Who is Parāśara and What is His Relevance to Vedic Astrology?

Parāśara is one of the Mahā Ṛṣi (greatest sages), grandson and foster child of Vaśiṣṭha (one of the primordial seven sages). He is mentioned from the earliest text, Ṛg Veda (see 1.65-73). He is credited as conceiving the Viṣṇu Pūraṇa and thus ushering in the Purāṇik era. Although he conceived Viṣṇu Pūrana, it is said…

Sidereal Zodiac Signs in Rg Veda???

In response to my most recent video, someone sent me this article by G.K.GOEL of Vihar, New Delhi, asking for my comments… Zodiac signs were visualized by ancient sages in the sky, along the path of the earth around the Sun. Or is it the path of the Sun around the Earth? It’s not terribly important to…

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…