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Roots of Astrology




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Roots of astrology :


The country that lies north of oceans and south of himalyas is called Bharat The Sanathan hindu Dharma have always shown to righteous path to the entire mankind for leading the life. India is known as the Vedabhoomi, the Land of Knowledge. Long before the Islamic invasions and European colonization, India has one the advanced education system.If you see the books written by Megasthenes, Xuangyang and other travellers, Megasthenes was an ancient Greek historian born in 350bce . Megasthenes was then an ambassador for Seleucid king Seleucus I Nicator and to the court of the Mauryan Emperor Chandragupta Maurya in Pataliputra He described India in his book Indica, which is now lost, but has been partially reconstructed from literary fragments found in later authors that quoted his work. Megasthenes was the first person from the Western world to leave a written description of India.


Vedic education system is divided into 6 broad categories-

  1. Shruti- “what is heard”

2. Smruti- what is remembered

3. Puranam tells us about superhumans

4. Ithihasam- this is how it happened

5. Aagmam- temple and idols construction

6. Siddhantam- Principles of subject


They cover wide sections of education like Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, geography, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Philosophy, health science, Lingustic.


Shruti- The other name of Shruti is Vedas. There are 4 vedas- Rigved, Yajurved, Saamved and Atharvaved.

Vedas- The word Veda comes from Sanskrit Vid that means knowledge. The vedas are written in Sanskrit language and composed of mantras.There are four vedas-

  1. Rigved

2. Yajurved

3. Samved

4. Atharvaved


Rigved- tells us how to worship 33 vedic gods, Nature and Universe.


Yajurved-tells us how to perform yagya(sacrifice) and rituals.


Samved- tells us about the songs and music


Atharvaved- how to lead daily life and rituals.


Every ved contains 4 important parts- Samhita, brahmanas(how rituals are performed), aranakya and Upanishad(connection between Parmeshwar, parmatma and atma, their nature. The Vedas are also divided into six Vedangas called- Shiksha, Vyakarnas, Chhandas, Niruktha, Jyotish, Kalpha.


Brahmanas- tells us about the vedic mantras.


Arankya- tells us about all the rituals


Samhita- It is the collection of vedic mantras.


Upanishad- tells about the core philosophy of vedas.


There are 108 upanishads which are divided into 4 vedas. Each Upanishad is further divided into 7 groups in each vedas-


1.Mukhya 2.Samanya, 3.Sanyas, 4.Vaishnav, 5.Shaiva,6. Shakta aur 7.Yoga.


About six Vedangas-

1. Shiksha-Phonetics(alphabets)

2.Vyakran-Grammar

3. Chhandas-Rhythm

4. Niruktha-Word meaning, creation and use

5. Jyotish -Astronomy is derived from maths topic- Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry and Calculus.

6. Kalpha-Tells us about rituals

Each ved has its corresponding upved

  1. Rigved- ayurved

2. Yajurved- dhanurved

3. Samved- gandharva

4. Atharvaved- arthashastra


Xuanzang states that India is a vast country over ninety thousand li in circuit, with seventy kingdoms, sea on three sides and snow mountains to its north. It is a land that is rich and moist, cultivation productive, vegetation luxuriant.[25] He adds that it has its own ancient customs, such as measuring its distance as "yojana", equal to forty li, but varying between thirty and sixteen depending on the source. They divide day and night into kala, and substances into various divisions, all the way to a fineness that they call indivisible and emptiness. The country has three seasons: hot, cold, rainy according to some Buddhists; while others say it is four: three months each of spring, summer, monsoon, and autumn.[25]

The kingdoms of India have numerous villages and cities. Their towns and cities have square walls, streets are winding and narrow, with shops lined along these roads. Wine is sold in shops on the side streets. Those whose profession is butchering, fishing, executioners, scavengers (people that kill living beings and deal with products derived from them) are not allowed to live inside the cities. The cities are built from bricks, while homes are either made mostly from bricks or from "wattled bamboo or wood". Cottages are thatched with straw and grass.


