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Palani Temple Pillar has Surya Yantra
Recently renovated pillar in the Palani temple, Tamil Nadu has an inscription with 9 squares. This is Surya (Sun) Yantra but not Sudoku game. Each square has non repeating numbers which total to 15 (horizontally, ventically and diagonally). Archaeologists discovered …

Meaning & Significance of Maha Shivaratri
Maha Shivaratri is an annual festival dedicated to the god Siva and is celebrated mainly at midnight. Siva Purana, Skanda Purana, Linga Purana and Padma Purana narrate stories about how on this day, Siva drank poisonous negativity to protect the …

Vaikunta Ekadasi, Fasting & Avoiding Grains
Vaikunta Ekadasi is the Sukla paksha Ekadasi that occurs during the Dhanur month (when Sun transits Sagittarius or Dhanus Rasi) according to the Vedic Panchangam (Almanac). This corresponds to mid December – mid January in English calendar. Margasirsha sukla paksha …

Planets Dimensions, Distances & Effects in Bhagavatam
Bhagavata Purana, composed around 1800 BCE describes in detail, Stars, planets in our solar system, Sun, their dimensions, distances between them, climatic and karmic effects of their movement. sa eṣa bhagavān ādi-puruṣa eva sākṣān nārāyaṇo lokānāṁ svastaya ātmānaṁ trayīmayaṁ karma-viśuddhi-nimittaṁ …

Emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain Actual Dates from Astrology & Puranas
Emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain (city originally named as Ambavati) lived during 101 BCE – 19 CE based Jyotirvidabharana of Kalisada, Jyotishaphala Ratnamala of Krishna Misra, history of Nepal, Kashmir, Stapatha Brahmana, Bhavishya Purana. This king is considered legend, while he …

Yogas & Muhurtas for Travel described in Garuda Purana
In Garuda Purana, Vishnu reveals to Siva, Yogas & Muhurtas, good or bad lunar and week days as per Vedic Astrology when travel should be avoided or undertaken for better prospects. Lord Vishnu told Shiva : ‘Various Yoginis (goddesses) …

Eclipses scientifically explained in Rig Veda
There are many myths across many cultures about how eclipses occur. In Rigveda (5-40-5 to 9), seer Atri explained scientifically why eclipse occurs. Puranas have described the story of Rahu, Ketu (North Node and South Node of Moon) in a …

Inti Raymi, Sankranti of South America
Inti Raymi (‘Festival of the Sun‘) used to be a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti (Sun), one of the most venerated deities in Inca religion. It was the celebration of the …