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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.
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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 (+240): Rashicakra, Mithuna, Rashi, Mina, Rimpha, Bhacakra, Makara, Bhagana, Vrishcika, Pangugraha, Simha, Mrigacakra, Tribhajya, Ravisamkranti, Bradhnacakra, Rashibhoga, Tula, Hradroga, Jyotishcakra, Dvyatmaka.
Search found 39 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:
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 27 - Śrī Veṅkaṭācala Contains All the Tīrthas < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
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]
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)