Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What is Vedic? What is Vedic Astrology?

What is Vedic?

The “Vedic” is from “veda”, the Sanskrit word, which means “pure knowledge” and refers to the ancient literature of India.

The Vedas were not composed by humans, but were instead awared by the ancient rishis directly from their revered Creator, Lord Brahma.

The oral tradition was eventually transcribed into four collections: Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Atharva

Veda, and Yajur Veda. The earliest of these books is the Rig Veda, which was compiled by 1200 BCE.

The Rig Veda is included astral deities and the Naksatra (Lunar constellations).

The Atharva Veda is the first mention of astrology as it is now recognized.

The Atharva Veda has been transcribed by 500 BCE.

What is Vedic Astrology?

Vedic astrology called “Jyotish” in Sanskrit is an event forecasting and analysis technique developed in the Vedic culture of ancient India.

Jyotish means “science of light” and is the knowledge that explains human’s connection to the cosmos.

The most ancient book of Vedic Astrology was Lagadha’s Vedanga Jyotisha. Vedanga means “a limb of the Veda.” Vedanga was the name given to six areas of science which deals with different areas of Vedic knowledge.

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