The residents of India clean their floor and then smear it with a preparation of cow dung, followed by decorating it with flowers, unlike Chinese homes. Their children go to school at age seven, where they begin learning a number of treatises of the five knowledges – first grammar, second technical skills which he states includes arts, mechanics, yin-yang and the calendar, third medicine, fourth being logic, and fifth field of knowledge taught is inner knowledge along with theory of cause and effect.

After further similar introduction covering the diverse aspects of the Indian culture he observed, including fashion, hair styles, preference for being barefoot, ritual washing their hands after releasing bodily waste, cleaning teeth by chewing special tree twigs, taking baths before going to their temples, worshipping in their temples, their alphabet that contains forty seven letters, the diversity of languages spoken, how harmonious and elegant they sound when they speak their languages, Xuanzang presents the various kingdoms of India.



Xuanzang includes a section on the differences between the Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhist communities. There are eighteen sects in Buddhism, according to Xuanzang. They stand against each other, debate "various viewpoints, as vehemently as crashing waves". Though they share the same goal, they study different subjects and use sharp words to argue. Each Buddhist sect has different set of rules and regulations for their monks.[26] The monks who cannot expound a single text must do the routine monastic duties (cleaning monastery and such). Those who can expound one Buddhist text flawlessly is exempt from such duties. Those who can recite two texts, get better quality rooms. Monks who can expound three Buddhist texts get attendants to serve them, while the few monks who can expound all four are provided with lay servants. Expounders of five texts have elephants for travel, while six texts entitles them to security retinue.


The heritage of Indian education system is preserved in the inscriptions of the temples, manuscripts and the guru shishya Parampara. The vedic education system is divided into 6 broad categories-

1.Shruti- “what is heard”

2.Smruti- what is remembered

3.Puranam tells us about superhumans

4.Ithihasam- this is how it happened

5.Aagmam- temple and idols construction

6.Siddhantam- Principles of subject

They cover wide sections of education like Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, geography, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Philosophy, health science, Lingustic.

Shruti- The other name of Shruti is Vedas. There are 4 vedas- Rigved, Yajurved, Saamved and Atharvaved.


Vedas- The word Veda comes from Sanskrit Vid that means knowledge. The vedas are

written in Sanskrit language and composed of mantras.There are four vedas-

Rigved

Yajurved

Samved

Atharvaved

Rigved- tells us how to worship 33 vedic gods, Nature and Universe.

Yajurved-tells us how to perform yagya(sacrifice) and rituals.

Samved- tells us about the songs and music

Atharvaved- how to lead daily life and rituals.


Every ved contains 4 important parts- Samhita, brahmanas(how rituals are performed), aranakya and Upanishad(connection between Parmeshwar, parmatma and atma, their nature. The Vedas are also divided into six Vedangas called- Shiksha, Vyakarnas, Chhandas, Niruktha, Jyotish, Kalpha.

Brahmanas- tells us about the vedic mantras.

Arankya- tells us about all the rituals.

Samhita- It is the collection of vedic mantras.


Upanishad- tells about the core philosophy of vedas.

There are 108 upanishads which are divided into 4 vedas. Each Upanishad is further divided into 7 groups in each vedas-

1.Mukhya 2.Samanya, 3.Sanyas, 4.Vaishnav, 5.Shaiva,6. Shakta aur 7.Yoga.

About six Vedangas-

1. Shiksha-Phonetics(alphabets)

2.Vyakran-Grammar

3. Chhandas-Rhythm

4. Niruktha-Word meaning, creation and use

5. Jyotish -Astronomy is derived from maths topic- Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry and Calculus.

6. Kalpha-Tells us about rituals


Each ved has its corresponding upved

Rigved- ayurved

Yajurved- dhanurved

Samved- gandharva

Atharvaved- arthashastra

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