[Advaita-l] Interesting info on Krishnaashtami day.

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Aug 9 22:07:32 CDT 2012

On Fri, 10 Aug 2012, Bhaskar YR wrote:

> what about veda & vedAnga  jyOtisha  then??  can stree & non-dvija 'study'
> it and recite the maNtra-s in vaidika prayOga-s??  A clarification with
> authentic quotes would be appreciated.

The Vedanga jyotisha of Lagadhacharya is obsolete and not studied by 
anyone except for the introductory half-shloka pa~nchasaMvatsaraM 
yugAdhyakShaM prajApatiM which is recited in the daily brahmayajna or 
during ShravaNi.  Jyotisha is based on the siddhantas which are actually 
mostly Yavana in origin!

What does jyotisha have to do with vaidika mantras?  Or are you talking 
the various navagraha vidhis which are based on tantras are they not?

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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