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Time and Astronomy in the Bhagavatam: Dr.Sivananda Murthy (Sadguru)


Dhruva is the name of the Pole Star. It means The Firm.

The following points have been noted from a KEYNOTE ADDRESS, titled, Creation of Time as per Srimad Bhagavatam by Dr.K. Sivananda Murty, Anandavanam, Bheemunipatnam.

“Dhruva is granted by Vishnu a permanent deathless place far above the great bear (Saptarshis). The place is described as Dhruvamandala meaning a fixed point identified as the Pole Star. Vishnu describes this point as the one around which the seven rishis (Saptarshis or the Great Bear) circumambulate in a period of 2600 years while the stars or the Ecliptic completes one revolution around that place in a period of 26000 years. Vishnu assures him that his place remains unaffected even when the three worlds below i. e. Bhuh, Bhuvah and Suvah are destroyed.”

In the same episode of Dhruva, it is said that Dhruva married one Bhrami, the daughter of Prajapati Simsumara and he had two sons from her named Kalpa and Vatsara, the aeon3 and the year. These names are evidently indicating heavenly phenomena. Dhruva, the fixed point of the Pole Star weds Bhrami, the principle of motion. This is the result of his position with reference to Simsumara, the Ecliptic. This wedlock or the juxtaposition of the Pole point with the Ecliptic results in a relative periodic motion. The periods of time involved are the year and the aeon. This indicates the stabilization of the Pole Star with a fixed distance Northward from the Ecliptic. The Sun’s travel on the Ecliptic is the aeon while the earth’s revolution round the Sun is one year. Earlier the person Dhruva was ordained to stay at the Polar Point for 26000 years when the Taramandala and the Grahamandala complete one pradakshina around him. This should be the aeon referred to here. 

“Dhruva’s son was Vatsara, the year. Vatsara’s son Pushparna (the colourful) indicates a long dusk time. His wives Prabha and Dosha represent the day and the night. Parbha, the day gave birth to three sons – Praatah, Madhyandina and Saayamkala namely the morning, the midday and the evening. His wife Dosha (night) also gave birth two three sons, pradosha (nightfall), Niseedhi (midnight), and Vyushti (the predawn). Vyushti’s grandson was Chakshusa,the second Manu and as the very name indicates it marked the beginning of the visible dawn of human life on earth.”

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June 25, 2009 at 4:23 pm

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