Indian Astrology : Orgin and History

Indian astrology is the oldest system of astrology in the world differs considerably from the western system and Chinese astrology. Indian astrology uses the actual constellations of stars, position of planets and Sun as seen in the sky at the time of individual’s birth. Indian ancient astrology system gives a completely different chart as compare to the one used by western astrologers.

It is noble and a natural science that dates back to 3000 BC. Ancient astrology is found in the part of Atharva Veda in the form of ‘Mahopanishat’ or ‘Jyothishmati’. As per Indian astrology every event in our life is based on position of celestial bodies at time, date and place of birth.

Indian Astrology also differs considerably from the Chinese horoscope, which is based on the year of birth and believes that the year of birth indicates a certain phase or aspect of sixty year circle of time. Therefore you may find yourself born in the year of dog, horse or rat or even a dragon. Hence, people who are born in a particular animal year share certain common traits just like people born in common zodiac do.

Vedic astrology shows the understanding of life, the journey of the spirit from past to present life, effects of karma on present life, doshas and remedies and many more. Indian astrology believes that it is the supreme power who is handling everything and that supreme power decides the birth time of the individual according to the past karma so that he or she can have the life in which they are best suited.

Origin of Indian Astrology

Indian astrology is very ancient and regarded as the oldest system of astrology known to mankind. As per the estimates from Puranic Time and the Archaeological Record, the Indian ancient astrology has the age of about 5000 BC. History of Astrology has its root in the Vedas of Hindu that are the oldest scriptures in the world.

The Vedas has six supplements also known as Vedangas or the limbs of the vedas. Jyotish Vedanga–Vedic astronomy and astrology on which the Indian ancient astrology is based is one of these.

Ancient sages like Vashistha, Bhrgu, and Garga were the masters of astrology and made many predictions that were true. Then before the beginning of Kali Yug (present time around 3102 BC) sage Parasara wrote the astrology text called Brhad Parasara Hora Sastra. He also taught it to his disciple sage Maitreya and so on.

In this way the Indian astrology made a long journey. Then Indian astrology from India traveled to Persian, then to Babylonians. From this civilization to Greeks, Romans and Egyptians.

Indian Ancient Astrology has six branches. 

1. Gola: Positional astronomy
2. Ganita: Mathematical calculations to find Gola
3. Jataka: Natal astrology
4. Prasna: Answering question based on the time it is asked
5. Muhurta: Auspicious time to start anything
6. Nimitta: Omens and portents

With the help of Indian Astrology the actual traits of an individual, marital compatibility and the future, based on the position of planets at the time and place of birth can be defined.

Authenticity Of Indian Astrology

Indian astrology is believed tt be the oldest system of astrology in the world. It is highly authentic and its predictions are believed to be the most accurate. Being based on the actual constellations of stars, this is the most widely used system of astrology across the world.

Indian astrology believes Sun as the basic of life which is true as we cannot imagine life without Sun. Force of intelligence and spirituality is defined by the Sun as per Indian astrology vedas.

The fertility cycles is governed by moon and it rules the emotional nature of individual. Spiritual practices, like Yoga, prayer and meditation are also the part of Indian astrology that help us to remove any kind of doshas because of bad karmas. Vedic Indian astrology truly let the soul meet its final destination that is God by leading a spiritual and right life.


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