Posts Tagged ‘utpata’

August 31, 2012 0

What are Rahu and Ketu?

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Rahu and Ketu are two astro-mythological terms of Vedic vintage which underwent change and expansion of meaning in 6th century CE. Contrary to many statements in print and on the internet, the Rgveda does not mention Rahu. In the Rgveda, eclipses of the Sun and the Moon take place when they are swallowed by an […]

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August 13, 2010 2

Rahu and Ketu in mythological and “astronomological” contexts

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Indian Journal of History of Science, Vol, 45, no.2, June 2010, pp. 287-297 Rajesh Kochhar Abstract Rahu and Katu were deployed as planetary deities in the sixth century CE immediately after the mathematical theory of eclipses was propounded by Aryabhata. Their literary credentials however go back to early Vedic times. Here our aim is to […]

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