Astrology | Miscellanea
(1) In 2300 BC 2 Chinese astrologers were beheaded by the emperor for not forecasting Solar Eclipse. Chinese astrologers could have learnt the art of predicting eclipses from India. The failure to do so shows, therefore, that the precise methods of predicting eclipses were not available even in India at least by 2300 BC. Chinese astrologers came to know about what caused the eclipses only by 20 BC. By 8 BC they knew that solar eclipses recurred every 135 months. It was only after 206 AD that the Chinese astrologers were able to predict eclipses with some degree of accuracy. The situation could not have been different in India too. It is unlikely that the ancient astrologers in India (before 200 AD) were able to record eclipses with any degree of accuracy unless such events had been actually witnessed.
(2) Varaah Mihir predicted the King's son death so accurately that in spite of the warning of punishment, in case his prediction went wrong, he stuck to his prediction.
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Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 03/22/2013