What is Astrology ?

What is Astrology?

Astrology is the application of the language of celestial bodies. These heavenly bodies, based on science and maths, are mapped in the shape of a horoscope. Astrologers in India believe that their precise places on a horoscope signify happenings in the event of people, of multitudes and geographic areas.

Whether the Sun, the Moon, the planets and the stars influence the terrestrial phenomena, or they indicate such happenings by their respective dispositions, is irrelevant. The most important thing to us is that variants in planetary positions determine variations in the events around the world. The correlations are just too powerful to be thrown aside by the critics of astrology. Best astrologer in India is someone who analyses these events with a scientific eye.

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Three Different Branches of Astrology

The three branches of Astrology are Ganitha, Samhita and Hora. Now let us understand what each one of these branches means to an ordinary person. Vedicology conducts regular training programs on different branches of astrology. Best astrologer in Chennai conducts these programs. Our team consists of the best astrologers in India. Follow this link to know more about our team.

What is Ganitha Branch of Astrology?

Ganita branch deals with pure mathematics on the Astronomical basis of astrology. It describes in great detail about how to figure the position of the planets and many other calculations which Vedic Astrology relies on. The most famous scripture in the Ganita branch is the Surya Siddhanta, a Sanskrit manuscript on Indian Astronomy written during the ancient 4th or 5th century CE. The text has been mentioned and extensively quoted in a 6th-century CE text from Varahamihira. You can get in touch with us for a training program on Ganitha branch of astrology. One of the best astrologer in Chennai conducts these programs.


Surya Siddhanta: The Wonder Book of Indian Astronomy


Can you ever imagine the supernatural powers of our ancient rishis?

The Surya Siddhanta is the name of a Sanskrit treatise in Indian astronomy from the late 4th-century or early 5th-century CE. Surya Siddhanta explains rules to compute the moves of different planets and the moon relative to several constellations, diameters of different planets and calculates the orbits of various astronomical bodies. The text maintains, based on Markanday and Srivatsava, the earth is a spherical form. Indian scriptures on astronomy cover a significant length of time. These can be categorised as ancient (many thousands of years old), to the moderately ancient (one thousand years old or so), to the most recent (a few hundred years old).

Surya Siddhanta is an ancient book by this classification, and the exact author is yet unknown. You could request for youtube videos by the best astrologer in Chennai on Surya Siddhanta.

1. Calculations on earth and moon

Surya Siddhanta calculates earth’s diameter to be 8,000 miles (contemporary: 7,928 miles ), the diameter of moon as 2,400 miles (modern ~2,160) along with also the distance between earth and moon to become 258,000 miles (modern ~238,000). According to the best astrologer in India, this text remains a miracle to contemporary scientists to date.

2. The average length of the tropical and sidereal year

Surya Siddhanta calculates the average length of the tropical year as 365.2421756 days, which is only 1.4 seconds shorter than the modern value of 365.2421904 days.

According to Surya Siddhanta, the average length of the sidereal year [the actual length of the earth’s revolution around the Sun] as 365.2563627 days, which is virtually the same as the modern value of 365.25636305 days.

3. The diameter of Mercury and Saturn

According to Surya Siddhanta, the estimate for the diameter of Mercury is 3,008 miles, an error of less than 1% from the currently accepted diameter of 3,032 miles.

Surya Siddhanta estimated. The diameter of Saturn as 73,882 miles, which has an error of less than 1% from the currently accepted diameter of 74,580.

The Surya Siddhanta, therefore, is among the many astronomy-related Hindu texts which represent an efficient system that created accurate forecasts and is applicable in its content till date.

What is the Samhita Branch of Astrology?

Samhita branch of Vedic astrology deals with the broader aspects of understanding ourselves. It utilizes omens and observations in the environment to draw conclusions. Analysis of dreams or fantasies, sudden sounds, the appearance of animals or birds, movement of the planets, twitching of muscles, etc. are examples.

Brihat Samhita is encyclopedic that explains the above in great detail. You can get in touch with us for a training program on Ganitha branch of astrology. One of the best astrologer in Chennai conducts these programs.

Brihat Samhita – Important book on the Samhita branch of Astrology

Although the book Brihat Samhita is mostly about divination, it also comes with a vast assortment of topics aside from prophecy. It covers wide-ranging issues of individual interest, such as astronomy, planetary motions and eclipses. Brihat Samhita also refers to rain, clouds, structure, growth of plants, manufacture of cologne, matrimony, national relations, stone, pearls, and rituals.

Brihat Samhita also covers gemology in detail. The scripture presents and explains the gem evaluation standard found in the Garuda Purana and elaborates about the holy Nine gems from the same text. Best astrologer in India states that Brihat Samhita is one of the best books ever written on both divination and scientific astrological factors.

What is Hora branch of Astrology?

The Hora branch deals with the real interpretations and predictions of the horoscope. The book Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra is about that.

The Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra is the most authentic book on natal astrology. The text was made by Sage Parashara, father of Vedavyasa who had been the compiler of epic Mahabharata for the advantage of Kaliyuga. Vedicology conducts training programs on the various Hora branches of astrology. One of the best astrologer in Chennai conducts these programs.

The popular branches of Hora are:

1 . Jātaka Shāstra / Hora Shāstra (Natal astrology or horoscopy): Predictions according to individual horoscope.
2. Muhurta or Muhurtha (Electional astrology): Choices of most beneficial/auspicious time to commence an action} to acquire maximum fruition from daily life activities.
3. Swara Shāstra (Phonetical astrology): Individual Predictions based on names and sounds|sounds.
4. Prashna (Horary astrology): Predictions based on the exact time when a query is asked by querent/querist.
5. Ankajyotish (Numerology): A branch of astrology based on universal number system of Chaldean or Kabala.
6. Nadi Astrology: An early treatise having detailed forecasts for individual people.

7. Tajika Shāstra or Varsha Phal (Annual Horoscopy): Astrology based on yearly solar returns

Interesting Read on Different Branches of Hora

More branches of Hora:-

8. Jaimini Sutras: A non-conventional procedure of timing of events employed by Indian astrologer Acharya Jaimini.

9. Nastajātakam (Lost Horoscopy): Art of tracing or casting lost or missing} horoscopes.
10. Streejātaka (female astrology): A specialized branch of astrology only dealing with feminine nativities.
11. Graha Samudriki (Astro-Palmistry): Palm reading or studying the palm as a horoscope.
12. Hasta Rekha or Samudrika Shāstra (Palmistry): Based on palm reading and not treating the palm as a horoscope.
13. Padatala Shāstra (Plantarology): Based on the reading of lines, signs and specific marks on the sole
14. Shakuna Shāstra (Omens): Predictions based on omens, signs, warnings, and portents.

15. Swapna Vidya:
Interpretation of dreams.
16. Kapala Vidya (Phrenology): Predictions based on the study of the shape and size of the cranium as a supposed indication of character and mental abilities of the person.
17. Ākriti Vidya (Physiognomy): Based on structure and arrangement of signs, marks and moles on the body
18. Kerala Jyotisha: Predictions based on querist reply or answer regarding the name and colour of a flower or touching a part of the human body.

19. Remedial Astrology: Different modes of Propitiation of planets according to planetary positions in nativity, transits, Elections and for religious functions or purposes.

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