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Do you know how the Hindu calendar functions?

Most calendars are determined according to the position of the Earth in its revolution around the sun or the position of the sun in the celestial sphere and this calendar is the solar or in modern parlance the Gregorian calendar. The lunar calendar is based on lunar phases. The lunar …

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Role of the Navagrahas or Nine Planets

The navagrahas form the basis of ancient Hindu astronomy. They consist of nine celestial bodies. There are seven from the solar system namely the Surya or the sun, Chandra or the moon, Mangal or Mars, Budha or Mercury, Brihaspati or Jupiter, Shukra or Venus and Shani or Saturn. These seven …

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