Zodiac: 1 definition
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.
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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.
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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Full-text (+430): Rashi, Makara, Rashicakra, Mithuna, Rimpha, Jyotishcakra, Vrishcika, Bhacakra, Kulira, Mina, Simha, Bhagana, Gramyarashi, Pangugraha, Dyuna, Kanya, Mesha, Kumbha, Grahamaitri, Ravisamkranti.
Search found 56 books and stories containing Zodiac; (plurals include: Zodiacs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.28.9 < [Chapter 28 - The Lord’s Pastime of Accepting Sannyāsa]
Verse 1.3.9 < [Chapter 3 - Calculation of the Lord’s Horoscope]
Verse 1.10.68 < [Chapter 10 - Marriage with Śrī Lakṣmīpriyā]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 38 - The Position of the Higher World < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 33 - The Greatness of Śivarātri Vrata < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 9 - The Regions of Celestial Damsels and of the Sun < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)