Zodiac; 1 Definition(s)
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
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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Search found 29 books and stories containing Zodiac. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 16 - On the motion of the planets < [Book 8]
Chapter 17 - On the Dhruva Maṇḍalam < [Book 8]
Chapter 15 - On the motion of the Sun < [Book 8]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 22 - The Orbits of the Planets < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
Chapter 21 - The Movements of the Sun < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
Chapter 12 - Birth of Emperor Pariksit < [Canto I - The Creation]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 12 - The narrative of Śiva’s holy centres and temples < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Chapter 26 - The greatness of Tryambakeśvara < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 15 - Qualification, time and place for devayajña, etc. < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Parables of Rama (by Swami Rama Tirtha)
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)