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[Zodiac in India history glossaries]

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.

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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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