Zodiac; 1 Definition(s)

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Zodiac means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geogprahy

The Hindus believe that the twelve signs of the zodiac represent twelve planets in the solar system. These planets are centres of consciousness inthe mighty cosmic deity or intelligence, going by the name ‘kalapurusha’. In fact, the planets are said to be his head, face, breast, belly, navel, abdomen, genitals, teeth, eyes, knees, ankles and feet.

Source: archive.org: South Indian Festivities
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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