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Which is the first Hindu scripture that mentions about zodiac signs?

The following are the names of zodiac signs Mesha (Aries), Vrushabha (Taurus), Mithuna (Gemini), Karkat (Cancer), Simha (Leo), Kanya (Virgo), Tula (Libra), Vrushchika (Scorpio), Dhanu (Sagittarius), ...
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According to Hindu scripture where is the center of universe?

Center of universe is Dhruv nakshatra (Pole Star) with simshumaradhi as antaryami.. that is why it stays in the same place. it wont appear to move even though every thing else around it move. Please ...
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Is there any mentions in scriptures about the usage of gemstones in astrology and their relationships with the navgrahas?

In vedic astrology the usage of precious gemstones is common practice to resolve issues in a person's life related to the navgrahas. However,which scriptures mention the relationships of those ...
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Is there life on the other 8 planets according to Hindu scripture?

Is there life on the other 8 planets according to Hindu scripture? I know there's life on the Sun (Suryaloka) and the Moon (Chandraloka).
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How is being born on Nag Panchami beneficial?

I was born on Nag Panchami. Being a Narcissist, I wanted to know the advantages one gets if born in Nag Panchami. What do the scriptures or astrology maintain on this?
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What are all astrological information about sun?

What are all astrological information about sun? I want to know all residing deities like i have heard that indra,agni and shiva are. The opposite planets,opposite zodiacs its greatness and all other ...
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Is the Star of Bethlehem mentioned in Hindu scripture? [closed]

I was watching a BBC program The Real Star of Bethlehem: A Christmas Special recently that tried to solve the mystery surrounding the Star of Bethlehem. The show concluded the "star" was most likely a ...
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Why called Navagraha?

Navagraha (nine graha) include the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. But interestingly, the Sun is not a planet and it is a star, Moon (astronomical body),Rahu (...
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Is there any scriptural basis for this astrologer's claims that the character of a woman depends on the timing of her first menstruation?

I was watching a YouTube video recently where the speaker said that one astrologer in his pañcāṅga (almanac) claimed that a woman's character and what the woman goes on to become in her later life ...
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References of Sage Lagadh in scriptures and/or oral tradition

Sage Lagadh is the author of Vedang Jyotish, which dates back to atleast 1400 BCE. I wanted to know where all, has he been mentioned in other scriptures of Sanatan Dharm and oral history.
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Why are Budha and Shukra friends?

In jyotisha, Budha and Shukra are best friends. What is the story and reason behind it?
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Reasons of enmity between planets?

Surya-Shani: Shani was not obedient to His father Surya, moreover Shani was son of Chaayaa, so Surya Deva did not like Him. Rahu,Ketu-Surya,Chandra: Surya and Shashi told Narayan that the demon is ...
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Is astrology even true? If it is true, then how these Grahas called Devata become dumb bodies of Moon, Star Sun, Mars etc [closed]

Man is reaching Moon, satellites reached Saturn and Mangal. If these heavenly bodies are Devatas, Chandra and Surya being ''Vedic Deva''. Then how was Chandra Deva not able to stop or even react when ...
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Are the planets of our solar system ( like Brihaspati, Shukra, Chandra etc) Devas or the abodes of the respective Devas?

We all know that Brihaspati is Teacher of Devas. Shukracharya is also teacher of Daityas. Mangal Deva etc. Are also Deva. So are the planets and sun moon just their abodes or is Surya Deva really a ...
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Is there any planetary arrangement described for end of the world in Hindu scriptures?

Is there any planetary arrangement described for the end of the world in Hindu scriptures? If yes then please describe.
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How do almanacs predict future natural calamities?

Almanacs are a mathematical tool for calculating thithis, stars, yogams and karnams. Apart from these a one year prediction is also given for example - this year there will be more rain eg. In the ...
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Is Gana Kuta authentic as per texts?

Gana Kuta has three classifications: deva manushya rakshasa Which Hindu text says about it and what does it imply? Suppose a human belongs to deva gana, is he superior to the other two ganas? ...
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Agastya's Palm Leaf Astrology

Many Palm leaf Astrology centers exist in south India. It is said that Agastya has written astrological predictions in palm leaf. If that is so only one set of palm leaf should exist. But so many are ...
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How Horoscopes (Jataka) are written?

How do astrologers writes a Horoscope of new born child? Can they be accurate in determining one's life partner or destiny?
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Do any Hindu scriptures explain the science behind the astrology? [closed]

Somehow I am not challenging Astrology & I am amazed how some people are able to predict your nature & your future so accurately just by your time of birth & place of birth. I already met ...
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How to find one's Istha Devata from his horoscope?

One such method found here is given by Rishi Parasara & is as follows: Atma Karaka is the planet that has the highest longitude in one’s natal Chart. Atma Karaka in Navamsa is called the “...
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राशि(zodiac sign) of Krishna and Rama

In Hinduism, there is considerable importance to राशि or Zodiac sign. In earlier times, it was common to check the zodiac sign of marrying girl and boy to see if the marriage can be decided. It was ...
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Auspicious date for Griha Pravesh - before Holi or after Holi?

We are buying a new house and planning for a Griha Pravesh pooja on 2nd march, but we are getting conflicting opinions from friends and families. Some people say that we should do it after Holi, and ...