01 September 2009

The Holy Science

The introduction in the book "The Holy Science" by Sri Sri Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri Maharaj itself has enough power to shake India into its foundations.

Before I give my reasons, I should first point out to small but very critical typographical errors in this book.

In page 14 of the introduction, the line should read as follows, "From 11,502 B.C., when the Autumnal Equinox..." And NOT as printed.

In page 20 of the introduction, the line should read as follows, "...the Vernal Equinox at spring in the year 1893." And NOT as printed.

Now, my reasons...

Vedic Astrology depends on the "Ayanamsha". Until the ayanamsha is given nobody can fix the date of any event or know the horoscope of a person.

Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri's Ayanamsha is 00°00'00" on Vernal Equinox {March Equinox} of 0499. [ Assumed to be 22 Mar. 0499 Julian Calendar ]

Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri's Ayanamsha is 20°54'36" on Vernal Equinox {March Equinox} of 1893. [ Assumed to be 22 Mar. 1893 Gregorian Calendar ]

Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri's Ayanamsha Deviation per year is 00°00'54".

Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri is the only Vedic astrologer who mentioned the most sensible year of occurance in reference to the events mentioned in The Mahabharata. He gave the two most critical details; the ayanamsha and the year of the starting of Kali Yuga, and I -using nothing more than common sense and a willingness to verify what Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri has said- was able to fix the rest of the dates quite effortlessly.

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Sri Krishna was born on 26 Jul. -769 00:00:00 {Around Midnight}.

Remember -769 is not equal to 769 BC.

The planetary positions are as follows...

Lagna is Rohini
Sun is in Magha
Moon is in Rohini
Mars is in Mrigashira
Mercury is in Magha
Jupiter is in Anuradha
Venus is in Purva Phalguni
Saturn is in Rohini
Rahu is in Rohini
Ketu is in Jyeshta

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05 Dec. -744 -- Lunar Eclipse. Three Eclipses within thirty days.
20 Dec. -744 -- Solar Eclipse.
04 Jan. -743 -- Lunar Eclipse.

Planetary Positions on 20 Dec. -744 -- Solar Eclipse.

There is a definite reference to this date though I cannot ascertain the incident connected to it. This date obviously has something to do with “The Uttarayana”. Winter Solstice {December Solstice}. If it is not the date on which the Pandavas were banished then it is probably the date on which Princess Uttara was born. The day probably explains her name.

Sun is in Uttara Ashada
Moon is in Uttara Ashada
Mars is in Anuradha
Mercury is in Purva Ashada
Jupiter is in Sravana
Venus is in Uttara Ashada
Saturn is in Uttara Bhadrapada
Rahu is in Uttara Ashada
Ketu is in Pushya

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The details of The Kurukshetra War...

21 Feb. -729 -- Sri Krishna fixes the date for fighting. Sri Krishna was 39 Years old.
28 Feb. -729 -- Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse -- First Day
09 Mar. -729 -- Bhishma Falls -- Tenth Day
14 Mar. -729 -- Solar Eclipse -- Fifteenth day
17 Mar. -729 -- War Ends -- Eighteenth Day
22 Mar. -729 -- On Vernal Equinox... Bhishma Dies. { This is "Thirteenth day" from the Fall of Bhishma. This day also happens to be Shukla Ashtami. }
13 Apr. -729 -- Planet pile up at or near Krittika Nakshatra.

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Planetary Positions on 28 Feb. -729

Sun is in Revati
Moon is in Hasta
Mars is in Bharani
Mercury is in Purva Bhadrapada
Jupiter is in Revati
Venus is in Purva Bhadrapada
Saturn is in Hasta { Retrograde }
Rahu is in Aswini
Ketu is in Chitra

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The details of the Solar Eclipse before the Dwaraka Tsunami; an incident which occured 26 years after the war.

03 Oct. -703 -- Lunar Eclipse
19 Oct. -703 -- Solar Eclipse

Planetary Positions on 03 Oct. -703

Sun is in Visakha
Moon is in Aswini
Mars is in Magha
Mercury is in Anuradha { Retrograde }
Jupiter is in Pushya
Venus is in Jyeshta
Saturn is in Purva Phalguni
Rahu is in Visakha
Ketu is in Krittika

Planetary Positions on 19 Oct. -703

Sun is in Anuradha
Moon is in Visakha
Mars is in Purva Phalguni
Mercury is in Visakha { Retrograde }
Jupiter is in Pushya { Retrograde }
Venus is in Jyeshta { Retrograde }
Saturn is in Purva Phalguni
Rahu is in Visakha
Ketu is in Krittika

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And Sri Krishna died on 15 Feb -702. At the age of 66 Years. One year before Kali Yuga started.

05 Mar. -701 -- Solar Eclipse almost on "The First Point Of Aries". {Fourth Pada of Revati.}
22 Mar. -701 -- Descending Kali Yuga starts

I gave the planetary positions of four incidents; The Birth of Sri Krishna, The Solar Eclipse on December Solstice, The First Day of Kurukshetra War and The Solar Eclipse before the Tsunami at Dwaraka. Vedic astrologers who try to fix the date of the Kurukshetra War do so by taking the lines in the Bhishma Parva of The Mahabharata. What we read in the Bhishma Parva are the jumbled up positions of the planets of all the four incidents that I mentioned. THEY ARE NOT ENTIRELY THE PLANETARY POSITIONS AT THE TIME OF WAR.

What Swami Sri Yukeswar Giri gave us is NOT a breakthrough in vedic Astrology. He is the only Vedic Astrologer who probably did a little to restore Vedic Astrology to its pristine glory. May be he would have suggested many more modifications had the Hindus been more receptive to what he had to say instead of throwing stones at him. Indians, especially the Hindus should give an apology to Swami Sri Yukteswar like the Vatican's apology to Galileo Galilei.

What follows now is for Vedic Astrologers :-

Though the listing of the zodiac signs start with Aries. The actual listing of nakshatras start with Krittika. AND THE WHOLE OF KRITTIKA NAKSHATRA IS IN TAURUS. OR IN OTHER WORDS THE FOURTH PADA OF REVATI IS IN ARIES. REVATI DOES NOT END WITH PISCES.

For example... After using Yukteswar Ayanamsha if the planet Mars is in Aries in the First Pada of Krittika. And if the zodiac is moved in a counterclockwise direction by One Pada, ( 3°20'00" ). THEN MARS WILL STILL BE IN KRITTIKA FIRST PADA BUT IN TAURUS. This 3°20'00" MUST NOT be added to the ayanamsha. After the horoscope is cast using Yukteswar Ayanamsha (Chart Style "South Indian Regular") you should manually move the zodiac in the counter clockwise direction by 3°20'00". I cannot be clearer than this.

And it is high time the government of India started using Swami Sri Yukteswar's Ayanamsha for fixing their holidays.

And for fixing the dates of the incidents in The Mahabharata I used the FREEWARE Vedic Astrology Software Jagannatha Hora v.7.33. { I cross checked the eclipses from NASA Web-Site. } This program is not giving an ayanamsha of 00°00'00" on 22 Mar. 499 even after selecting "Yukteswar Ayanamsha". I used this program for the simple reason that it's FREE. I hope P.V.R. Narasimha Rao the author of Jagannatha Hora corrects it.

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