Varuna’s Makara & Ancient Equinoxes

Varuṇa’s carrier is the fearsome sea-monster called a Makara (“Capricorn”). This, of course, is due to his lordship over the deep seas. But there is something else, extremely interesting here. Varuṇa’s connection with Makara suggests that the ancient positions of solstices and equinoxes may have influenced the concepts of which gods dwell in which stars,…

God of the Star Named Vishakha

There is confusion among modern astrologers regarding the god empowering Viśākhā. The name of this god is Indrāgñi, and most people seem to think that it refers to two different gods: Indra (god of rain) and Agñi (god of fire). However this is not the case. Indrāgñi is the name of a single being noted…