Astrology History : Indian (Vedic) Astrology History
Why Indian (Vedic) Astrology
Indian (Vedic) astrology, is very ancient astrological system, somewhere around 5000 years old by conservative approach considerably better from the western system. Indian astrology is also known as Jyotisa, a word has derived from the Sanskrit “JYOTIS” which means light or heavenly body. According to Indian (Vedic) Astrology system, events of life of every person is based on the position of planets at his / her date, time and place of birth. This system generates a very different birth chart as compared to the western astrology system.
Origin of Indian (Vedic) Astrology
The documented history of Indian Astrology(Jyotisa) starts with the interaction of Indian and Hellenistic cultures in the Indo-Greek period. However it is beleived Jyotisa was already there and was in practice in undocumented form.
Authenticity Of Indian (Vedic) Astrology
It is believed Indian astrology is one of the oldest system of astrology in the world. It is highly authentic and its forecasts are believed to be the most accurate. Because of it’s accuracy, it is one of the widely used system of astrology across the world. If the date, time and place of birth are accurate and birth chart is analyzed deeply, it can even predict day to day activity of a person.
Remedies – This is the most mysterious and complicated part of Indian Astrology with earliest references coming from the Vedas, making the first literature available even before the first known text on Indian Astrology was discovered.
The Astrological Remedies can Broadly be broken up in three parts :
a) Mantra - It is the recitation of a particular sound repeatedly to overcome the problems set forth by the planet which responds to that particular sound. The basis of mind in its objective and structural aspect is the power inherent in different combinations of sounds. How consciousness differentiates into different states of mind is an interesting question and is impossible to know in the real sense until we can raise our consciousness to the level where this differentiation takes place and the manner in which it is brought about. Each root word generates a sound that activates a different centre in the human body that correlates to the particular planet.
b) Tantra – At times when the Mantra does not work because of difficult malefic position of planets in a horoscope in that case Tantric sound patterns work like surgery and clears most of the hurdles.
c) Yantra – This is a Mystic diagram often put up as a plaque. Some Yantra are a part of Tantra practice since Yantra is one of the cardinal principles of Tantra. This practise is followed when a particular remedy has to be practised over a long period of time and the querist is unable to perform other remedial measures due to ill-health, lack of time or distance.