saattvika tyaagam

Prashant Sharma psharma at BU.EDU
Tue Oct 19 16:38:18 CDT 1999

Aravind Krishna wrote:

> 'mahAsuraM ketum ahaM bhajAmi chAyagrahavaram '
> 'grahaNAdikAryakAraNaM grahApasavyasahncAriNam ' - from dikshitars navagraha
> kriti's.
> According to astrology it's very clear that Rahu & Kethu are not planets but
> just points.  The place given to Rahu & Kethu in astrology is much more
> scientific than we could imagine. They do not own any house and are not
> considered to be planets.  Movement of Rahu and Kethu are totally dependent
> on moon. They move in a reverse direction due to their nodal characteristic.
> As this is not an astrological discussion I refrain from further
> explanation.
> Interested members can browse
> to understand the significance of the 'sankalpa' that we make before
> commencing any ceremony.  This may help some to appreciate the astrological
> and astronomical knowledge of ancient Indians.

I read this document and don't quite understand how the author gets a number
for the
length of kali yuga. If you have some idea could you contact me by private
email (since this topic might not be of common interest on this list).


bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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