fully aware of Adhik Maas
Rig Ved Mantra - 1.25.8 :
Maas, Tithi, Nakshatra
Vaar (Weekdays) :
Yaagyavalkya Smriti says -
Yug in Ved
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 04/03/13