Why is Jyotisha or Astrology considered to be the "Eye of the Vedas"?

Has this phrase come from any of the vedic scriptures? or when was it first used?

I got to know about this phrase from lots of articles from astrological sites (for example) and one can google the phrase "Jyotish eye of the veda" & its commonly used as such.

  • In Rig Vedic point of view, I don't think there was such a opinion inserted therein, as it contains spiritual aspects only.. However, Yajurveda and Atharva Veda May contain as they discuss about physical sacrifice. – srimannarayana k v Dec 6 '19 at 12:51
  • However, mention of astronomy related issues can be found in Rig Veda – srimannarayana k v Dec 6 '19 at 13:11
  • may be they mean to say "light of veda" because the root word of Jyotish is Jyoti meaning light. – yashC Dec 25 '19 at 5:44

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