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Nakṣatra Yoga (Donations)

Extracts from Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 64 It is ordained in the Purāṇas that almsgiving on each star or day will be rewarded with attainments. This is called Nakṣatra Yoga. The Nakṣatra Yoga of each star is as follows – Aśvayuk: Those who give horses and chariots as alms on this day, would be born again in a noble family. Bharaṇī: If lands and cows are given to Brahmins on this day, one would get…

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Vaishnava Nakshatra Devata

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Nakṣatra

Introduction The vaishnava of Jagannath worship the nakshatra devata at the time of Ratha Yatra. These devata are associated with the chariots of the three deities of the simhasana i.e. the three chariots. Other details can be learnt from the traditional writings on Jagannath Mahaprabhu. Today we take the initiative to openly introduce these 27 nakshatra devata to the vedic astrologers. You will appreciate that the devata of the chariot of Balabhadra Deva are from…

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People’s Republic of China

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) was formally proclaimed by Mao Zedong on 1 Oct 1949 at 3:00 pm in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Chairman Mao chose the new capital although Nanjing had been the capital of the former Republic of China. He brought back the old name Beijing expunging the name Beiping. This is the chart we use for modern China. Previously we had concluded that “Saturn Daśā of previous Republic chart (1943-52) brings Communism…