I don't have any idea on how Saptarṣi constellation passes from one nakshatra to another. Consider the following lines from

When the great sages of the Saptarṣi constellation pass from Maghā to Pūrvāsāḍhā, Kali will have his full strength, beginning from King Nanda and his dynasty.

[32, 2, 12, Bhāgavata Purāṇa]

It says that Nanda dynasty was started when Saptarṣi constellation passed from Maghā to Pūrvāsāḍhā.

I want to know about the frequency of the aforementioned transition. In how many years does this happen generally?

  • 2
    Nice question. You can find the answer in the Srimad Bhagavatham itself. Also almost the exact same Sanskrit verses are contained in the Vishnu Purana. See SB 12.2.26. In this the translation of 1050 is wrong it’s 1015- as done correctly in the Vishnu Purana. The Saptarshis take 100 years in each nakshatra as per SB 12.2.27-28. Magha to Purvashadha is 10 nakshatras = 10*100 years=1000. Also Kashmiri Pandits apparently use the Saptarshi calendar - don’t have reference for this. I read on Wikipedia. – Archit Nov 30 '20 at 16:28

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .