The History of Indian Astrology


New Delhi, India -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/04/2012 -- Indian Astrology traces its origins back to the Vedas and the Puranas. Most modern scholars pay more head to the astrological norms laid in the Vedas as compared to the Puranas, since they believe that the later primarily consists of information based on imagination and guesswork.

What Do the Puranas Consist of?

These ancient texts consist of invaluable information pertaining to a range of subjects such as medicine in the form of ayurveda, politics, religion, history, spirituality and astrology. Typically, scholars who study these texts and follow their knowledge system tend to get restricted to one or two subjects only due to the vast nature of their knowledge base and teachings. In fact, there are only a few scholars who have complete command o each one of these ancient knowledge systems and are considered to be in the position to study and delve into the science and application of Indian astrology with complete effect.

How Does the Indian Astrological System Work?

Indian astrology typically calculates time with the help of divisions known as ‘shaka’ and ‘samvat’. Depending on these calculations, calendars and panchangas have been created based on accurate time divisions. This further also elaborates how accurately history has been recorded post the era of the Mahabharata.

The Indian astrological texts move on to giving a detailed elaboration of a number of complex concepts that also overlap with astronomy. The facts and figures stated in these books are eerily accurate and elaborate how technologically and scientifically advanced our civilization has been.

Indian Astrology and Personal Life of a Native

The Indian texts have comprehensive resources of accurate astrological knowledge pertaining to a number of aspects of a person’s life. To the extent that it has even been able to accurately predict the outcome of Manglik matrimonies and other marital outcomes depending on the matching of the kundi’s and the placement of the planets at the time of birth.

Over generations, Indian families have been consulting learned astrologers about almost every major decision that is made in the household; whether it is purchasing a new home, starting a new business, and even getting married. Till date, there are families who believe in the ill-effects of Manglik Matrimony and prefer to consult a priest who would help them minimize the effects of this condition. In fact, back in the days, when kings ruled the lands of our nation, they would consult the court astrologer over a number of factors including an auspicious hour to start a battle.

In spite of the westernization of the Indian culture, there are certain aspects of our tradition and culture which are nowhere close to losing their significance. The science behind Indian astrology is developed on the basis of accurate scientific observations. If one chooses to explore it to its fullest, one can realize the unlimited possibilities it has to offer and the potential is expresses towards helping each individual make correct and ethical decisions for the benefit of oneself and the people around us.

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