The Science behind Indian (Hindu) Calendars

The Science behind Indian (Hindu) Calendars (R.K. Chopra, B.Tech. Mining Engg.)   With evolution of human specie there was a need to keep track of time and to forecast certain cyclic events upon which human survival depended. The change of seasons, onset of winter & melting of snow, onset of monsoon (rain) & occurrence of flood, migration of animals & fish, and cyclRead More…

The Wonder Land That is India

Geological history of India, earth and life The planet earth was formed about 4.54 billion years ago and life appeared on its surface within a billion years of its formation. The mass of the Earth is approximately 6 × 1024 kg composed mostly of iron (32 %), oxygen (30 %), silicon (15%), magnesium (14%), sulfur (3 %), nickel (2 %), calcium (1.5%), aluminum (1.4%) and the remaining amounts Read More…

Indian versus Western Astrology

There are some basic differences between the two systems: Sayan (Tropical) and Niryan (Sidereal) Systems: In Indian Vedic system a year is completed when earth makes one revolution of sun (Sidereal year, 365 days 6 hours 9 minutes and 9.5 seconds). So if you observe the sun against a star, you would find it at the same star after a year). Western system follows tropical (seasonal) year, aRead More…